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Far too often, hard work and dedication go unrecognized. We know there are hundreds of unsung heroes working every day to help support, engage, connect, and house Arizona's most vulnerable. Please take a moment to provide us with a brief story about someone you know or work with who goes above and beyond in helping to prevent and end homelessness across Arizona, either directly through service and case management support, or indirectly through programs, projects, or partnerships.

Honorees were recognized at the 25th Annual Conference on Affordable Housing & Homelessness, November 13th and 14th, 2018, at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix.


Outstanding Achievement in Overcoming Homelessness - Loutasha Buckinghorse

Awarded to an individual or family that has overcome homelessness within the last three to five years.

Volunteer of the Year - Pastor Rob Lee

A current volunteer who gives generously of their own time with people experiencing homelessness & housing instability.

Advocate of the Year - Pamela Bridge

An individual or group whose advocacy work has resulted in systems-level change in affordable housing and/or homelessness.

Arthur G. Sloane Five-Star Leader Award - Brad Bridwell

An individual or group which demonstrates exemplary service as a champion of ending homelessness, starting with Arizona's veterans.

Kevin Collins Award for Excellence in Direct-Service - Frances Villa

A current employee working at the client-level who consistently goes above and beyond to get clients housed.

Business Partnership of the Year - Bridging AZ

A business that works in partnership with nonprofits to further the goal of ending homelessness through housing.

Homeless School Liaison of the Year - Rita Bracamonte-Rodriguez

A homeless school liaison who has demonstrated exemplary efforts to assist his/her school and/or districts' homeless students. 

Lifetime Achievement - Sharon Shore

An individual whose contributions have brought Arizona closer to an end to homelessness through affordable housing for all.

Innovations in Housing Award - Prop 422 Champions

The Arizona Housing Coalition is proud to present a BRAND NEW award category, Innovations in Housing, meant to honor an individual or group who has excelled in creatively addressing affordable housing injustices. 

Arizona Housing Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Federal Tax ID#: 86-0909029

AZHC is also the proud home of the 
Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance

1495 E. Osborn Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 340-9393


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