Advocacy

2017

Housing Hope: Reimaging Public Housing and the State of Homelessness in Maricopa County (Housing Hope) is an arts-based educational campaign that aims to address the dire issue of the lack of affordable housing in Maricopa County, Arizona. Maricopa County, home to Arizona’s greatest number of people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, lacks sufficient public housing according to AZ Central. Housing Hope is currently working on a documentary to raise awareness in Maricopa County, AZ around this issue, using individual narratives to highlight the need for greater public housing. Through this documentary and subsequent screenings, this group will create greater empathy for those currently experiencing homelessness, thus launching a media and policy campaign for greater protections for those experiencing homelessness.