Maricopa County Hits Milestone Providing Services to Unhoused Population

“We knew we had to act fast to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness, and prevent that number from climbing, so early on in the pandemic, we created a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan,” reflects Bruce Liggett, Director of the Maricopa County Human Services Department. “Since March 2020, we have dedicated $17.5 million in funding toward supporting more than 5,000 people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County.”

“As we expand our services to support the needs of people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic and in preparation for the high heat season, we are also working to make sure that people have a safe, cooled space to sleep,” said Rachel Milne, Assistant Director of Maricopa County Human Services, Housing and Community Development. “As these individuals come to shelter and housing locations, we are also able to offer meals, case management services and COVID-19 vaccinations.”

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