Homelessness

  • Invitation to Regional Homelessness Forum for Nonprofit Staff

    A series of outreach forums are being held with diverse groups to shape regional strategies to address homelessness. A forum was held with nonprofit leadership in January. Additional forums are planned with housing developers, business leaders, educators, and the faith community. These forums are intended specifically for the staff of nonprofit housing and service providers working directly to end homelessness. Please share this invitation with your staff and colleagues.

    The increasing numbers of people experiencing homelessness and the impending wave of people who may become homeless when the moratorium ends are escalating the urgency to find solutions. The insights and expertise of nonprofit providers valleywide are essential to understanding this crisis. As we develop regional strategies to move people from the streets to housing, we need to better understand the challenges you are facing in the field.

    This forum is co-hosted by the Arizona Housing Coalition, Arizona State University (ASU) Action Nexus, Maricopa Association of Governments, Maricopa County Human Services Department, Valley of the Sun United Way, and Vitalyst Health Foundation. The information gathered at the forum will shape regional, coordinated efforts to end homelessness.
  • Homeless Services-Maricopa Regional CoC-COVID-19 Response

    The Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care is working with the County Health Department to issue screening and referral pathways to identify three areas of focus for the community response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Point-In-Time Homeless 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.
  • 2020 Municipal Responses to Homelessness Report

    At the direction of Regional Council, a report was completed in 2018 to highlight the partnerships around the region dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness. The 2020 updated version of the report shows the growing commitment of cities, towns, and the County to address this issue.
  • Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Board

    The Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care has worked with a diverse array of partners to develop regional solutions to end homelessness. Each year, the expertise of the Board and community partners has resulted in more people being housed and supported in their quest for stability.
  • Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Committee

    The Continuum of Care Committee is a collaborative of cross-sector stakeholders providing housing and services to people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County.
  • Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

    The Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care has posted the FY 2019 Consolidated Application, the Planning Grant, and the Ranking and Project Priority Listing. Please contact Julie Montoya or Anne Scott with any questions or comments.

  • Resources

    Need help? Click and download the documents below to learn more about the various homelessness programs offered throughout the region.
     

    Arizona Homelessness and Housing Background Material
    Defining Homelessness - Frequently Asked Questions
    Individuals seeking homeless services
    Families seeking homeless services

  • 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.

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