WASHINGTON – It’s been a rough couple weeks for Phoenix as far as the news that has been coming out of the city about veterans. But on Wednesday, the White House delivered a welcome bit of good news.Read More »
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By Jan. 1, housing agencies will have found homes for the last 56 chronically homeless veterans in the Valley, making it the first metropolitan area in the country to accomplish this, advocates say.Read More »
It has been said in sports that winning isn't everything - it's the ONLY thing.Read More »
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will get a firsthand look at what it's like for some of the city's homeless veterans.
Arizona has a higher number of homeless veterans than most other states, in part because of the draw of its mild winters. More than 2,200 veterans are homeless in Arizona on any given night, making up one of every five people on the street, according to estimates from the state Department of Veterans Services.
Alarmed by the scale of the problem and the lack of resources available, state and private organizations are joining a national effort to make help available to those on the street.
The Maricopa County Association of Governments says it has been awarded $1.4 million in federal grants for three programs that will provide more housing for homeless people.Read More »
The number of homeless people in Phoenix metropolitan area is declining but more people are homeless for longer periods, a new survey shows.Read More »
The federal government has renewed a homeless grant and is sending $22.5 million to help those without a place to live in the Phoenix-area.Read More »
Sporting a pitch helmet, linen suit and big white mutton-chop sideburns, Oliver E. Comstock pedaled his bicycle along Tucson’s dusty roads with a soup kettle hanging from the handlebars. He will never be as famous as Wyatt Earp, but he was a real hero to the residents of southern Arizona’s Tent City.Read More »
I take issue with the current policies of Arizona government in regards to housing for the homeless and low-income residents of this state. Specifically, I wanted to discuss the “consolidated plan” that is being developed by the Arizona Department of Housing.Read More »