Mesa, Arizona’s Off the Streets Program is producing great results I have been doing a lot of reading over the last few days, combing over the new Maricopa Associated Governements (MAG) Regional Action Plan for 2022. MAG is collaborating with local governements and municipalities to address the homeless situation from…Continue Reading
Glendale Implements New Program to Help Homeless – Kinda Sorta
In July, 2021, the city of Glendale, AZ, with a general population of about 250,000 residents, announced a new program to “help homeless.” You will find it on the city website in the news section. Sounds like good news, right? It appears that Glendale Community College was given some cash…Continue Reading
PIT – Point in Time 2020
Last year at this time I could only go off of the 2019 numbers of houseless people counted in the nations one night of counting of an invisible population. This year I was hoping to have 2021 numbers as the PIT is done on a night in January. However, the…Continue Reading
City Adds Staff and Enforcement to End Homelessness?
Certain announcements and recent events led me to study in depth the City of Phoenix approved budgets for 2018-19 and 2019-20. As stated by several city officals before, there is not one defined department and there doesn’t show any direct funds budgeted to end homelessness. Instead there is funding from…Continue Reading
What would you do with 27 million?
City of Phoenix Plans to house 925 additional people I just posted last week about the lack of plans to spend the additional budgeted monies of the state, county and city set aside to tackle the homelessness crisis in the greater Phoenix area. Governor Doug Ducey put $50 million aside…Continue Reading
Phoenix Responds to Crisis Much Differently Than LA
The only thing that’s worse than having lots of people living in encampments is throwing them out of the encampments and making them more vulnerable,” Los Angeles council member Mike BoninContinue Reading
Unsheltered Perspectives – A report on the unsheltered homeless in Phoenix
A new report on the unsheltered homeless population of Phoenix, AZ, came out this week and one of the most significant things they found was that they need to listen to the real stories of the people on the streets to combat the problem with real solutions.Continue Reading
California’s Homeless Population is growing exponentially…..
This is one of the few articles I have read recently that points to specific actions that have caused this exponential growth. Alicia states the most obvious cause of living without a permanent shelter is the rising cost of housing and the simultaneously decreasing affordable housing units available. It is in the next paragraph though that I see as a very important and often overlooked cause of homelessness.Continue Reading
Housing First or Not?
The Street Fairy’s thoughts on a recent Canadian Study into the Housing First Model I have heard about the Housing First in San Diego a few years ago, they were beginning this model of supplying housing to homeless veterans and a few county programs first, before connecting them to any…Continue Reading