The Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness (TPCH) is committed to reducing and ultimately eliminating homelessness in our region. Ending homelessness in Pima County – which covers more than 9,000 square miles including urban, suburban, rural, and Tribal area – means ensuring that those who are experiencing a crisis of homelessness obtain safe and stable housing as quickly as possible and do not return to the homeless system. In 2020, CoC leadership and staff created the TPCH Strategic Plan, which articulated a strategic path to guide efforts as a CoC to achieve these goals. Shortly afterward, the world changed with the onset of COVID-19. COVID-19 drastically altered how TPCH and its partners interacted with each other and with the people the CoC serves. This document, the 2022 Progress Report on the 2020 TPCH Strategic Plan, gives the CoC, its TPCH board and the community a look at our progress 18 months through the plan’s timeline.
The TPCH Strategic Plan advanced many goals from prior planning efforts to expand the permanent housing inventory, identify and lower barriers to system entry and housing, refine Coordinated Entry processes, increase systemwide data capacity, and incorporate a racial equity lens into system evaluation and improvement strategies. The Plan endeavors to ensure that all programs and interventions employed to address homelessness function together with a common set of objectives and performance measures targeted at achieving measurable change in Pima County communities – and that the system’s resources are being used to maximize impact the yield the greatest possible results. This document, the 2022 Progress Report on the 2020 TPCH Strategic Plan revisits these goals and summarizes progress toward their fulfillment.
We recognize that our coalition cannot end homelessness alone. The TPCH Strategic Plan centers the need for on-going and deeply embedded multi-sector partnerships to produce transformational change in our communities’ response to homelessness. It is founded on evidence-based practices and strategies in the field, focused on efforts that will yield the greatest possible results, and designed to provide the Continuum of Care and community leadership a framework for ending the crisis of homelessness in Pima County. As such, TPCH regularly monitors progress toward its goals and objectives, as it has done with the 2022 Progress Report on the TPCH Strategic Plan.