MAG Homelessness

The Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care is committed to collaboration and coordination on a regional basis because homelessness does not stop at any one city’s borders. Working together towards common goals, we care for our neighbors and ensure that the county’s residents have access to safe, affordable, and stable housing. Our goal is to create a long-term viable system that ensures homelessness in our community is brief, rare, and non-recurring. The Regional Plan to End Homelessness guides us toward that goal.

  • Point-In-Time Homelessness Count

    The Point-in-Time homeless street count and shelter count is an effort to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County and the entire country. In order to accomplish local and federal goals toward ending homelessness, we first need to know who is experiencing homelessness, where they are, and to better understand the factors surrounding their homelessness.
  • Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness

    Need help? Click and download this document to learn more about the various homelessness programs offered throughout the region.
  • 2017 NOFA

    The Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care is announcing homeless services funding available through the FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Application.
  • Coordinated Entry Subcommittee

    The Coordinated Entry Subcommittee provides input and makes recommendations to the Continuum of Care Board on principles and guidelines for the Coordinated Entry System, including: 1) written standards for determining and prioritizing eligibility criteria for individuals and families; and, 2) compliance with HUD notices on coordinated entry.
  • ESG Subcommittee

    The ESG Subcommittee provides input and makes recommendations to the Continuum of Care Board to foster collaboration and coordination for the homeless services system and partners with the CoC to comply with the requirements set forth in 24 CFR Subpart “Establishing and Operating a Continuum of Care” of the Interim Final Rule, responsibilities outlined in the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act, and HUD Notice of Funding Availability Requirements.
  • Data Subcommittee

    The CoC Data Subcommittee provides input and makes recommendations to the Continuum of Care Board on policies related to the Homeless Management Information System. This includes: Review, revise and recommend approval of a privacy plan, security plan and data quality plan for HMIS, which includes HUD covered coordinated entry processes; Encourage and support data transparency for peer review purposes; and Review and recommend HMIS policies and procedures, which includes HUD covered coordinated entry processes and a system-wide data sharing policy.
  • Rank and Review Subcommittee

    The R and R subcommittee reviews and ranks projects for the Notice of Funding Availability application process based on scorecard performance. Projects are given feedback when reviewed by the Subcommittee. In addition, this group assists with funding decisions.

About MAG

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

Title VI

Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which MAG receives federal financial assistance.

Get in Touch

  • Address: 302 N. 1st Ave., Suite 300
    Phoenix, Arizona 85003

  • Phone: (602) 254-6300

  • FAX: (602) 254-6490

  • Email: mag@azmag.gov