Progress Snapshot

The plan includes three action steps leading to the target goal of reducing homelessness by 25 percent by 2027. These steps include committing to work together throughout the region, increasing safe housing options, and supporting diverse partnerships to address homelessness. Together, these steps can strengthen the regional infrastructure to address homelessness.

Specific outcome measures will be identified, tracked and assessed for each action step during implementation. Activities may be undertaken by individual communities, neighboring communities partnering on areas of mutual interest and benefit, and/or by all local and tribal governments in support of the regional response.

The plan represents a $133 million investment with $109 million in confirmed funding from public and private sources. The additional $24 million needed to fully implement the plan will be raised from a variety of public and private sources.

The dollar amounts shown below are numbers only from local and tribal governments and do not include individual communities, non-profit or other entities.

We can reduce homelessness by 25 percent by 2027

Housing is the foundation for healthy families and vibrant communities, and there are many new options to explore. This is an all-hands-on-deck kind of movement – we all have something to bring to the table.

Riann Balch
Co-Chair of the Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Board

Over 10 million dollars spent on steps of the pathways home plan
Over 1 million dollars in-kind contributions such as staff time, partner contributions, facility space or land
Over 58 million dollars being spent to fight homelessness

Adding Housing Units

Permanent Housing units can include rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing with the goal of helping people to transition to permanent housing. Rapid Rehousing (RRH) provides rental housing subsidies and tailored supportive services for up to 24-months. Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) provides long-term housing with intensive supportive services to persons with disabilities. 

Temporary housing can include converting hotel rooms, traditional shelter, low barrier shelter, and bridge housing. Low-barrier Shelters accept people often not eligible for other (traditional) shelters and housing, such as people who are actively using drugs or alcohol. Bridge Housing is a stable experience that can facilitate placement into permanent housing. Although models for bridge housing can vary greatly, the ultimate goal is to provide a stable temporary housing situation with supportive services while an individual is in the process of locating, applying to, and/or obtaining permanent housing.

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Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness. In order to effectively coordinate care and meet the needs of the community, the HMIS system needs to be evaluated and enhanced as well as incorporate other data sources for additional context.

 

January 2022

Discuss HMIS Evaluation with Continuum of Care

March 2022

Meet with Funding Partners

March 2022

Meet with Statewide Partners

June 2022

Comprehensive Evaluation of Vendor and Community Need

Coordinated Entry Evaluation

Coordinated Entry provides a centralized approach to connect the Continuum of Care's most vulnerable homeless residents to housing through a single community wide assessment tool and program matching system. Coordinated entry processes, deployed across an entire community, make it possible for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness to have their strengths and needs quickly assessed (triage), and to be swiftly connected to appropriate, tailored housing and services within the community. People with the greatest needs receive priority for any type of housing and homeless assistance available, including permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing, and other interventions. To better serve the clients, the Coordinated Entry system is evaluated on an annual basis and implement changes based on the results of the evaluation.

 

Dec. 2021

MAG Released a Request for Proposal

February 2022

MAG Selected the Consultant

March 2022

Evaluation of Coordinated Entry System Begins

October 2022

Complete Evaluation and Implement Findings of Coordinated Entry System

June 2023

Complete Implementation of Findings from the Evaluation

Real Change not spare change. Homeless person sleeping on the ground