TUCSON, Ariz. - An analysis has found that rising rents in Tucson are pushing families out of apartment complexes and disrupting children's school year.
Mapping shows that two school districts -- Tucson Unified and Amphitheater Unified -- have been hardest hit by evictions. Those evictions are a reflection of Tucson's housing crisis for lower-income residents.
In some neighborhoods, when rents rise quickly in large rental complexes near a school, a number of students might suddenly have to leave their classrooms at once.
Over the last year, the cost for a rental unit in Tucson increased by an average of $53 per month, though some apartment complexes saw rent increases in the hundreds.