Arizona Talks: Homelessness

Thursday, October 26 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

What can be done about this critical issue?

Join us at Greenwood Brewing to discuss the issue of homelessness in Arizona and how we can help the increasing unhoused population.

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Our Speakers for the Night

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Yassamin Ansari

Phoenix Vice Mayor

Lauren Gilger

Lauren Gilger

Host and Producer at KJZZ News

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Matt Gress

Arizona State Representative (R-LD4)

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Elizabeth Da Costa

Housing Program Administrator, AHCCCS

Catherine Miranda

Catherine Miranda

Arizona State Senator (D-LD11)

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Joselyn Wilkinson

Statewide Capacity Building Director, Arizona Housing Coalition

About the Event

What is this about?

According to a report by Arizona’s Department of Economic Security from December of 2022, the homeless population in Arizona is estimated to be around 13,500. This represents nearly a 23% increase since 2020. During this same period, homelessness across America had increased 1%.

Last year, there were roughly 90,000 Arizonans who were considered at-risk and received preventative rental assistance or homeless intervention services. Rising rents and a lack of affordable housing continue to have a detrimental effect on housing security and intervention services.

Why come to this event?

Come hear from some of Arizona’s top policy minds, learn about the issue of homelessness in Arizona from a variety of different perspectives, and meet other people who care about this issue.

What is Arizona Talks?

We are a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement by making valuable civil dialogue accessible to the public. We create experiences for Arizonans to learn, discuss, and connect over our country’s most challenging issues.

If you believe that civil and substantive discussion is essential to preserving a free and democratic society, please join us and support our work to continue providing a public forum for open inquiry, fact-based analysis, and vigorous, civil discussion in Arizona.

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