Stories tagged: "homelessness"

Judge Orders Phoenix to Permanently Clear 'The Zone' by Nov. 4
Judge Orders Phoenix to Permanently Clear ‘The Zone’ by Nov. 4

A judge ruled Wednesday that Phoenix must permanently clear the city’s largest homeless encampment, known as "The Zone," by Nov. 4.

Housing for Hope has received state and federal grants to convert a Kingman motel into a transitional and affordabel housing complex. Photo by  Stu Rapley.
1 in 5 Unhoused Kingman Residents Could Live in New Affordable Housing Community

The 20-unit complex will open in spring 2024, made possible by a combination of state and federal grants, will consist of 11 studios and 9 one-bedroom apartments.

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Phoenix Police Pin Homelessness Advocate to Pavement Amid Heatwave

Sophia Dancel was providing aid to residents of “The Zone” when she was arrested by law enforcement who were there to clear out the area.

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Hobbs Demands Accountability From Utilities Amid Historic Heat Wave

Eighteen people have died from the heat in Maricopa County so far this summer, and 69 of other deaths are being investigated as being a result of extreme heat.

East Mesa Hotel to Be Repurposed Into Transitional Housing for Unhoused Residents

Funding for the purchase of the 70-unit emergency and transitional housing comes from the American Rescue Plan Act.

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 2: A person's tent on 11 Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona on May 2, 2023. Nearby business owners recently sued the City of Phoenix to force them to displace community members experiencing homelessness and hardship in The Zone, a place where people congregate around the Human Services Campus, where there are several major shelters, a medical center, and respite centers during extreme heat. (Caitlin O'Hara for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Phoenix Buying Land for Structured Campground for City’s Growing Homeless Population

The Phoenix City Council has approved the purchase of 4.2 acres of state-owned property for building a structured campground for the city’s growing homeless population.

FILE - A large homeless encampment is shown in Phoenix, on Aug. 5, 2020. Five major U.S. cities, including Phoenix, and the state of California will receive federal help to get unsheltered residents into permanent housing under a new plan announced Thursday, May 18, 2023, as part of the Biden administration's larger goal to reduce homelessness 25% by 2025. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
White House Vows More Federal Aid to Reduce Homelessness in Phoenix

The program will build on the $2.5 billion already allocated to prevent homelessness under the administration’s American Rescue Plan.