Keith Bentele and Claudia Powell have released an analysis forecasting the likely increases in homelessness in Arizona in response to different levels of potential unemployment. If the state unemployment rate hits 15%, they project a 16% increase in the rate of homelessness. At an unemployment rate of 20%, the rate of homelessness is expected to increase by 29%. Policy recommendations to mitigate these increases in homelessness and to keep housing insecure Arizonans housed are provided in this policy brief.
Please view the policy brief here : Forecasting Homelessness in Arizona During the Covid-19 Crisis
Holmes, Courtney. “UA researchers: State needs to prepare for sharp rise in homelessness.” ABC15. July 28 2020.
Davis-Young, Katherine. “Arizona Pandemic Response Could Mean 'Dire' Homelessness Surge, Report Says.” KJZZ 91.5. July 28 2020.