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City Adds Shelter Beds, Invests in Solutions for Homelessness https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/1742Human Services2/4/2021 4:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1742/Newsroom_HSD_0016.jpgCity Adds Shelter Beds, Invests in Solutions for Homelessness <div class="ExternalClassA5B9D9B596B84CD2B7BD2F27818C59AD"><html> The City of Phoenix is investing millions of dollars to meet the needs of those in our community experiencing homelessness. This includes efforts to not only assist those currently lacking shelter, but also those struggling to stay in their homes as the city works to provide more affordable housing options.<br><br>The city has committed $20 million from the 2020-2021 fiscal budget and more than $150 million in federal grant funding to these issues.  The money is used to help thousands of Phoenicians find shelter, work and long-term solutions to the challenges of homelessness.<br><br>Maricopa County is home to nearly 7,500 individuals experiencing homelessness.  More than half of those people lack adequate shelter, and that number is growing steadily.  While this is a problem throughout the county and state, homelessness is principally addressed in the city of Phoenix and with local non-profit partners.  There are approximately 1,800 shelter beds available in Maricopa County.  83% of those are in the city of Phoenix.<br><br>Here is a look at how the city budget and federal grants are being used in our community.<br><br><strong>COUNCIL APPROVES MORE BEDS</strong><br><br>During the Phoenix City Council meeting on Wednesday, the council voted to add hundreds of additional beds to the Human Services Campus near 13th Ave & Madison in downtown Phoenix.  The newly approved expansion will provide an additional 275 beds, bringing the total to 1,788.<br><br><strong>HOUSING AND SHELTER PARTNERSHIPS</strong><br><br>The city of Phoenix relies on community partners who are dedicated to providing shelter, food and support services for individuals in the community experiencing homelessness.  This includes organizations such as United Methodist Outreach (<a href="https://umom.org/" target="_blank">UMOM</a>), <a href="https://cplc.org/" target="_blank">Chicanos Por La Causa</a>, <a href="https://www.cassaz.org/" target="_blank">Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS</a>),  <a href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/youth-services" target="_blank">Native American Connections</a>, <a href="https://communitybridgesaz.org/" target="_blank">Community Bridges</a> and <a href="https://www.sbhservices.org/" target="_blank">Southwest Behavioral Health Services</a>. Grants are provided to these organizations from both city and federal funds to support their community efforts.<br><br><img style="width:406px;" alt="" src="file:///C:/Users/077882/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.jpg" /><strong>SUMMER HEAT RELIEF</strong><br><br>The city used the Phoenix Convention Center during the hottest months of the year to set up a Heat Relief Respite center.  Buses took individuals from the area surrounding the Human Services Campus to the site, providing a reprieve from the heat for more than 27,000 people experiencing homelessness.  The site also provided 46,410 meals and more than 64,000 bottles of water over the course of three months.<img style="margin:5px;width:495px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Convention%20Center%20Homeless%20Services.jpg" /><br><br>Funds were also provided to <a href="https://www.justacenter.org/" target="_blank">Justa Center</a>, which serves the senior homeless population to purchase an air-conditioned tent for their parking lot.  St. Vincent de Paul also received funds to add shade structures and staffing to help those on the street receive shelter from the sun.<br><br><img style="width:321px;" alt="" src="file:///C:/Users/077882/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image004.png" /><strong>EMERGENCY SHELTER OPTION</strong><br><br>Using a hotel property, Project Haven has 95 separate units for those most vulnerable during the pandemic.  CASS staff provides case management services and emergency shelter while more permanent housing opportunities are found.<br><br>.<img class="" style="margin:5px;width:493px;vertical-align:baseline;height:307px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Homeless%20Housing%20Hotel.png" /><br><strong>HOUSING VETERANS</strong><br><br>Last month, Phoenix closed on a vacant property which will be used to provide housing and services for homeless and at-risk veterans and their families.  The $10.5 million project will provide 174 rooms for those veterans, along with a commercial kitchen and conference room where those who served in the military will have access to more stable housing, food and other services.<br><br><strong>AFFORDABLE HOUSING</strong><br><br>The COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying an already existing housing crisis.  Housing Phoenix Plan launched in 2019 addressing the city's housing challenges created projects and goals to increase affordable housing options.  This includes the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).<br><br>This on-going project utilizes $29 million in grant funding to refurbish the state's largest concentration of public housing.  The grant money is being used to revitalize the Edison-Eastlake Community.  577 units of obsolete public housing will be converted into more than 1,000 mixed-income modern housing units.  An additional 177 new mixed-income homes, some as large as 5 bedrooms, are under development in the Soluna Apartments.<br><br><img style="margin:5px;width:495px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Edison%20Eastlake.jpg" /><br><br>In addition, the city allocated $20 million to turn an obsolete public housing complex at 14th St. & Monroe into a new apartment complex.  The Monroe Gardens will include 78 energy-efficient units.  The HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration program caps residents housing costs at 30 percent of their adjusted income.<br><br><strong>RENT AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE</strong><br><br>In addition to the funds invested by the City, Phoenix has also secured nearly $82 million in federal grants approved by Congress including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding as well as the Omnibus Spending Bill to support keeping people in their homes.  The initial $29 million was used to offset the economic impact of COVID-19 on Phoenix families, providing them help paying their mortgage or rent and paying for utilities.  This money helped 6,616 families keep a roof over their heads.  Another 385 vulnerable refugee or asylum-seeking families also received housing assistance.    <br><br>Beginning next month, Phoenix residents can apply for a portion of an additional $51 million grant.  This money is specifically earmarked for renters impacted by economic conditions affected by the pandemic.<br><br>The city also dedicated nearly $12 million in CARES funding to further serve the needs of the homeless community during the pandemic.  This includes more than $4 million given to <a href="https://umom.org/" target="_blank">UMOM</a>, a Phoenix shelter that has been providing housing and services for families and single women experiencing homelessness for more than 50 years.  <a href="https://www.cassaz.org/" target="_blank">CASS</a> received more than $6 million to serve a large population of seniors and disabled individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  Grants were also provided to <a href="https://www.nativeconnections.org/youth-services" target="_blank">Native American Connections</a> to provide services for youth as well as money for housing vouchers designed to supplement those who can't pay the full amount of their monthly rent. <br><br><strong>HOW YOU CAN HELP</strong><br><br>We know our community wants to help, but Covid has presented unique challenges for supporting those experiencing homelessness.  Maricopa County Department of Public Health has established a <a href="http://www.givesmartaz.org/" target="_blank">Give Smart website</a> to provide the best ways to provide support to people experiencing homelessness.   Giving to those panhandling on the street may satisfy hunger for the moment, but it unintentionally withholds people from seeking assistance from organizations that not only can provide a hot meal in a safe environment, but who also provide supportive services that can help end homelessness. Street giving also creates crowds which puts an already vulnerable population's health at risk. It keeps people on the streets and negatively impacts communities. By giving smart, you can be part of creating real, long-lasting change. <br><br><br><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-servicesHomeless Services Provided to ResidentsHS@phxhumanservices #HomelessHelpCARES, Omnibus Spending Bill, HomelessnessTamra Ingersoll602-376-3981602-534-6648tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/15/Tamra_Ingersoll.jpgDan Wilson, Director602-760-6660602-495-5901daniel.b.wilson@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/87/Dan_Wilson.jpgPHXHumanService

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security6/14/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassC45842F149ED4E9395C442629313CD7F"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Mask Mandate Eliminated for Those Fully Vaccinated<br></h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information. The change means those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks when in both indoor and outdoor public places throughout the city of Phoenix. Masks will still be required at the airport and on public transportation. ​</a>​ </p><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p>Applications for general or private events not occurring at or on City of Phoenix properties are no longer required due to <a target="_blank" href="https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf">Executive Order 2021-26 (PDF)</a>. Please note, however, that applications for special events for more than 50 people are still required for events taking place at or on City of Phoenix properties. <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Learn more and apply​</a>.</p><p>See <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">previously submitted and published Special Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security6/14/2021 10:10:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClass74B44F8697694E3EB27984FF9AA7A4F5"><html> <div class="ExternalClass65DC6478567C4DBA90F9970D4C8FB71C"> <div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.</span><br></div><div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"><p>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, June 23, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Acacia Library<br>750 E Townley Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​</p><h3>Thursday, June 24, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Devonshire Community Center<br> 2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, June 25, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, June 26, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cielito Park<br>3402 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​</p><h3>Monday, June 28, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Brunson Lee Elementary<br>1350 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008<br>7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​</p><h3>Tuesday, June 29, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a>​</p><h3>Wednesday, June 30, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Caeser Chavez Library<br>3635 W. Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br>1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><br></p></div> </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Critical Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting Near 39th Avenue and Thunderbird Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1950Police6/14/2021 4:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1950/Critical Incident Briefing Graphic Twitter.pnghttps://youtu.be/J8M-0r6lBHsCritical Incident Briefing: Officer-involved Shooting Near 39th Avenue and Thunderbird Road<div class="ExternalClass2CAE20D1C90B4948814488F4C82F0630"><html> <p></p><p><strong>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong><br> <br>The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on May 30<sup>th</sup>, 2021, in the area of 39<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Thunderbird Road.</p><p>This incident started at approximately 5:08 p.m. when officers responded to a report of a violation of an order of protection in the area of 39<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Wood Drive. The caller, a teenager, reported their father had been served with an order of protection two weeks earlier, and was not allowed to be on the property. The teenager said he was currently near the front door.</p><p>When the first officer arrived at the residence, he immediately encountered the suspect, later identified as 42-year-old Adan Carlos. Carlos was armed with a handgun and pointed the weapon at the first arriving officer as the officer was exiting his car. The officer and Carlos exchanged gunfire, and Carlos was struck. </p><p>The second officer arrived as the officer-involved shooting was occurring. As the officer approached Carlos, he ordered him to get away from the gun, and Carlos slid the gun away. The officers were then able to approach Carlos and take him into custody</p><p>Once officers had Carlos detained, the began providing first aid. Phoenix Fire personnel arrived and transported him to nearby hospital for treatment. </p><p>Carlos fired six rounds during the officer involved shooting. The firearm used by Carlos was recovered at the scene, and an extra magazine for the handgun was located in his pocket.</p><p>One of the rounds fired by Carlos entered an occupied residence approximately ½ mile away. No one at that residence was injured.</p><p>Carlos remains hospitalized for his injuries.</p><p>During the investigation, it was learned that a vehicle registered to Carlos was found earlier in the day, burned at a nearby location. It was also learned that Carlos was involved in an armed robbery a few hours before this incident, where he forced someone at gunpoint to drive him around looking for someone. Carlos was eventually dropped off near the residence where the shooting occurred, and let the person drive away. </p><p>The officer involved in this incident is assigned to the Cactus Park Precinct of the Patrol Division. He 26 years old and has 2 years of service.</p><p>​There were no injuries to officers or any other community members.<br></p><p>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.</p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Public records law required redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. This is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.</span></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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COVID-19 Testinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=19https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/19/Virus_Slider_Public_testingB.pngCOVID-19 Testing<div class="ExternalClass9084C8DD45B84256A8E5DBBB547B1775"><html>Learn about COVID-19 Testing with no out-of-pocket costs.<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/15613/25/2021 8:47:20 PM9/25/2021 8:47:20 PM

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