About the Arizona Housing Coalition
Every Arizonan has a safe, affordable place to call home.
The Arizona Housing Coalition (AZHC) is a collaborative association that leads in the efforts to end homelessness and provide safe, affordable housing to all Arizonans.
In the early 1990s, organizations seeking to end homelessness decided to work together to share knowledge and attain greater funding for their efforts. The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness was created to give a unified voice. In a similar vein, in 2008, the Arizona Housing Alliance was started, born from frustration that affordable housing is unachievable for many Arizonans, and knowledge that if we came together we could reverse this trend.
Now in 2017, the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness and the Arizona Housing Alliance are experiencing even greater growth and possibility. Both boards of the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness and the Arizona Housing Alliance voted to merge, to create the Arizona Housing Coalition.
The Arizona Housing Coalition works to end the root causes of homelessness and assure a safe, affordable home is available to all Arizonans through a multi-level approach. We work toward our mission by focusing our efforts on:
· Public Policy Advocacy: The Arizona Housing Coalition works with local groups to monitor and respond to state, and federal policies and laws that affect homeless and near-homeless people and the creation of affordable housing.
· Increasing Awareness: The Arizona Housing Coalition promotes knowledge and awareness about homelessness, its causes and solutions, and the need for more affordable housing in our state.· Assisting the Community: The Arizona Housing Coalition collaborates with local communities and agencies that are working to address the housing gap and in responding to homelessness. We convene partners together to facilitate progress towards this end. The Arizona Housing Coalition offers workshops, training opportunities, as well as access to resources and information.