NPR: Lack of homes for people are leading to more burns from hot pavement in Phoenix

Phoenix is seeing an alarming rise in people with skin burns from falling on hot pavement. Elderly people usually make up the small number of cases, but unhoused people account for much of the surge.

No major U.S. city gets more days with triple-digit heat than Phoenix. And that heat is leading to more and more deaths. Homeless advocates say one major issue is that not only does Arizona have too much hot weather, it also doesn’t have enough homes. From member station KJZZ, Katherine Davis-Young reports.