The 10-acre homelessness services facility located between the downtown core and Capitol Mall, was a passion project for PCA chairman Mo Stein and longtime PCA President Don Keuth. Early in his service to PCA, Stein was named to Central Arizona Shelter Services’ board of directors and it quickly became clear to him that for CASS to effectively execute its mission and become sustainable for the long term, the addition of essential services were necessary. The shelter was overrun and Phoenix was the only Valley city stepping up to combat the serious social problem of homelessness. Stein and Keuth rallied the PCA membership to take the creation of the human services campus on as an advocacy initiative. After years of work and fundraising (the project had a price tag of $25 million) by PCA and other city and business leaders, along with assistance from Maricopa County, the campus opened in 2005. The campus houses CASS and many other high profile non-profits and is the largest homeless services campus in the state.
"As a long time member of Phoenix Community Alliance, it is especially gratifying to see how diverse the revitalization and development projects are in the Central Phoenix Corridor. The heart of Phoenix is alive and well".
"PCA is striving to complement city - building with community building...bringing in new voices - residents, neighborhoods, and businesses large and small - for a stronger, more inclusive alliance of the Phoenix community".
"I would never consider dropping my membership".
"I have been honored to be involved as an Executive Board member of the PCA for over 20 years. Our organization has been in the trenches to help promote Downtown Phoenix as a destination area where people can live, work and play. If you are a stakeholder in downtown Phoenix I urge you to get involved with the PCA organization as this is the organization that is at the pulse of all the downtown activities of development, marketing, cultural and business development. As the Chairman of the Central City planning and development committee I am so excited about the future of downtown and can't wait to be a part of the next 20 years of Downtown Phoenix Transformation!!"
"During central Phoenix's "lean times," the Phoenix Community Alliance focused on city-building to help fill-in key puzzle pieces like the Arizona Center, Convention Center, downtown and midtown high-rises, Steele Indian School Park, light rail, and the presence of higher education, among others. After the Great Recession and the current revitalization cycle, PCA is striving to complement city-building with community building... bringing in new voices – residents, neighborhoods, and businesses large and small – for a stronger, more inclusive alliance of the Phoenix community".