Housing prices and extreme temperatures are both on the rise in the southwest US, but it hasn’t slowed the growth of cities like Phoenix, Arizona, where construction is booming. Many construction workers and landscapers worry about passing out or dying on the job on 115-degree days. Meanwhile, many people living in trailers are deciding between paying rent and paying utility bills. Just last year, people experiencing homelessness made up half the 323 heat-related deaths in the Phoenix area. “We have this perfect storm happening here of an affordable housing crisis, high eviction rates, massive energy bill burdens, Covid,” says Stacey Champion, heat activist.