About the Arizona Housing Coalition

VISION

Every Arizonan has a safe, affordable place to call home.

MISSION

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.  


HISTORY

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.


To end homelessness and provide safe, affordable housing we: 

Creating a Highly-Trained Workforce

Homeless services and affordable housing development are constantly evolving with policy and industry changes. To meet these needs, the Arizona Housing Coalition provides exclusive education, training, and networking opportunities for our members. We are also proud to host two annual convenings: a spring conference focused on connecting the community development and health sectors, and a fall conference focused on best practices in ending homelessness.

Building Political Will Together

The Arizona Housing Coalition champions funding priorities focused on increased development of affordable housing and the aligning of resources which address homelessness and the housing instability experienced by far too many Arizonans. With over 200 members, and counting, we keep our members informed about important policy, regulatory changes, and bills at the local, state, and national levels, and activate our membership on policy issues. Through membership, your voice is amplified in our state capitol and beyond.

Assisting the Community through Partnership

Through building partnerships, the Arizona Housing Coalition collaborates with other organizations in order to increase the supply of affordable homes and build capacity among service providers in an effort to end homelessness. In addition to our commitment to the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities, we are proud to be the lead coordinating agency of the Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance, connecting veterans and their families to critical services needed to ensure health and housing stability.

Because every Arizonan should have a safe, affordable place to call home.

Arizona Housing Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Federal Tax ID#: 86-0909029

AZHC is also the proud home of the 
Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance

141 E Palm Lane, Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 340-9393

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