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Phoenix Focused on Building Affordable Housinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/1000Housing2/27/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1000/Newsroom_Housing_016.jpgPhoenix Focused on Building Affordable Housing<div class="ExternalClass993A81F349D144FCAA45196F6C5B562F"><html> <p>The city of Phoenix Housing Department has more affordable housing units under construction than ever before. Current estimates reveal a shortage of up to 100,000 of these types of units. <br><br>“We are in high gear to help address a housing shortage. Housing construction virtually stopped during the Great Recession and now Phoenix is experiencing an influx of new residents," said Cindy Stotler, Housing Department Director. “An overall shortage of housing has resulted in rapidly increasing rents and incomes are not keeping up with rent prices." <br><br>The Housing Department is working to identify and secure resources to help, including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development programs like Choice Neighborhoods and Rental Assistance Demonstration, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and public/private partnerships to aggressively redevelop current housing sites to create more units through added density. <br><br>“These projects will offer residents quality, modern affordable housing in areas near downtown and major transportation corridors," said Stotler. <br><br><strong>Current redevelopments include:</strong></p> <ul> <li><p> <strong>Monroe Gardens</strong> (14th and Monroe streets) – demolished 38 units of obsolete public housing. Currently under construction with 78 new one- to five-bedroom, affordable family housing units.</p></li></ul><ul> <li><p> <strong>Choice Neighborhoods Edison-Eastlake Community </strong> (area between 16th Street and I-10 to the east, Jackson Street and I-10 to the north) – demolishing 577 units of obsolete public housing to build 1,011 units of mixed-income housing over the next six years.  Phase one, called Soluna, is currently under construction and will consist of 177 mixed-income, one- to five-bedroom units when completed. Demolition of public housing units for the next phase will begin in the fall of 2020. </p></li> <li><p> <strong>Foothills Village</strong> (7th Avenue and Alta Vista Road) – major rehabilitation of 200 aged public housing units will begin in the summer of 2020. Multiple buildings will be under construction during the 18-month comprehensive rehabilitation. </p></li> <li><p> <strong>Deck Park Vista</strong> (3rd and Moreland streets) – proposed demolition of 56 units of aged affordable housing to build at least 200 units of mixed-income housing on two acres in downtown's Roosevelt Row. Proposals are due March 6th .  </p></li> <li><p> <strong>Habitat for Humanity Single-Family Homes on Matthew Henson vacant lots </strong> (near 7th Avenue and Buckeye Road) – partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build 30 new LEED Platinum single-family homes for low-income households. Residents must participate in the construction of the home, and they receive housing counseling and down payment assistance. </p></li> </ul> <p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/housingsite/MediaAssets/Housing_Slider_01.jpg" alt="Affordable housing units" style="margin:5px;width:343px;height:172px;" />      </p> <p> <strong>Resident Assistance Supports Relocation </strong> </p><p> <br>During the construction and/or rehabilitation of existing housing, residents will be temporarily relocated at the city's expense. Resident relocation is managed by the city's Housing Department:</p><ul><li><p>Each household is individually evaluated and assisted according to their needs. </p></li><li><p>Households are offered choices of permanent or temporary relocation.</p></li><li><p>Households are offered units in Phoenix Housing properties.</p></li><li><p>In some cases, households can obtain Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers for permanent relocation to private properties.</p></li><li><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>All households receive moving assistance in the form of a contracted moving company or a direct payment to the head of household. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p></li></ul><p><strong>New Homes, New Amenities</strong><br><br>“All residents have the first right to return to the newly constructed housing," said Keon Montgomery, Deputy Housing Director. “Upon return, these residents and new families can look forward to modern housing communities with Energy Star appliances, shaded playgrounds, barbecues, fitness centers and community space for gatherings."  <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><img src="/housingsite/MediaAssets/CN%20logo%20with%20Tagline.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:249px;height:135px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" />The Choice Neighborhoods Edison-Eastlake Community will have amenities that include an expanded park with a soccer field and skate plaza, a new linear park w<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>ith a meditation garden and fitness equipment, walk-in medical services and career development cen<br>ters, and complete streets with shaded sidewalks.<br><br>For more information about these projects and other Housing Department programs, visit the city's <a target="_blank" href="/housing">Housing Department website</a>. </p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNewshousingAffordable housing under constructionHousing#PHX #affordable #housingAffordable housing, HUD, Choice Neighborhoods, Habitat, redevelopmentAlejandro Montiel602-531-7987602-534-3443​alejandro.montiel@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/17/Alejandro_Montiel_Cordova.jpgPHXHousing

 

 

Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security9/16/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClassDEFD724EF5EC47149283C856CB71256B"><html> <h1> PHX Community Partner COVID-19 Testing </h1><p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. Free to all community members.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​</span></p><h2 style="text-align:center;line-height:1.4;"><span style="text-align:left;background-color:window;"><font color="#bf0071">Community Drive-Thru Testing<br></font></span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">Free testing for everyone. Testing is limited. Appointments required.</span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">​</span></h2><h3>Monday, Sept. 14 - Friday, Sept. 18, 2020</h3><p>Kingdom Church<br>10640 N. 19th Ave.<br>6:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Appointments recommended at: <a href="http://www.rrtesting.com/phx" target="_blank">http://www.rrtesting.com/phx</a><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Monday, Sept. 21 - Friday, Sept. 25, 2020</h3><p>Los Olivos Park<br>2802 East Devonshire Avenue<br>6:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. Appointments recommended at: <a href="http://www.rrtesting.com/phx" target="_blank">http://www.rrtesting.com/phx</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p>Free testing for everyone. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's new Mobile Testing Van</a>.<br></p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Monday, September 14, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>2626 S. 83rd Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85043<br>Council District 7<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, September 15, 2020</h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>Council District 1<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, September 17, 2020</h3><p>Serano Park<br>5720 E. Sweetwater Phoenix, AZ 85254<br>Council District 2<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, September 18, 2020</h3><p>Saguaro Library<br>2808 N. 46th St. Phoenix, AZ 85008<br>Council Districts 6 & 8<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, September 19, 2020</h3><p>Acacia Library<br>750 E. Townley Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>Council District 3<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, September 20, 2020</h3><p>John F. Long Family Family Services Center <br>3454 N. 51st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85031<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, September 21, 2020</h3><p>Brooks<br>3146 E. Wier Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>Council District 8<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, September 22, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores <br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, September 24, 2020</h3><p>Western Star Park<br>4425 E. Western Star Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85044<br>Council District 6<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, September 25, 2020</h3><p>Mountain View Community Center<br>1104 E. Grovers Phoenix, AZ 85022<br>Council Districts 2 & 3<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, September 26, 2020</h3><p>Chavez Foundation<br>1440 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85024<br>Council District 8<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, September 27, 2020</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>Council District 7<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, September 28, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, September 29, 2020</h3><p>Agave Library<br>23550 N. 36th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85310<br>Council District 1<br>6:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;line-height:1.4;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​</span></h2><h2 style="text-align:center;line-height:1.4;"><span style="text-align:left;background-color:window;"><font color="#bf0071">Community Drive-Thru Testing<br></font></span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">Free testing for everyone. Testing is limited. Appointments required.</span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:Calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">​</span></h2><h3>Saturday, September 12, 2020</h3><p>El Reposo Park<br>502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042 <br>Council District 7<br>6:00 a.m. - 11 a.m. Free to everyone; appointments at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">familytreehealthcare.com​</a>​</p><h3>Monday, Sept. 14 - Friday, Sept. 18, 2020</h3><p>Kingdom Church<br>10640 N. 19th Ave.<br>6:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. Appointments recommended at: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rrtesting.com/phx">http://www.rrtesting.com/phx</a></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questionshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353Emergency Management & Homeland Security8/3/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1353/Newsroom_Mask.jpgPhoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions<div class="ExternalClassDCEBF0A5DDDA4B999EB171A274BFD41A"><html> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newssite/Documents/MaskUp%20FAQ%20Publisher.pdf">Download this page in English (PDF)​​</a> <a target="_blank" href="/newssite/Documents/MaskUp%20FAQ%20Publisher%20Spanish.pdf">or Spanish (PDF)​</a></p><p><strong><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">See Upcoming Mobile Testing Van Dates and Locations</a></strong></p><p><strong><br><strong>Update:</strong> <strong><em>The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors issued an order for all of Maricopa County that includes persons over the age of two to wear face coverings in public. The County Order does apply to Phoenix and amends the age requirement of the Phoenix declaration. </em></strong><br><br>​Given the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Arizona, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and the City Council issued a declaration that requires people to cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence and unable to physically distance.<br><br> The declaration goes into effec​​t on Saturday, Jun​e 20, 2020 at 6 a.m. and requires every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over [amended by County Order], shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence and within six feet of another person who is not a member of their family or household. <br><br> Any business whose employees cannot observe physical distancing, must require face coverings; including those that interact with the public. Businesses also have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a face covering. <a target="_blank" href="/newssite/Documents/MaskUp%20-%20Poster%20FINAL.pdf">Here are some suggested signs that can be used in Phoenix businesses. ​</a><br><br> This requirement was enacted on Friday, June 19, 2020, by the city of <a target="_blank" href="/newssite/Documents/Mayor%27s%20Declaration_06-19-20.pdf">Phoenix Mayor and City Council by a declaration​</a> necessary to public safety and welfare, in particular to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. </strong></p> <h2>Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) </h2> <p> </p><h3> What is considered a face covering?</h3><p>A face covering is considered any type of fabric or cloth that can safely cover your nose and mouth. These can be store-bought (mask, scarf or bandana) or home-made using traditional fabrics used for clothing and other materials (cotton, poly-blends, etc.) A face covering must cover the nose and mouth. Learn more about face coverings and how to wear them. </p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/diy-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf">CDC Cloth Face Covering PDF</a> English<br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/fs-Important-information-cloth-face-covering-esp.pdf">CDC Revestimiento facial de tela PDF</a> Spanish<br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html">CDC How To Wear Your Face Covering PDF</a> English<br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/cloth-face-covering_SP.pdf">CDC Cómo Usar su Cubierta Facial​ PDF</a> Spanish<br></p><h3> Who is required to wear a face covering?</h3><p>All people in the city of Phoenix, ages 6 and older, shall have possession of a face covering described in the <a target="_blank" href="https://directorsblog.health.azdhs.gov/cloth-face-coverings-what-you-need-to-know/">Arizona Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance issued on May 21, 2020</a>. This declaration says people are to use them when away from their homes and whenever they are within six feet of another person who is not a member of their family or household.<br></p><h3> Who are exempt from wearing a face covering?</h3> <ul> <li><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Those with a medical condition, mental health condition, developmental disability, or are otherwise covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>Children under two years old [ amended by County Order].<br></li> <li>People whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face covering.<br></li> <li>Restaurant patrons while they are eating and/or drinking.<br></li> <li>Individuals exercising outdoors or while walking or exercising with other people from the same household, if physical distancing of 6 feet from others who are not your family members can be maintained.<br></li> <li>People engaging in organized group or team sports, exercise or other physical activities where it is not practicable or feasible to wear a mask or physically distance.<br></li> <li>People in settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering, including when obtaining or rendering goods or services, such as the receipt of dental services or medical treatments.</li> </ul> <h3> Do I need to wear a face covering when I am exercising?</h3><p>No, persons exercising outdoors, or while walking or exercising with other persons of the same household, as long as physical distancing of 6 feet from others is maintained do not have to wear a face covering. People are not expected to wear a mask while swimming. Physical distancing should be adhered to as much as possible in pool settings.</p> <p>Persons exercising indoors must wear a face covering when it is difficult or impossible to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet. <br></p><h3> I work outsi​de, do I need to wear a mask?     </h3> <p>People working outside while following CDC guidelines and adhering to physical distancing of 6 feet do not need to wear the mask.​</p> <h3> What do I do if I go out to eat?   </h3> <strong></strong> <ul> <li>Restaurant patrons do not have to wear a mask when they are eating or drinking at their table or seating area.<br></li> <li>Restaurants should be making every effort to provide physical distancing  of 6 feet in their seating areas.<br></li> <li>Restaurant staff must be wearing masks. </li> </ul> <h3> I had COVID-19 but am recovered, so do l need to wear a face covering?   </h3> <p>Yes. The medical community is unclear at this time if having recovered from COVID-19 provides future immunity. </p><h3> How will this requirement be enforced?     </h3> <p>We intend to lead with education and providing information to the community.  </p> <ul> <li>Officers will work to educate the public on this order and when possible will have masks on hand to provide to people who do not have one.<br></li> <li>Upon complaint, available officers will share information with residents who are not in compliance with the order.  This will include CDC guidelines suggesting wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain. ​</li> </ul> <p>​​​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong>See Impacted Services Updates</strong> ​</a>to learn what's impacted or closed and what's still operating with city ​services and facilities.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054Emergency Management & Homeland Security8/3/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1054/COVID-19-New_News_Image.jpgCity of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update<div class="ExternalClass056E39D852944C0B8C87784D1BCA7140"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span> <a href="/newssite/Documents/COVID19_Newsroom_Main_SP.pdf" target="_blank">Read this page in Spanish. Lea esta página​ en español (PDF)</a> <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em>Use Translate button to read in another language​​</em></p><h3><strong>Face Coverings Required</strong><br></h3><p>A new declaration has been issued: <strong>Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages six and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence and within six feet of another person who is not a member of their family or household</strong>. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353"><strong>Read complete details about this public safety declaration</strong></a>.</p><p> </p><h3><strong>Updated!</strong> Resources Page<br></h3><p>Looking for more resources? <a href="https://Phoenix.gov/Resources" target="_blank"><strong>Visit the Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources page</strong></a>. Residents w​ith questions about city services and programs affected by service changes can call <strong>(602) 2​62-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.​​​​​​​​​ ​​​<br><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <h3 style="line-height:1.4;">Downtown City Buildings Are Now Access<span style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;"> b</span><span style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;">y Appointment Only </span></h3><p></p><p><strong>Downtown City Buildings </strong><strong>By Appointment Only </strong>- In an effort to continue providing necessary city services, while protecting the health and safety of customers and employees in our facilities, the city of Phoenix is taking additional measures to limit foot traffic at the city’s downtown buildings. Beginning Monday, March 23, only people with appointments for service will have access to <strong>P​hoenix City Hall, the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building, and the Public Transit Department administration building</strong>. <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Read more about the changes</a>. You can also <a href="/Documents/CityServicesAppointmentContactList.pdf" target="_blank">download a contact list to make appointments (PDF)</a> for city services.​<br> <br></p><h3> City Services and Facilities Currently Closed or Impacted<br></h3><p>Residents with questions about city services and program​s affected by Coronavirus precautionary measures​ can call<strong> (602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.<br></p> <ul> <li><p><strong>Alarms Detail </strong>– No walk-in customers accepted. Call (602) 534-0322 for questions about false alarm or permit inquires and payments. <strong><a href="/newsroom/police/1079" target="_blank">Read detailed Alarm impacted services statement​</a></strong></p></li><li><p><strong>ARIZONA@WORK City of Phoenix Job​ Centers</strong> – Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p> <strong>Convention Center</strong> – All events at the Phoenix Convention Center and Venues (Orpheum Theatre and Symphony Hall) have been <a href="https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/Pages/Coronavirus-Protocol.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">postponed or rescheduled through May 10</a>. Visit your conference or event organizer’s website for event updates and rescheduled dates. No in-person or phone sales are being taken at the the Phoenix Convention Center Ticket Office at this time. <a href="/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/1064" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Convention Center impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>City Council Meetings </strong>– City Council meetings are currently <a href="/newsroom/article/1047" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">being held audience-free</a>. Meetings can be streamed online and residents can provide comments via e-mail or phone.</p></li><li><p><strong>City Hall </strong><span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span>​ <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Services by appointment only</a></p></li><li><p><strong>City of Phoenix Retirees</strong> – The Phoenix Nationwide office is currently closed, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Customers can <a href="https://checkappointments.net/appts/5jrQfKGEir#showModal" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">schedule a phone appointment </a>to avoid long hold times. Nationwide recomme​nds retirees contact their <a href="https://nationwidefinancial.com/media/pdf/NRM-9757AZ-PX.pdf?_ga=2.194075757.157521130.1584644955-2064238597.1584644955" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">local retirement representative​ </a>to​ address concerns or changes to their investment plan​​</p></li><li><p><strong>Community Meetings </strong>- Community meetings and outreach events in city buildings are temporarily suspended and city staff will not be attending community meetings during this time.</p></li><li><p><strong>Education Programs</strong> <span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span> Office of Youth and Education's AARP literary programs are canceled.</p></li><li><p><strong>Family Service Centers </strong><span style="font-size:13.33px;">–</span> Shifting to an appointment only model for City services.</p></li><li><p><strong>Fingerprinting</strong> - The City of Phoenix is tempor​​arily suspending fingerprinting services. If you need immediate fingerprinting please use a 3rd party vendor.</p></li><li><p><strong>Head Start</strong> - Home visits are suspended.​​</p></li><li><p><strong>Housing</strong> - <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="/newsroom/housing/1063" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Housing Department impacted services statement​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Human Resources</strong> – New recruitments and hiring processes will be limited to critical positions citywide; any job interviews will be conducted by video conference. In-person recruitment, selection processes, and new hire events will be temporarily postponed.</p></li><li><p><strong>Job Training Workshops</strong> – Workshops are <a href="/newsroom/ced/1046" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">canceled this week</a></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Libraries</strong> – In addition to our downloadable eRources, Phoenix Public Library locations are offering curbside service with the exception of South Mountain Community Library. Book drops (excluding SMCL) are also open 24/7 to return materials. Visit   <a href="http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> for specific hours, locations, reserve materials, download electronic resources or find an online program.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>Municipal Court </strong>– The Phoenix Municipal Court has taken <a href="/court/covid" target="_blank">many active steps and modifications </a>to its operations in response to COVID-19.</p></li><li><p><strong>Parks and Recreation</strong> – <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>All playgrounds, fitness equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, and sports complexes located within city parks​ are closed​​.​ All restrooms located in city parks are closed. City parks will remain open normal posted hours for residents to enjoy green space, walking paths, dog parks, skate parks, and tennis and pickleball courts, while practicing social or physical distancing.​ Limited access ia available at Papago Park’s Hole in the Rock, Camelback Mountain’s Echo Canyon Trailhead, Piestewa Peak Trailhead, and South Mountain Park’s Pima Canyon Trailhead and Dobbins Lookout. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>All indoor recreation facilities are closed. All classes and programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, are suspended. Gatherings and events on city park property are canceled or postponed, which includes organizations that have a sports field reservation. Registration for lifeguard and aquatics staff training, and 2020 summer classes, programs and activities are postponed until further notice. The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) program has been suspended. Pueblo Grande Museum is closed and many city-owned facilities that are operated by partner organizations are also closed or have modified hours. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Parks & Recreation impacted services statement (including refunds)</strong></a>  ​</p></li><li><p><strong>Planning and Development Department – </strong>Services will be offered online, by telephone or by appointment only. PDD inspection requests will follow modified practices. Staff has been redeployed to create Remote Customer Service Counters and will answer questions about development and zoning questions by phone or e-mail from your home or private workspace. <a href="/pdd/contact-us" target="_blank">Find a list of direct phone numbers and e-mail addresses for appropriate staff</a>​. If you're unsure who to contact or have general questions about services call (602) 262-7811 or <a href="mailto:ppd@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email</a>. <a href="/pdd/project-tools" target="_blank">Online project tools</a> are available and <a href="/pdd/onlineservices/electronic-plan-review" target="_blank">new projects and resubmittals</a> can be done electronically. If you have paper plans currently in queue and need assistance to submit plans electronically, please contact the Electronic Plan Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or email​​. ​Review (EPR) Triage Team at (602) 534-5933 or <a href="mailto:epr.support@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">email​</a>​​. </p></li><li><p><strong>Property Management Unit </strong>– Only five people will be allowed in the lobby at one time. To facilitate the process, please come prepared with the <a href="/police/property-crimes/property-management-unit" target="_blank">Property Release Form</a> already completed. </p></li><li><p><strong>Police Public Records </strong>– Closed to in-person customers. Online and phone customers only. To schedule an appointment, call (602) 262-1885 or use the <a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">online portal</a>.</p></li><li><p><strong>Public Transit </strong>-  <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Beginning <strong>Wednesday, July 1</strong>, passengers are required to wear face coverings while riding transit in Phoenix to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>Seating on all bus routes is limited in order to support social distancing measures between passengers. Express and RAPID commuter bus service continue to run on a reduced schedule. Public Transit Centers remain closed. Valley Metro light rail runs on a 15-minute frequency 4:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. with no late night service on Friday and Saturday. Sunday service will remain the same<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Trans​it impacted services statement​</strong></a><strong>​</strong></p></li> <li><p> <strong>Senior Centers</strong> – All 15 city Senior Centers are closed. Senior Center members can coordinate in-home meal service with their Senior Center Manager​.</p></li><li><p><strong>Street Transportation</strong> - <a href="/streets/traffic-management" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Right-of-Way Management is not processing any special event or block party permits</a> for events taking place through at least May 31. Guidance will be revised as needed. </p></li><li><p><strong>Vehicle Impounds</strong> – Closed to walk-in customers. Call (602) 495-2096 for more details.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>VITA</strong> – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program services are suspended.</p></li> <li><p> <strong>Volunteer Programs</strong> – All city volunteer programs, with the exception of critical public safety programs, are being suspended for the next two weeks.</p></li> </ul><h3><br>City Services Still in Operation<br></h3><ul><li><p><strong>911, Police, Fire</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>A</strong><strong><strong>i</strong>rport Operation</strong><strong>s</strong> – Some European and Canadian impacts. <a href="/newsroom/aviation/1066" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Airport impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>City Services Customer Pay Stations </strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong> – </strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><strong><a href="/newsroom/article/1133" target="_blank">Lobby Hours have been modified</a></strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Finance and Procurement</strong></p></li><li><p><strong>Outdoor City Parks, Trails, Golf Courses, Dog Parks, Skate Parks </strong>– <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank"><strong>Read more detailed information about outdoor Parks and Recreation facilities that are open</strong></a> and <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082" target="_blank"><strong>Learn about responsible social distancing when visiting a park or trail</strong></a></p></li></ul><ul><li><p><strong>Public Transit, including Dial-a-Ride </strong>– Visit <a href="http://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"><strong>Valley Metro website</strong></a> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>for current trip schedules. Seating on all bus routes is limited in order to support social distancing measures between passengers. Express and RAPID commuter bus service will continue to run on a reduced schedule. Public Transit Centers remain closed. Valley Metro light rail runs on a 15-minute frequency 4:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. with no late night service on Friday and Saturday. Sunday service will remain the same on light rail. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Transit impacted services statement​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Trash and Recycling Services</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/public-works/1071" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Public Works impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Street Maintenance</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/street-transportation/1069" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Streets impacted services statement</strong></a></p></li><li><p><strong>Water and Wastewater</strong> – <a href="/newsroom/water-services/1070" target="_blank"><strong>Read detailed Water Department impacted services statement</strong>​</a>​</p></li></ul><h3><br>City Services Still Available O​nline:</h3><p>The city is also continuing to provide access to a variety of online services.</p><ul><li><p><a href="/pdd/onlineservices/inspectrequest" target="_blank">Building Inspections</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://Phoenix.gov/PHXTV" target="_blank">PHXTV Streaming</a> – Watch City Council meetings and regular programming </p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=billdocuments" target="_blank">City Services Bills</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/mayorcouncil" target="_blank">Contact Mayor & City Council Members</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/law/victims" target="_blank">Crime Victim Services</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/eod" target="_blank">Equal Opportunity Department Case Management</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.planenoise.com/copad/q3qH4u/" target="_blank">Flight Path Noise</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/auditor/fraud-reporting" target="_blank">Fraud Reporting</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=graffiti" target="_blank">Graffiti Removal Requests​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/housing" target="_blank">Housing Programs</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">Library Services</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/nsd" target="_blank">Neighborhood Services Programs</a> – While staff is not currently attending community meetings, services can still be requested via email and phone.</p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=phxcares" target="_blank">Phoenix C.A.R.E.S. about Homelessness reporting</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/payonline" target="_blank">PHX Pay Online</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxpublicsafety.dynamics365portals.us/" target="_blank">Police Public Records Requests</a></p></li><li><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=shoppingcart" target="_blank">Report Abandoned Shopping Carts</a><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=fenceindisrepair" target="_blank">Report Fence in Disrepair</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=illegalsign" target="_blank">Report Illegal Signs</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=inoperablevehicle" target="_blank">Report Inoperable Vehicles​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=litter" target="_blank">Report Litter + Debris​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=nondustproofparking" target="_blank">Report Non-Dust-Proof Parking​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/police/policereport" target="_blank">Report Non-Emergency Crime</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/pdd/non-permitted-construction" target="_blank">Report Non-Permitted Construction</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=outsidestorage" target="_blank">Report Outside Storage​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=other" target="_blank">Report Property Violations</a> </p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/traffic-signal-issues" target="_blank">Report Traffic Signal Issue</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=unsecuredstructure" target="_blank">Report Unsecured Structures</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/waterservices/contact/water-services-administration" target="_blank">Report Water Leak</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=weedsordeadplants" target="_blank">Report Weeds or Dead Plants</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=solidwastecontainer" target="_blank">Request Trash, Recycle or Green Organics Container</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publicworks/roll-off-rental" target="_blank">Roll-Off Rentals</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publicworks/residential-recycling" target="_blank">Solid Waste Diversion Programs</a> </p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=sstwaterservice" target="_blank">Start/Stop/Transfer Water Services or Trash</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/neighborhood-traffic-programs-services/street-light-information/street-light-repair" target="_blank">Street Light Repair Requests</a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://phxatyourservice.dynamics365portals.us/landing/?sr=streetmaintenance" target="_blank">Street Maintenance​</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/publictransit" target="_blank">Public Transit Services</a> – Transit still operating. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078" target="_blank"><strong>Transit Centers are closed.</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="/streets/designmgmt/utility-coordination/permits/utility-permit-application" target="_blank">Utility Permit</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/waterservices" target="_blank">Water Services</a></p></li></ul><p><strong>Looking for more resources?</strong> Visit the <a href="https://phoenix.gov/Resources" target="_blank">Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources Page</a>. Residents with questions about city services and programs affected by service changes can call (602) 262-3111 or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a>.​​​​​​​​ </p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews

 

 

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