The Arizona Housing Coalition (formerly AZCEH) seeks to provide a variety of education, training, and networking opportunities for our Member Agencies and other homeless service providers, in addition to the Annual Conference to End Homelessness. It is the goal of AZCEH to assist in the development of a highly-skilled workforce, equipped with best practices in ending homelessness, which includes training on Arizona's adopted coordinated assessment, the SPDAT (Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool), motivational interviewing, diversion, trauma-informed care, permanent supportive housing, and much more. Learn more about exclusive Coalition training opportunities, and check below for our upcoming events!


If you are interested in receiving member rates for any of the Coalition trainings and events listed below, please note that only Affiliate (Level D) and Full Member Organizations (Levels E, F, G, H, I and J), and employees with a verifiable work email address, are eligible for reduced rate conference, training, and event pricing. To find out if your organization is a member, please check our Membership DirectoryAdvocate/Individual memberships (Level A), Homeless/Formerly Homeless membership (Level B), and Student memberships (Level C), are NOT ELIGIBLE for reduced rate conference, training, and event pricing at this time.

If you work for a member organization listed in our Membership Directory, but are experiencing trouble in registering for a Coalition training or event, please contact your organization's listed Membership Administrator to be added to the membership bundle, or contact Marisol Ortega at or by calling (602) 340-9393, ext. 101. 

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For additional training opportunities from our member organizations, please visit our Member Events Calendar.

Upcoming Events

    • November 11, 2017
    • November 19, 2017
    • AZCEH, 141 E. Palm Lane, Suite #105

    National Hunger
    & Homelessness
    Awareness Week

    November 11th - 19th, 2017

    In partnership with the National Coalition for the Homeless, AZCEH annually observes National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and work toward a world where no one has to experience Hunger and Homelessness. 

    Please check back here and watch our Facebook page for more info about #NHHAW 2017 events

    • November 16, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Maricopa Association of Governments, 302 N. 1st Avenue, Second Floor, Ironwood Room, Phoenix, AZ, 85003
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    Effective Administration
    of the SPDAT Assessment
    for Single Adults

    Maricopa Regional CoC

    Presented by
    AZHC Certified SPDAT Trainers:
    Jennifer Page (MMIC) and 
    David Garrett (CBI)

    Thursday, November 16th
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    (Registration opens October 16th)

    Maricopa Association of Governments
    302 N. 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
    Second Floor | Ironwood Room

    Effective Administration of the SPDAT Assessment for SINGLE ADULTS: Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care (MRCOC) will focus on the practical application of the Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT), and how each trainee can properly and effectively administer the SPDAT as a case management tool for SINGLE ADULTS within their respective program, agency, or organization.  


    If you or your team are in need of F-SPDAT training, please contact the Family Housing Hub/Standing Strong for Families at (602) 595-8700. 


    What is the SPDAT?

    The SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual’s acuity, which is currently in use in more than 100 communities across the U.S. and Canada, helping to improve intake processes and use existing resources to help serve individuals in gaining access to programs and services which are best aligned to end their homelessness. The assessment tool, across multiple components, prioritizes whom to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person's life where support is most likely necessary in order to maintain housing stability.

    Recently updated to Version 4, the SPDAT uses 15 dimensions to determine an acuity score that will help inform professional Permanent Supportive Housing and/or Rapid Re-Housing practitioners about the following:

    • Single adults who will benefit most from Housing First
    • Single adults who will benefit most from Rapid Re-Housing
    • Single adults who are most likely to end their own homelessness with little to no intervention on your part
    • Which areas of the person’s life that can be the initial focus of attention in the case management relationship to improve housing stability
    • How individuals are changing over time as a result of the case management process
    Building on the practical foundations of education, training, and work experience, trainees will learn best practices in SPDAT administration for single adults, as well as the significance of assessment and prioritization to service connection and housing stability, supported by Housing-Based Case Management core concepts and techniques.


    RECOMMENDED PRE-REQUISITES NOTE: Coffee and water will be available all day. You will also be given one hour for lunch. We encourage you to check out the many food establishments within walking distance in the downtown area. Click HERE for more info about food & drink in downtown Phoenix.
    • December 13, 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Agustin Kitchen, 100 South Avenida del Convento #150, Tucson, AZ 85745
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    Join us for our

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    Wednesday, December 13th
    4:30PM-6:30PM (subject to change)
    Hors d'oeuvres will be served

    Tucson, AZ

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    (former AZCEH Members
    & AZ Housing Alliance Members)

    $15 for Non-Members
    • December 21, 2017
    • AZCEH, 141 E. Palm Lane, Suite #105

    Homeless Persons'
    Memorial Day

    Thursday, December 21st, 2017

    Every year on December 21st, the vernal equinox -- the longest night of the year -- we remember our neighbors who have passed away on the streets. The National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Consumer Advisory Board and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourage communities to host public events remembering those lost. Please check back for more information, or consider organizing your own Memorial Day event -- download the official organizing manual to see how you can participate.

    Please check back here and watch our Facebook page for more info about 
    statewide memorial events in 2017


Arizona Housing Coalition (formerly AZCEH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization | Federal Tax ID#: 86-0909029 | CONTACT
AZHC is also the proud coordinator of the Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance

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