Poverty


Program helps new Tucson homeowners roll repairs into mortgage

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Arizona Daily Star “Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was spreading the word Tuesday about federal programs that will help homebuyers renovate their new homes or increase energy efficiency by adding those costs to their monthly mortgage payments, rather than having to cover the costs upfront.” Read more…

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Making affordable housing truly affordable

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Tucson News Now “Under the program, the buyer is allowed to roll the cost of the improvements into the mortgage at a cost of about $5 for each thousand dollars of improvements.” Read more…

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Mentoring to make a difference

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Tucson News Now “There are 12 organizations in Tucson, which can be found here, who have mentoring programs with a variety of volunteer requirements.” Read more…

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Want to make Tucson a better place? Mentor a kid

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Arizona Daily Star “Mentors offer guidance, friendship and compassion young people may not otherwise receive from adult. When researching how to spur young people on toward high school graduation, college and a productive postgrad life, the mayor’s office decided mentoring, not scholarships, could have a longer-lasting impact on Tucson youth.” Read more…

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ACA open enrollment begins, prompting local health care push

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Arizona Public Media “’The important message is for folks to know that the Affordable Care Act is still there,’ said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. ‘If they were part of it last year, they can be part of it this year.’” Read more…

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