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...
ASU's Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy & AZCEH Training Opportunity!
Join ASU's Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) and AZCEH for Stages of Change and Introduction to Motivational Interviewing on Thursday, May 21at the ASU Tucson Component. Discounts for AZCEH members!!! 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.
22nd Annual Statewide Conference on Ending Homelessness - Wednesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 8th 2015
Mark your calendars now for the 22nd Annual Statewide Conference on Ending Homelessness. The conference will be held on Wednesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix. Request for session proposals, sponsorship opportunities and award nominations will go out shortly, but we wanted to announce our keynote speakers! Joining us Wednesday is Vu Le, blogger for Nonprofit with Balls. On Thursday, October 9th, we'll be joined in the afternoon by Dr. Jama Shelton, Forty to None Project Director and Deputy Executive Director for the True Colors Fund. The Forty to None Project refers to the fact that in America, up to 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Dr. Shelton is considered to be the foremost leading authority on LGBT youth homelessness.