This expert panel discussed the changes in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding priorities and what this means for Arizona’s homelessness assistance and housing programs. The panel addressed the new approaches to ending homelessness and how current systems need to change to take advantage of these new evidence-based practices. They also discussed what is needed to maintain momentum towards achieving sustainable outcomes and building capacity in our communities.
This program was held at Encanto Pointe, Arizona’s first-ever “Housing First” affordable housing community.
Dede Devine, CEO, Native American Connections
Fred Karnas, President & CEO, St. Luke’s Health Initiatives
Mattie Lord, Chief Program Officer, UMOM New Day Centers
Brande Mead, Human Services Program Manager, Maricopa Association of Governments
Michael McDonald, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Tucson