Housing the Homeless
Sept. 6, 2016
Last summer, two emergency shelters next to the Human Services Campus were shut down as dangerous and inhumane. Today, some 500 of the men and women who once slept on thin mats in shelters now have homes of their own, thanks to an approach called housing first. Instead of using housing as a carrot for the homeless, the goal is to get those people in housing as a first step to help end homeless. Amy Schwabenlender, vice president of community impact for the Valley of the Sun United Way, and Bruce Liggett, director of the Maricopa County Human Services Department, will tell us more about the housing-first approach.