Stories tagged: "homelessness"


multiple tents set up on a Phoenix street
Sweltering Streets: Hundreds of People Without Shelter Die in Extreme Heat

Excessive heat causes more weather-related deaths in the United States than hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes combined.

old closed down building with motel sign above it
Federal Funding Approved for Over 750 New Affordable Housing Units in Phoenix Metro Area

Maricopa County in the last month has approved over $27 million of American Rescue Plan funding to go toward 758 new affordable housing units. 

(Photo by Steve Carr)
New Phoenix Shelter Opens as Summer Heat Approaches

A new 6,300 square-foot homeless shelter in downtown Phoenix will house up to 100 people overnight, and will be equipped with showers, restrooms, and air conditioning.

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StandDown Provides Arizona Veterans with Legal, Medical, and Housing Services

Hundreds of veterans lined up Thursday at the Arizona State Fairgrounds to get help at the 20th annual Maricopa County StandDown

Photo by Prince James Story/Cronkite News
‘Add to Your World’: ASU Student Starts Initiative to Help People Without Homes

Tierra Hopkins started leading workout sessions at area parks for free, with one ask of her participants—bring an item to donate to those without homes.

a shelter built from various items
How Phoenix Rescue Mission is Delivering Hope to Those in Need

Case managers with Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope Coach Mobile Outreach program work to form personal relationships with their clients.

The Phoenix Inn at Northern and 27th avenues
West Phoenix Getting New Homeless Shelter for People 55+ Thanks to Federal COVID Relief Funds

A new homeless shelter is being built near Metrocenter for ages 55 or older, marking an expansion into new areas of the city.