Today on The Pulse AZ – Fighting To End Homelessness in the Valley- Affordable Housing-Home is Where Recovery Begins!!!

Phoenix (TPAZ) The number one cause of homelessness is not unemployment, it is not issues related to substance abuse, nor is it ramifications of mental health problems. The number one cause of  homelessness in our city, and indeed our nation, is a lack of affordable housing. 

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Joan Serviss is the Executive Director for the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, a statewide advocacy organization with a mission to strengthen the capacity of local communities in their efforts to end homelessness through statewide leadership, technical assistance, and advocacy.  The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness is the collaborating agency for Project H3 and Project H3 VETS – the local efforts of the national 100,000 Homes initiative, with a focus on housing the most medically vulnerable individuals and veterans experiencing homelessness in the Valley.  Joan has over 13 years of experience in program coordination with a focus on educating the community about issues of social need through state and federal legislative advocacy, community organizing and town halls, and public relations.  Joan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Arizona State University.

Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness

 Number: 602.340.9393




Arizona Housing AlliAZ Housing Alliance logo - Copyance is a statewide coalition whose mission is to support and advocate for quality homes that Arizonan
s can afford. Arizona Housing Alliance is an independent 501(c)(3) organization whose members come from all over the state, from many different sectors, with different expertise. Our members include developers, lenders, investors, non-profit agencies, government entities, housing authorities, planners, health professionals, academia and individuals who care about safe, decent, affordable housing for all Arizonans. Using state-of-the-art technology, Arizona Housing Alliance is a one-stop shop for affordable housing information, networking, training, and advocacy.

Valerie Iverson is Executive Director of Arizona Housing Alliance, a statewide affordable housing coalition that supports and advocates for quality homes that Arizonans can afford. Val has over 25 years of experience in community development research, policy, advocacy, and finance.

Since its inception in 2009, Val has led and directed the activities of this emerging nonprofit. She established the Arizona Affordable Homes Network and the Housing Counseling Initiative as well as co-founded with the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness the Housing Trust Fund Network which is dedicated to the restoration of the state housing trust fund. She also is a founding member of the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities, a collaboration of community development and health sectors working to improve the built environment in low income neighborhoods so that all of Arizona’s communities are healthy places to live, learn, work and play.

She is also a founding board member of several non-profit advocacy organizations. Val holds a MBA in Finance from Syracuse University and a Masters in Economic Geography from New Mexico State University.

Val Iverson

Executive Director

Arizona Housing Alliance

 Arizona Still Has a Need For Affordable Housing-Home is where recovery begins!!!

Today’s Provider Showcase 

MOMI of AZ isavanna pics a community advocacy organization.  Frustrated by the increasing tragedies in our state and nation involving individuals with untreated serious mental illness, we seek to advocate for individuals who cannot advocate for themselves.
p82 projectrestoration
P82 Project Restoration is a Non Profit organization formed with the goal of providing a home(s) for men who struggle with severe and persistent mental illness.  Building a place of their own long term ~ Restoring trust.

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