Stories tagged: "homelessness"


FILE - A large homeless encampment is shown in Phoenix, Aug. 5, 2020. On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, the ACLU of Arizona filed a complaint against the city of Phoenix to block the planned resumption of cleanup sweeps it says have displaced people and destroyed identification documents, prescription medications and other meager belongings at a huge homeless encampment downtown. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
ACLU Sues City of Phoenix to Stop Sweeps of Homeless Camp

The ACLU of Arizona says it is suing the city of Phoenix in order to block resumed sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JULY 21:  An aerial view of people gathered near a homeless encampment in the afternoon heat on July 21, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Katie Hobbs’ Housing Plan Is Better Than Kari Lake’s, According to Housing Experts

Three housing experts reviewed Kari Lake's and Katie Hobbs' plans for addressing housing in Arizona and shared their reactions.

Norma Thornton feeds people in need in Bullhead City. (Photo courtesy of Institute for Justice)
Woman Sues Over Bullhead City Ban on Feeding Homeless People in Parks

A woman who was arrested for feeding homeless people in northwest Arizona is suing over a local ordinance that regulates food-sharing events in public parks.

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‘There Is More to It:’ Shelter Worker on Phoenix’s Growing Tent City

More than 600 people stay in downtown Phoenix's homeless shelter every night—and hundreds more sleep in tents on the streets surrounding the shelter.

Sharleen Kakalewska prepares to cut a client’s hair on Aug. 30, 2022, at the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix. Kakalewska volunteers with the Church of the Palms, United Church of Christ, which provides free showers, haircuts and hygienic products. (Photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite News)
Growing Unsheltered Community in Phoenix Receives Help From Project Connect

Project Connect is a program in Phoenix that provides resources like medical and housing assistance, and helps individuals acquire proper identification.

People over 50 who are experiencing homelessness are far more likely to die prematurely than those who have a roof over their heads, a new study finds. In this January 2022 photo, Elizabeth DaCosta shares resources with Troy Burell as she conducts the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count in downtown Phoenix. (File photo by Monserrat Apud/Cronkite News)
Death by Homelessness: Living on the Streets Cuts Lives Short, Study Finds

A new study says older people who live without traditional housing are 3.5 times more likely to die prematurely compared with those who have homes.

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Heat Deaths in Maricopa County Hit Half-Year Record

About two-thirds of the heat-associated deaths on Maricopa County involved people who were outdoors.