The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness seeks the end of homelessness in Arizona, and will lead in this effort through advocacy, education and coordination with local communities.

Please help us in our mission by learning more about this issue by reading through this site.  You'll find overview information about homelessness, solutions, and opportunities to help and donate as AZCEH is recognized as a working poor tax credit organization.

You can also learn about innovative community collaborations under our Special Initiatives section.

Thank you for visiting and getting involved!

PROJECT H3 VETS


A Community-Based HUD-VASH Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

Our Current State: Ending Chronic Veteran Homelessness:  Ending homelessness is possible. It does not mean that no one will ever experience homelessness again. It means that when an individual or family has a housing crisis, our community has the systems and resources in place to immediately identify and support them in rapidly getting back into housing. Instances of homelessness should be rare, short-lived and non-recurring. 



While people experiencing homelessness absolutely struggle with poverty, domestic violence, chronic health conditions, mental health issues, and substance use, the primary reason that people become and remain homeless is their lack of safe and stable housing that they can afford.  Affordable housing is scarce in our communities.  The need far exceeds the supply, especially for those individuals and families with extremely low incomes.  

But there is a solution!  The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness and the Arizona Housing Alliance are advocating for the restoration of the state housing trust fund.  Created in 1988, the State Housing Trust Fund is a state resource devoted to addressing Arizona's housing needs.  Read more and endorse our efforts...






Tools of the Trade Training Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Pima County Housing Center



Come learn tricks and tips from enrollment gurus on how to navigate the different eligibility and determination process(es) to connect your caseload to benefit programs they may be eligible to receive.  Learn more...

Education for our members and community stakeholders is at the center of our mission of ending homelessness. By sponsoring and highlighting workshops, training opportunities, hosting an annual statewide conference, as well as providing access to resources and information, we hope to strengthen Arizona’s capacity to end homelessness through capacity-building for our member organizations.  As additional professional development, training and community learning opportunities become available throughout Arizona, we will post them on our Events Calendar.  Members are welcome to submit their events for inclusion on the calendar to coalition@azceh.













   
   


ANNUAL POINT IN TIME STREET COUNT

Help us better understand how many individuals and families are experiencing homelessness in our community and be better equipped to meet their needs.  Help us by volunteering for the 2015 Point-In-Time Homeless Street Count.  The 2015 Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count is a one-night street count to determine the number of people experiencing homelessness in Arizona during a given point-in-time. The count includes a brief survey to identify some characteristics of people experiencing homelessness in the community. 

Our community relies on federal, state, and local funding to support a wide range of housing and services for homeless individuals and families. Communities that receive federal funding for homeless assistance from The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are required to conduct a comprehensive PIT count. In addition to fulfilling federal requirements, the PIT count helps local governments and nonprofits more effectively allocate resources necessary to meet the needs of the homeless population in the community.

Volunteers are being sought to interview homeless individuals and families, to enter data collected from the interview, or both.  You can chose which option is best for you. The statewide count in broken up into three geographic areas: Maricopa CountyPima County, and the Balance of State.  Sign up to find out more information about this "boot on the ground" volunteer experience!  Learn more...



 

It's easy to become a member of AZCEH!  Simply click the Become a Member button at the top of this page and you will see a membership form and a link to a secure web site for credit card payment.

The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Your dues may be deductible.  Membership dues are used only to defray operation costs.

Thank you for your interest in ending homelessness in Arizona! learn more... 


NEW MEMBER BENEFIT


As a special AZCEH member benefit, we have teamed up with Shop Tab to offer our members discounted pricing.  Become a member today to learn more about this great benefit to engage your social media and donation efforts.  learn more...

 
   








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