The impacts of homelessness and the work to address it have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join TPCH for a special update on the state of homelessness in Pima County featuring new data about the conditions and experiences of homelessness in Pima County released by the University of Arizona Southwest Institute for Research on Women, updates from local government regarding strategies to address homelessness, and a special presentation by the US Interagency Council on Homelessness.
This meeting will be held virtually and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoc–pqz4oE9SJ3nIhi-aPRHLfnJ484UTF. After registering, you will receive an automated email with details to access the meeting.
New Report on Homelessness in Pima County (University of Arizona)
Dr. Keith Bentele with the University of Arizona Southwest Institute for Research on Women will provide an overview of key findings from the recently published report, People Experiencing Homelessness in the Tucson/Pima County Continuum of Care, which includes an updated estimate on the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the region and important learnings about the demographics, conditions, and experiences.
Federal Landscape and Response to Homelessness (US Interagency Council on Homelessness)
Helene Schneider with the US Interagency Council on Homelessness and former Mayor of the City of Santa Barbara will provide an update on the national landscape and response to homelessness including Federal priorities under the Biden Administration.
Addressing Homelessness at the Local Level (City of Tucson, Pima County)
Liz Morales, Director of the City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development and representatives from the Pima County Community and Workforce Development Department will provide updates on local governments’ response to homelessness including a report on activities since the onset of the pandemic and planned activities for the future.
Jason Thorpe, Planning and Community Development Administrator with the City of Tucson Department of Housing and Community Development, will provide an current and upcoming TPCH activities to support community agencies’ work to prevent and end homelessness in the region.