The Arizona Republic
By Alia Beard Rau
Arizona is among the five states in the nation hit hardest by the nation's housing crisis.
The federal government will send additional money to help Arizona families facing foreclosure this summer.
State legislators are trying to help families as well.
Nearly a dozen bills were proposed this session to address issues related to the housing crisis. About half are still moving through the system.
Seven of them, all sponsored by House Democrats, were packaged together and named the Foreclosure Rescue for Arizona Act. The Republican-controlled Legislature granted a hearing to only one of the bills.