A judge ruled Wednesday that Phoenix must permanently clear the city’s largest homeless encampment, known as "The Zone," by Nov. 4.
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.
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.
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.
Funding for the purchase of the 70-unit emergency and transitional housing comes from the American Rescue Plan Act.
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.
The program will build on the $2.5 billion already allocated to prevent homelessness under the administration’s American Rescue Plan.
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