Bear Camp Proposal

The City of Tucson, under the leadership of Council Member Richard Fimbres, has been hosting monthly meetings to address some of the ongoing struggles with providing safe, decent housing for all of us. At the same time, Council Member Karin Uhlich and her staff have been investigating some housing options that are being used in …

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Ronstadt Transit Center Redevelopment

A picture of Ronstadt Transit Center at night

The City of Tucson has been in the process of a redevelopment of the Ronstadt Transit Center – the downtown hub for the city bus system — since the fall of 2013. They conducted a series of stakeholder meetings in early 2014, put out a Request for Qualifications and have now received preliminary proposals from …

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Six West

Image of the number 6 on a sign from the building site

A New Housing Model for Tucson There is a nationwide conversation about low cost housing solutions. In cities like Portland, Oregon and Austin, Texas, low income residents have taken the initiative to create their own villages. Here in Tucson, we are just starting the conversation. Some discussion took place within the Occupy Tucson movement, which …

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An Overview of Low Income Housing in Tucson

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN There is a spectrum of low income housing in Tucson: Homeless, sleeping in the park, need to move when prompted Homeless, sleeping in the river in a makeshift camp, also may need to move Primavera Men’s Shelter, 90 bunk beds in one room, three month limit Section 8 rental housing, waiting list …

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