News Releases

Maricopa Region Receives $46.5 Million to Address Homelessness

PHOENIX (February 26, 2024) — As the region continues working to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness, more than $46.5 million in federal funding is on the way to help fund dozens of local homelessness programs. The award tops last year’s funding by $10 million.

Household Travel Survey Helps Plan for Future Needs

PHOENIX (February 12, 2024) — Now, nearly 5,000 randomly selected households will have the chance to share information about their day-to-day travel experiences and needs – and earn some money for their participation.

Annual Homelessness Count Takes Place January 23

PHOENIX (January 3, 2024) – Hundreds of volunteers will scan alleys, parks, riverbeds, streets, doorways, and other areas January 23, 2024, in an annual effort to count the number of people experiencing homelessness in the region at a specific point in time.

Shaping Plans to Reduce Climate Pollution

PHOENIX (December 12, 2023) – The Maricopa Association of Governments is developing a plan to address climate pollution for Maricopa and Pinal counties and you have a chance to weigh in on what climate issues are most important to you.

Secure Your Load This Holiday Season

PHOENIX (November 28, 2023) – Holiday time in Arizona is filled with plenty of festive traditions, from decking the halls with oversized decorations to choosing a new Christmas tree to finding that perfect family present.

Rio Reimagined Ambassador Selected

PHOENIX (October 31, 2023) — Helping to protect rivers that connect diverse communities within the Maricopa region. Implementing strategies to revitalize the communities and amenities along the Salt and Gila rivers. Serving as a liaison among local and tribal governments, Arizona State University, and a variety of entities in the Rio Reimagined Partnership with the federal government.

Domestic Violence a Key Cause of Homelessness for Women

PHOENIX (September 29, 2023) — According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence,* up to 57 percent of unsheltered women report that domestic violence was the immediate cause of their homelessness. Additionally, 38 percent of all victims of domestic violence experienced homelessness at some point in their lives.

MAG Names New Chief of Staff and New Chief Transportation Officer

PHOENIX (September 21, 2023) - The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) has named Audra Koester Thomas as its new chief of staff and John Bullen as the agency’s chief transportation officer, following a selection process that included a multi-agency review panel.