Social & Housing Advancement Committee

PCA played a vital role in creating the Human Services Campus (204 S 12th Avenue) – a critical component in addressing issues concerning homelessness in the Valley.

The Social & Housing Advancement Committee (SHA) continues the conversation and takes specific, targeted actions.


Dr. Sheila Harris, Private Professional
Mo Stein, HKS Architects


Jim McPherson, Private Professional


SHA Vision Statement
We promote community partnerships that initiate local collaboration and facilitate the creation of viable and integrated options in order to break the cycle of homelessness and build a healthier Downtown.

SHA Mission Statement
We will work to facilitate and help coordinate social services and affordable housing for those in need in order to positively impact the health of Downtown Phoenix.


Provide leadership results in the core conversation about affordability, shelter, and permanent supportive housing.

Advocate for effective use of City, County, State, and all Federal resources to protect and enhance core services and support key public investment opportunities.

Convene like-minded, interested business, faith-based, and nonprofit organizations for effective sharing resources and programs.

Continue to engage with all members of the community the necessity of housing for all in our downtown.

Continue to advocate and educate the community about terms used in SHA’s Housing Glossary, so that everyone speaks the same language.


Invest in statewide responses to address the affordable housing crisis and increase in individuals experiencing homelessness by securing an annual appropriation for the housing trust fund, enhancing the state low-income housing tax credit, and making general fund investments for new homeless facilities and ongoing operational support for strategies preventing homelessness.

Advocate for policies and funding that support agencies and organizations connecting individuals experiencing a housing crisis to the help they need. This includes state funding for Arizona 211 that tracks efforts to find shelter and housing; provides connections to legal and eviction assistance; and documents inequitable access and non-discriminatory protections and policy reforms for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other vulnerable populations in housing, employment, and public accommodation.

Coordinate local, regional, state, and federal efforts to end homelessness and increase affordable housing by reconvening the State Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness to recommend policy and regulatory changes, ensure accountability and transparency, eliminate duplicative programs, and enhance local planning efforts.

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- Katrina Heineking, COO, Transdev Services Inc.