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Forcasting Homelessness in Arizona During the COVID-19 Crisis

Contact: Keith Bentele (

Presentation “Forecasting Homelessness in Arizona During the COVID-19 Crisis – Update.” presentation to: Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care (Jan 2021), Phoenix Community Alliance (Feb 2021), Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness General Council Meeting (Feb 2021). 

Report "Forecasting Homelessness In Arizona During the COVID-19 Crisis".


Housing Insecurity Indicators and Potential Homelessness Estimates for Arizona and Pima County

Contact: Keith Bentele (

Report 2020-2021. “Housing Insecurity Indicators and Potential Homelessness Estimates for Arizona and Pima County.” (Reports updated every two weeks)


Health and Wellbeing Among Chronically Homeless Women

Contact: Rosi Andrade (

A needs assessment and support project for homeless women living in Pima County.

Poster Presentation "Health and Social Well-being in Chronically Homeless Women" Presented at the Society for the Study of Human Development, Portland, OR by Franziska Frank. Contact:


Hermanas Building Confidence, Readiness, Empowerment, Action, Transformation and Employment for Women

Contact: Rosi Andrade (

A project to promote social inclusion and well-being of chronically homeless women.   


Dragonfly Project

Contact: Rosi Andrade (

A project to provide an array of integrated services and supports designed to reduce homelessness among individuals and persons in families who experience homelessness in Pima County.


Health Home Hope (H3) Project

Contact: Claudia Powell (

A project to end the cycle of homelessness for households experiencing long-term unsheltered homelessness through expansion, integration, and coordination of local community behavioral health, physical health, and housing support systems.


The Lighthouse Project

Contact: Claudia Powell (

Designed to link homeless LGBTQ+ youth and young adults to a trauma-informed system of care.


Pima County Homeless Street Count Research Design and Methodology

Contact: Claudia Powell (

A research project to design the  methodology for counting people who are experiencing homelessness to better assess the extent of the problem in our community.