Since 1995, Arizona Housing Inc (AHI) has worked toward its mission to assist individuals and families in attaining self-sufficiency through the provision of dignified, comprehensive housing and services. AHI serves extremely low income, disadvantaged individuals and families; 85% of all tenants are living at or below 30% of area median income ($15,300 or less), and the majority are behaviorally/physically disabled, elderly, veterans, or families with children.
Thunderbirds Charities support for the Comforts of Home Project has provided assistance in supplying furniture, fixtures and equipment to 90 individuals at their newly refurbished Steele Commons site and will be used to increase healthy engagement of families and prosocial development of children through play at their North 17 site by enhancing the current outdoor space through installation of a shade structure for the playground and the purchase of indoor/outdoor equipment, toys and games.
AHI has a unique long history and expertise in serving extremely low-income individuals with additional challenges such as serious mental illness, physical disabilities, and substance abuse issues. They seek the most difficult to serve with the goal of providing them with a home, supportive services, and a community of support. Through their community-building strategies, AHI helps this diverse and vulnerable population to reach their self-determined life stability goals such as improved physical/behavioral health, decreased substance abuse, income from benefits or employment, and ultimately, increased personal responsibility.
To date, AHI has developed 533 units of permanent supportive housing at four sites in Phoenix, serving over 700 disadvantaged adults and over 50 children per year.
Thunderbirds Charities is proud to support AHI’s efforts to develop community for individuals who are facing challenging times.
This grant is part of the Fall 2019 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.