Tag: homelessness

A man who lives primarily on the streets of downtown Phoenix holds up his hand to display a ring he found that he's taken to wearing. (Anya Magnuson/DD)

Senate vote may help shelter homeless seniors downtown and beyond

By: Erin Brassey and Erica Shipione Senators unanimously voted Tuesday to set Bill 1283 in motion, which would distribute $5 million from the state general...

City Council Recap: Light rail extension delay, pension debt and the Masonic Temple

On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council convened in a formal meeting, discussing a few items that concern downtown Phoenix. These included delaying, possibly indefinitely,...

Writer takes advocacy into his own hands with D8 bid

One of Phoenix City Council's District 8 special election hopefuls, Camaron Stevenson, decided to run after working on what he calls the “other side...

Valenzuela and Gallego meet again in policy debate over arena deal and homelessness

Mayoral candidates Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela covered a lot of policy ground in a civil debate at Burton Barr Central Library on Tuesday. The...

Candidates discuss current Phoenix problems in mayoral debate

By Mara Friedman and Taryn Engmark Mayoral candidates Daniel Valenzuela and Kate Gallego met once again Tuesday night at Steele Indian School Park to discuss...

Phoenix Rising: “Healthy Giving” this holiday season

With the holiday season approaching, many downtown Phoenicians may feel the urge to help their community by going to an area populated by the...

Here’s where the mayoral candidates stand on downtown issues

Phoenix is preparing to elect its next mayor in a special election on Nov. 6 after former Mayor Greg Stanton stepped down to run...

Phoenix Rising: Homelessness

Hello, my name is Morgan Willis. I moved to Phoenix two years ago to study journalism at Arizona State University. By rebooting Phoenix Rising,...
Ray Shockley, 58, stands by his shopping cart full of recyclables in downtown Phoenix, Aug. 17, 2018. Shockley goes on roaming trips across the city, collecting cans and sleeping outside with his cart. (Anya Magnuson/DD)

Report shows homelessness on the rise in Maricopa County

The 2018 Point-in-Time Homeless Count identified 6,298 people experiencing homelessness as of Jan. 23 in Maricopa County – 693 more people than when it...

The Rundown: Homeless violence, rejection of Hines and the Blocks of Roosevelt Row

The Rundown is a collaboration between Downtown Devil and Blaze Radio that recaps Downtown Devil's weekly coverage of downtown Phoenix. Hosts Daniel Perle and Stephanie...