The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness seeks the end of homelessness in Arizona, and will lead in this effort through advocacy, education and coordination with local communities.
Please help us in our mission by learning more about this issue by reading through this site. You'll find overview information about homelessness, solutions, and opportunities to help and donate as AZCEH is recognized as a working poor tax credit organization.
You can also learn about innovative community collaborations under our Special Initiatives section.
Thank you for visiting and getting involved!
PROJECT H3 VETS
A Community-Based HUD-VASH Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans
Our Current State: Ending Chronic Veteran Homelessness:
Ending homelessness is possible. It does not mean that no one will ever experience homelessness again. It means that when an individual or family has a housing crisis, our community has the systems and resources in place to immediately identify and support them in rapidly getting back into housing. Instances of homelessness should be rare, short-lived and non-recurring.
While people experiencing homelessness absolutely struggle with poverty, domestic violence, chronic health conditions, mental health issues, and substance use, the primary reason that people become and remain homeless is their lack of safe and stable housing that they can afford. Affordable housing is scarce in our communities. The need far exceeds the supply, especially for those individuals and families with extremely low incomes.
But there is a solution! The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness and the Arizona Housing Alliance are advocating for the restoration of the state housing trust fund. Created in 1988, the State Housing Trust Fund is a state resource devoted to addressing Arizona's housing needs. Read more and endorse our efforts...
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, and a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
This year, National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week will be held from November 15-23, 2014.
Participating in National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week not only brings greater awareness to our community, but also helps to promote the national endeavor to end hunger and homelessness. The plight of those without a home, or those living in poverty, can be both lonely and difficult. Addressing their struggles by organizing and participating in this week may bring greater solidarity and understanding, as well as promote future involvement. Stay tuned for local events occurring during this week!
December 21st, marks the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, and as such we remember those locally who died without homes and recommit to ending homelessness in our communities.