Homelessness

There is an alarming rise in the numbers of people experiencing homelessness in our region. More people are at risk of eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Innovative solutions require increased collaboration at every level in the region.

Everyone can play a role in reducing preventing homelessness.

Human Services Director
Kelli Williams
Regional Homelessness Program Manager
Nicky Stevens
Human Services Planner IV
Katie Gentry
Human Services Planner II
Haleigh Owens

Homelessness Information

Need Help?

Resources available for those experiencing homelessness

Background & Resources

Background and information on homelessness and programs

Make a Difference

Real change, not spare change. One person can make a difference

Pathways Home

Regional Action Plan dashboard, progress report, funding, media kits.

Continuum of Care

Working together to developing solutions to end homelessness

Policies & Manuals

Forms, operation manuals, standards and procedures

Data & Research

Regional strategies, reports, outreach, research and data

Homelessness Trends

Quarterly trend report of homelessness in Maricopa County

PIT Street Count

Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is an annual street and shelter count in Maricopa County

RFPs

Procurement Opportunities relating to homelessness from across the region

NOFO

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Trainings

Eviction Training, Emergency Housing Voucher Training

Many Faces of Homelessness

Street Count Tells Story of Those Experiencing Homelessness
It’s 5:30 a.m., and James Hill trundles a shopping cart along dark downtown street. He is approached by an outreach team conducting an annual count of the region’s homeless. It is one day after James’ 54th birthday. He tells them he has been homeless for a month.

The Point in Time Homelessness Street Count was conducted in communities across the Valley. Hundreds of volunteers in communities throughout the region scanned alleys, parks, riverbeds, building doorways, and other areas in an effort to get an accurate count of the number of people experiencing homelessness. The count provides a one-night snapshot of the number of men, women and children living in unsheltered situations or on the streets. Read the full PIT Count Story

Make A Difference - Real Change, Not Spare Change.

Local and tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, faith-based communities and many more are working together to address homelessness throughout the region, but one person can make a difference.

To ensure that those experiencing homelessness receive the most effective help, we encourage you to reduce homelessness through “Real Change, Not Spare Change.” Here are a few healthy ways to help:

 
Photo of woman interviewing person experiencing homelessness on streets in Phoenix Region

Phoenix Region Receives $35.7M Grant to Aid in Homelessness Efforts

Funding programs and services that help the homeless population...

Homelessness Grant
Photo of Valley man experiencing homelessness being counted by MAG point in time count volunteer

Local Governments Step Up Homelessness Efforts

Recent street count shows 35% increase in unsheltered homelessness...

Homelessness Efforts
PIT Count 2022

Street Count Tells Story of Those Experiencing Homelessness

It’s 5:30 a.m., and James Hill trundles a shopping cart along dark downtown street...

PIT Count 2022