Arizona Homelessness News

homeless outreach services in the valley...
KTAR.com

Resource page of organizations across the Valley that provide support to the homeless

For this month's news series, here is a list of organizations that provide resources for those experiencing homelessness in the Valley.
22 days ago
Apache Inn was purchased by the city of Tempe to help fight homelessness in the city. (City of Temp...
Damon Allred

Tempe purchases 2nd motel to continue fighting homelessness

The city of Tempe purchased a second motel to further its efforts to fight homelessness, the city announced Monday.
22 days ago
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KTAR Video

Video: How would a potential Supreme Court ruling to make homelessness a crime impact local shelters?

Lisa Glow, CEO of Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), joined Outspoken with Bruce and Gaydos to discuss how shelters for the unhoused could be impacted if the Supreme Court were to rule homelessness a crime. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
28 days ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Why those experiencing homelessness shouldn’t be criminally charged in Arizona

Why those experiencing homelessness shouldn’t be criminally charged in Arizona. Bruce St. James and Steve Goldstein discuss a new law in Oregon. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
29 days ago
new shelter in west Phoenix has privacy, workforce assistance...
Serena O'Sullivan

Phoenix’s Office of Homeless Solutions shares plan for new shelter with 280 beds

The city of Phoenix's Office of Homeless Solutions wants to create a new shelter in west Phoenix, according to a Wednesday announcement.
2 months ago
Southwest Behavioral and Health Services Phoenix...
Balin Overstolz McNair

Valley nonprofit opens new Phoenix facility to provide mental health services

Gov. Katie Hobbs spoke at a Tuesday grand opening for a new community resource center from Southwest Behavioral and Health Services.
3 months ago
Drug-free zones focus of new bill Republican lawmaker pushes...
Balin Overstolz McNair

State lawmaker wants to change Arizona law related to drug use and homelessness

Arizona state Rep. Matt Gress introduced a bill that would amend current law to create drug-free zones within areas around service providers.
3 months ago
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Colton Krolak

New Phoenix court helps those experiencing homelessness through the legal system

The Phoenix Community Court is a new path where people experiencing homelessness who are facing low-level criminal charges.
4 months ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Phoenix community court helping those experiencing homelessness

Phoenix community court helping those experiencing homelessness. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Subscribe to the KTAR Daily Newsletter: https://bit.ly/45MmM3G Read articles from KTAR News: https://ktar.com/ Download the KTAR app: https://ktar.com/the-ktar-newstalk-app/ Sign up for texts from KTAR: https://bit.ly/3EoCmGV Listen live to KTAR: https://ktar.com/listen-to-ktar-92-3-fm-anywhere/ KTAR SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTARNews X: https://x.com/KTAR923 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ktarnews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ktarnews/ […]
4 months ago
Point in time homelessness count 2024...
Balin Overstolz McNair

Here’s an inside look at Valley’s yearly census of unhoused population

It was a cold, rainy morning as volunteers and city and nonprofit workers gathered in Phoenix this week for the 2024 point-in-time homelessness count.
4 months ago
AZ Hugs was denied a special event permit by Tempe. (AZ Hugs Photo)...
KTAR.com

Tempe denies permit for nonprofit group offering free picnics for unhoused people

Tempe has denied a permit for a nonprofit group that offers free picnics for unhoused people, citing problems with trash and leftover drug paraphernalia.
4 months ago
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SuElen Rivera

About $89M going to affordable housing projects in Arizona and to combat homelessness

Nearly $90 million in funding was awarded to affordable housing projects across the state and to combat homelessness.
4 months ago
Maricopa County leaders need thousands of volunteers to collect data for its annual homelessness "P...
Serena O'Sullivan

Volunteers needed for annual Valley point-in-time homelessness count

Maricopa County leaders need volunteers to collect data for its annual homelessness "Point in Time" count.
5 months ago
A man engages with a woman experiencing homeless in Phoenix, Arizona...
Kevin Stone

Phoenix provides update on those relocated when Zone homeless encampment was cleared

Phoenix officials provided an update about the status of people who had to move when The Zone homeless encampment was cleared.
5 months ago
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KTAR Video

Video: How you can give back in the Phoenix area during the holidays

How you can give back in the Phoenix area during the holidays. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Subscribe to the KTAR Daily Newsletter: https://bit.ly/45MmM3G Read articles from KTAR News: https://ktar.com/ Download the KTAR app: https://ktar.com/the-ktar-newstalk-app/ Sign up for texts from KTAR: https://bit.ly/3EoCmGV Listen live to KTAR: https://ktar.com/listen-to-ktar-92-3-fm-anywhere/ KTAR SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTARNews X: […]
5 months ago
AZ Hugs for the Houseless outdoor picnic events...
Balin Overstolz McNair

East Valley city at odds with nonprofit group over free picnics for unhoused people

Tempe leaders asked nonprofit AZ Hugs to pause its Sunday Family Picnic event due to public safety concerns.
5 months ago
Associated Press

Study says the US is ill-prepared to ensure housing for the growing number of older people

The United States is ill-prepared to ensure housing and care for the growing ranks of America's older people.
6 months ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Phoenix explored contaminated land for homeless shelter

Phoenix explored contaminated land for homeless shelter. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Subscribe to the KTAR Daily Newsletter: https://bit.ly/45MmM3G Read articles from KTAR News: https://ktar.com/ Download the KTAR app: https://ktar.com/the-ktar-newstalk-app/ Sign up for texts from KTAR: https://bit.ly/3EoCmGV Listen live to KTAR: https://ktar.com/listen-to-ktar-92-3-fm-anywhere/ KTAR SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTARNews X: https://x.com/KTAR923 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ktarnews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ktarnews/ […]
6 months ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Phoenix explored contaminated land for homeless shelter

Phoenix explored contaminated land for homeless shelter. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Subscribe to the KTAR Daily Newsletter: https://bit.ly/45MmM3G Read articles from KTAR News: https://ktar.com/ Download the KTAR app: https://ktar.com/the-ktar-newstalk-app/ Sign up for texts from KTAR: https://bit.ly/3EoCmGV Listen live to KTAR: https://ktar.com/listen-to-ktar-92-3-fm-anywhere/ KTAR SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTARNews X: https://x.com/KTAR923 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ktarnews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ktarnews/ […]
6 months ago
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $10 million to help seniors exit homelessness and...
KTAR.com

Maricopa County invests $10M into housing projects for seniors, low-income families

Maricopa County officials approved $10 million to convert a hotel into senior housing and build a rental community for low-income families.
6 months ago
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KTAR Video

Video: What needs to be done to clean up The Zone in Phoenix

What needs to be done to clean up The Zone in Phoenix. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Subscribe to the KTAR Daily Newsletter: https://bit.ly/45MmM3G Read articles from KTAR News: https://ktar.com/ Download the KTAR app: https://ktar.com/the-ktar-newstalk-app/ Sign up for texts from KTAR: https://bit.ly/3EoCmGV Listen live to KTAR: https://ktar.com/listen-to-ktar-92-3-fm-anywhere/ KTAR SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTARNews X: […]
6 months ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Phoenix homeless begin returning to The Zone encampment area weeks after city finished clean up

Two weeks after the City of Phoenix completed clearing the final blocks of The Zone homeless encampment downtown reports of homeless returning have begun to arise. Mike Broomhead discusses. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Subscribe to the KTAR Daily Newsletter: https://bit.ly/45MmM3G Read articles from KTAR News: https://ktar.com/ Download the KTAR app: https://ktar.com/the-ktar-newstalk-app/ Sign […]
6 months ago
Grand Hotel in Mesa...
SuElen Rivera

Mesa moves forward with converting hotel into temporary homeless shelter

The city of Mesa announced Monday it will move forward with converting a former hotel into a temporary homeless shelter.
7 months ago
man holds his dog inside a Phoenix cooling center...
SuElen Rivera

What’s next for those who were living in The Zone homeless encampment in Phoenix?

As the last of the individuals living in "The Zone" homeless encampment in downtown Phoenix were connected to services or placed in temporary housing, some wonder if their new path will be sustainable.
7 months ago
side by sides of the zone cleanup in downtown Phoenix...
KTAR.com

Phoenix finishes cleaning up final blocks of The Zone homeless encampment

The city of Phoenix on Wednesday successfully finished cleaning up The Zone, where people experiencing homelessness lived for years.
7 months ago