TPCH Partners with City of Tucson to Host Two-Day Unsheltered Homelessness Forum (August 15-16, 2022

Join the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department and Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness for a two-day community strategy session to guide our shared efforts to address unsheltered homelessness in the Tucson area.

This two-day session will include community updates on local data, initiatives, and efforts to address homelessness followed by a series of smaller group meetings to develop specific action plans and identify resource and capacity needs related to unsheltered homelessness in the Tucson area.

Download the Unsheltered Homelessness Forum Flyer.

RSVP to Attend

Space is limited: Click here to RSVP to attend in-person.

Can't make it in person? Watch the live stream of the public sessions scheduled from 9am-12pm on Monday, August 15 and from 2pm-4pm on Tuesday, August 16 on the City of Tucson HCD YouTube Channel.

Why Host a Community Forum Now?

The key objectives of the forum are two-fold:

Igniting a FUSE to Address the Needs of Individuals and Families with Severe Service Needs TPCH and the City of Tucson HCD are working closely with Corporation to Supportive Housing to launch a Frequent User System Engagement (FUSE) initiative aimed at rapidly housing individuals and families with severe service needs to reduce cost and trauma associated with recurrent episodes of homelessness, incarceration, and emergency services. This forum will serve as a launch of the FUSE initiative and opportunity to align health, housing, supportive service, and other resources to help these prioritized households access and maintain permanent housing.

Outlining a Coordinated Community Plan to Address the Growing Rates of Unsheltered Homelessness, Particularly Among Individuals and Families with Severe Service Needs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released an unprecedented funding opportunity to address unsheltered homelessness. Local and state governments have additionally experienced infusions of new federal resources to support the transition of unsheltered persons to temporary and permanent housing. This session will allow Tucson area stakeholders to identify and align resources, community priorities, and strategies to address unsheltered homelessness, particularly among individuals and families with severe service needs.

Location

This event will be held at the Community Foundation Campus located at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (5049 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711). Public sessions will be livestreamed at the City of Tucson HCD YouTube Channel.

Event Agenda

The two-day community forum will include public events and smaller stakeholder meetings aimed at launching the TPCH and City of Tucson HCD FUSE initiative, and determining longer-term strategies and priorities for addressing unsheltered homelessness locally.

Monday, August 15

9am-12pm: Introduction, Data Overview, FUSE Initiative, and Current Initiatives (Public Session)

This session will include an overview of key initiatives underway to address unsheltered homelessness, the FUSE initiative, and local homelessness data compiled from HMIS and justice system records. 

Event is at capacity. Click here to livestream (beginning 9am on August 15)

1pm-4pm (Breakout A): FUSE Small Group Planning Cohorts (By Invitation)

Key stakeholders to the FUSE initiative will be invited to participate in a series of roundtable discussions related to the resourcing, planning, and implementation of the FUSE initiative.

Event is at capacity.

1pm-4pm (Breakout B): TPCH System Modeling for Unsheltered Persons with Severe Service Needs (TPCH Members)

TPCH members and community partners will use HUD system modeling tools and other resources to quantitatively define the housing and service gaps experienced by unsheltered persons, particularly those with severe service needs, for use in prioritizing TPCH and local government's allocation of supportive housing and services funding.

Event is at capacity.

Tuesday, August 16

9am-2pm (Breakout A): FUSE Small Group Planning Cohorts (By Invitation)

Key stakeholders to the FUSE initiative will be invited to participate in a series of roundtable discussions related to the resourcing, planning, and implementation of the FUSE initiative.

*There will be an one-hour break for lunch on your own.

9am-2pm (Breakout B): TPCH Planning Session - Strategies and Priorities to Address Unsheltered Homelessness (TPCH Members)

Join TPCH and community partners for an interactive community planning discussion to identify key priorities and strategies to address unsheltered homelessness among individuals and families with severe service needs.

Event is at capacity.

*There will be an one-hour break for lunch on your own.

2pm-4pm: Presentation of Community Strategies and Forum Results (Public Session)

Join the City of Tucson HCD and TPCH for a wrap-up of the two-day forum. In this public session, we will highlight strategies and priorities established during the forum, charting our path toward ending unsheltered homelessness in the Tucson area. RSVP to attend in person and/or livestream this presentation on the City of Tucson HCD's YouTube channel. For more information, please email tpch@tucsonaz.gov.

Event is at capacity. Click here to livestream (beginning August 16 at 2pm).

For more information, please email tpch@tucsonaz.gov.