Social Justice

Help for the homeless: Point-in-Time Count to reveal scope of problem, resources

PHOENIX – Volunteers and workers conduct the annual Point-in-Time Count of people who are living in shelters or outside of shelters to determine the scope of needs for those who are homeless.This year, for the first time, data was collected on a smartphone app. The information will be analyzed and sent to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The hidden homeless: Growing number of older people living on the streets

PHOENIX – Central Arizona Shelter Services says it helped more than 1,300 people older than 55 who are experiencing homelessness in the 2018-19 fiscal year. That’s nearly 30% of the total the agency served. And homelessness for Arizona residents is on the rise, according to the Arizona Department of Economic Security.