The Arizona Housing Coalition (formerly AZCEH) seeks to provide a variety of education, training, and networking opportunities for our Member Agencies and other homeless service providers, in addition to the Annual Conference to End Homelessness. It is the goal of AZCEH to assist in the development of a highly-skilled workforce, equipped with best practices in ending homelessness, which includes training on Arizona's adopted coordinated assessment, the SPDAT (Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool), motivational interviewing, diversion, trauma-informed care, permanent supportive housing, and much more. Learn more about exclusive Coalition training opportunities, and check below for our upcoming events!


If you are interested in receiving member rates for any of the Coalition trainings and events listed below, please note that only Affiliate (Level D) and Full Member Organizations (Levels E, F, G, H, I and J), and employees with a verifiable work email address, are eligible for reduced rate conference, training, and event pricing. To find out if your organization is a member, please check our Membership DirectoryAdvocate/Individual memberships (Level A), Homeless/Formerly Homeless membership (Level B), and Student memberships (Level C), are NOT ELIGIBLE for reduced rate conference, training, and event pricing at this time.

If you work for a member organization listed in our Membership Directory, but are experiencing trouble in registering for a Coalition training or event, please contact your organization's listed Membership Administrator to be added to the membership bundle, or contact Marisol Ortega at or by calling (602) 340-9393, ext. 101. 

Not a member, but interested in joining? Be a part of the solution! JOIN NOW!


For additional training opportunities from our member organizations, please visit our Member Events Calendar.

Upcoming Events

    • August 24, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar (Thunderbird Room), 17020 North Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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    You are cordially invited...

    We can hardly believe it's time yet again for our annual meeting, held every year in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Housing's Annual Housing ForumWe hope you'll join us for this special event, the very first Annual Member Meeting & Reception of the newly merged Arizona Housing Coalition. 

    Why should I attend?
    We are all in this work together and we can achieve greater impact when we effectively share our resources. What better way to add to your resource toolbox than networking with Arizona's leaders in the work to end homelessness and provide safe, affordable homes for all Arizonans. Bring your business cards and enjoy connecting with leaders from across the state doing!

    We encourage you to invite any colleagues or community partners who are interested in advancing policy and programming which seeks to address the issues of hunger, homelessness, and affordable housing in Arizona. Use this opportunity to meet our other members, and meet the new Board of Directors of the Arizona Housing Coalition. 

    Not a Member? 
    Not to worry! Every non-member is just a not-yet-member to us. You are welcome and encouraged to attend, or you can click HERE to learn more about membership. Bring your questions and don't be afraid to ask other Coalition members why they joined. We hope you leave feeling inspired to take action, beginning with becoming a part of the unified voice of the Arizona Housing Coalition, as we speak up for home and hope. 

    • Welcome & Introductions
    Joan Serviss & Val Iverson
    (Coalition Co-Executive Directors)
    • Sponsor Speaker: Chase Bank
    • Election of Board of Directors
    Gloria Munoz, Board Chair
    (Housing Authority of Maricopa County)
    • Merger Update & Website Sneak Peek

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    Thursday, August 24th • 5-7PM

    Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar
    17020 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

    Members: FREE / Non-members: $15

    We look forward to seeing you there and learning more about your work and how the Arizona Housing Coalition can further support you, your organization, your clients, and your community. 

    • October 02, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • October 03, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Black Canyon Conference Center, 9440 N 25th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021
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    24th Annual Statewide Conference
    on Ending Homelessness

    Monday, October 2nd 
    through Tuesday, October 3rd

    Black Canyon Conference Center
    9440 N. 25th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

    REGISTRATION will open in TWO phases:

    August 14th - August 27th: MEMBER PRE-SALE
    Open to members of AZCEH and AZ Housing Alliance 
    Member Pre-Sale Price: $225

    Are you an Organizational Member
    sending 3+ employees to the conference?
    You're eligible for a 10% member discount!
    (NOTE: In order to receive the discount, you MUST complete this form, otherwise this discount will not apply.)

    Continue with THIS REGISTRATION FORM to register 1-2 member attendees
    Click HERE to request a 10% discount for 3+ member attendees 

    August 28th - September 22nd: OPEN REGISTRATION 
    Open until capacity is reached
    Member Open Registration Price: $250
    Non-Member (General) Registration Price: $325

    Are you an Organizational Member
    sending 3+ employees to the conference?
    You're eligible for a 10% member discount! 
    (Non-Members ineligible for Member Discount,
    absolutely NO exceptions will be made.)

    Continue with THIS REGISTRATION FORM to register 1-2 member attendees

    Click HERE to request a 10% discount for
    All conference volunteers will receive complimentary conference registration.
    Click here for more information & to apply!


    After a SELL OUT conference last year, we could not be more excited for this year's 24th Annual Statewide Conference on Ending Homelessness, which will be held on Monday, October 2nd, and Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017, at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ. 

    This year’s theme, “Take Action: Building Homes, Breaking Down Walls,” is a natural continuation of the theme of the last three years in which the focus was on how to tell the story of our work. This year, we look forward to providing a more solid platform in which to learn how to TAKE ACTION with your stories in meaningful and impactful ways – in your workplace, in the state and federal legislature, and in the hearts and minds of our neighbors. 

    With the merging of these two member-based organizations in mind, the Arizona Housing Coalition is pleased to announce our 2017 primary keynote speaker as Dr. Tiffany Manuel, Vice President of Knowledge, Impact & Strategy at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., and the lead author of "You Don't Have to Live Here: Why Housing Messages Are Backfiring and 10 Things We Can Do About It." As the Alliance's membership of housing professionals and developers begin to mix and mingle with AZCEH's homeless service professionals, it is our hope that we can all come together to find our collective message and voice in order to more effectively impact the hearts & minds of our elected officials, peers and colleagues, and neighbors alike. 

    Each year, we look forward to honoring some of our state's most hardest working at the Awards of Excellence in eight categories celebrating every level from direct-service to business partnership to lifetime achievement. 
    Click HERE to learn more and NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY!

    With the potential for over 8 tracks and up to 60 sessions, all intended to strengthen Arizona’s capacity to end homelessness through strengthening provider organizations, practical application of innovative as well as time-tested strategies that have resulted in successfully ending homelessness, and building the skills of and helping professionals at all levels who are seeking to prevent and end homelessness.
    Click HERE to see past years' sessions & speakers
    Click HERE to submit a proposal to present

    HOW TO GET INVOLVED: Sponsorships
    We couldn't do what we do without the generous support of our sponsors, many of whom can be found on-site at the event with lots of goodies, giveaways, and info about why their work is meaningful to yours. 
    Click HERE to learn about sponsorship opportunities

    • November 11, 2017
    • November 19, 2017
    • AZCEH, 141 E. Palm Lane, Suite #105

    National Hunger
    & Homelessness
    Awareness Week

    November 11th - 19th, 2017

    In partnership with the National Coalition for the Homeless, AZCEH annually observes National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and work toward a world where no one has to experience Hunger and Homelessness. 

    Please check back here and watch our Facebook page for more info about #NHHAW 2017 events

    • November 16, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maricopa Association of Governments, 302 N. 1st Avenue, Second Floor, Ironwood Room, Phoenix, AZ, 85003
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    Registration is closed

    Effective Administration
    of the SPDAT Assessment
    for Single Adults

    Maricopa Regional CoC

    Presented by
    AZHC Certified SPDAT Trainers:
    Jennifer Page (MMIC) and 
    David Garrett (CBI)

    Thursday, November 16th
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    (Registration opens October 16th)

    Maricopa Association of Governments
    302 N. 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
    Second Floor | Ironwood Room

    Effective Administration of the SPDAT Assessment for SINGLE ADULTS: Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care (MRCOC) will focus on the practical application of the Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT), and how each trainee can properly and effectively administer the SPDAT as a case management tool for SINGLE ADULTS within their respective program, agency, or organization.  


    If you or your team are in need of F-SPDAT training, please contact the Family Housing Hub/Standing Strong for Families at (602) 595-8700. 


    What is the SPDAT?

    The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual’s acuity, which is currently in use in more than 100 communities across the U.S. and Canada, helping to improve intake processes and use existing resources to help serve individuals in gaining access to programs and services which are best aligned to end their homelessness. The assessment tool, across multiple components, prioritizes whom to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person's life where support is most likely necessary in order to maintain housing stability.

    Recently updated to Version 4, the SPDAT uses 15 dimensions to determine an acuity score that will help inform professional Permanent Supportive Housing and/or Rapid Re-Housing practitioners about the following:

    • Single adults who will benefit most from Housing First
    • Single adults who will benefit most from Rapid Re-Housing
    • Single adults who are most likely to end their own homelessness with little to no intervention on your part
    • Which areas of the person’s life that can be the initial focus of attention in the case management relationship to improve housing stability
    • How individuals are changing over time as a result of the case management process
    Building on the practical foundations of education, training, and work experience, trainees will learn best practices in SPDAT administration for single adults, as well as the significance of assessment and prioritization to service connection and housing stability, supported by Housing-Based Case Management core concepts and techniques.


    RECOMMENDED PRE-REQUISITES NOTE: Coffee and water will be available all day. You will also be given one hour for lunch. We encourage you to check out the many food establishments within walking distance in the downtown area. Click HERE for more info about food & drink in downtown Phoenix.
    • December 14, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • tbd
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    Join us for our

    ~ ~ ~

    Thursday, December 14th
    5-7PM (subject to change)
    Hors d'oeuvres will be served

    Tucson, AZ

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    (former AZCEH Members
    & AZ Housing Alliance Members)

    $15 for Non-Members
    • December 21, 2017
    • AZCEH, 141 E. Palm Lane, Suite #105

    Homeless Persons'
    Memorial Day

    Thursday, December 21st, 2017

    Every year on December 21st, the vernal equinox -- the longest night of the year -- we remember our neighbors who have passed away on the streets. The National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Consumer Advisory Board and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourage communities to host public events remembering those lost. Please check back for more information, or consider organizing your own Memorial Day event -- download the official organizing manual to see how you can participate.

    Please check back here and watch our Facebook page for more info about 
    statewide memorial events in 2017


Arizona Housing Coalition (formerly AZCEH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization | Federal Tax ID#: 86-0909029 | CONTACT
AZHC is also the proud coordinator of the Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance

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