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May19, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month

By |May 19th, 2023|

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and while it’s crucial to acknowledge the relationship between mental health and homelessness, first we must understand how common mental illness is in the US. Millions of people are affected by mental health concerns each year.  Results from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed that 22% of adults in the US have a mental illness and 1 in 20 adults have a Serious Mental Illness (SMI). [...]

Apr19, 2023

Having an Affordable and Safe Place to Live: How Housing Vouchers Help End Homelessness

By |April 19th, 2023|

Having an affordable, stable, and secure place to call home is vital to an individual's overall health and wellbeing. The benefits of having a good place to live go beyond just shelter, as it can help reduce the risk of violence, abuse, and theft that unhoused individuals are often exposed to on the streets. It also reduces exposure to a range of health risks, including exposure to extreme weather conditions, lack of access to basic hygiene facilities, and increased risk of contracting contagious diseases. [...]

Mar19, 2023

Empowering Employees to Thrive.

By |March 19th, 2023|

As Arizona’s leader in Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing program administration, we have numerous opportunities to talk about why HOM, Inc. (HOM) is a great place to work. There are many attractive reasons to pursue a career at HOM, including competitive pay, generous time off, great benefits, monthly chair massages, paid volunteer time, transparent leadership, a supportive work environment, and our diverse and inclusive workplace. While these are valid and good reasons to work at HOM, there are three themes that capture the [...]

Feb19, 2023

Knowing the past opens the door to our future.

By |February 19th, 2023|

Our company’s history began almost three decades ago in response to the behavioral health system’s need for specialized housing expertise. This program provided housing for 300 individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI) who were experiencing homelessness. We knew this would be no small feat as the stigma and discrimination towards individuals experiencing homelessness and behavioral health disorders was extremely pervasive and entrenched in our society; however, we also knew this was an opportunity for change. We recognized our leadership could give this vulnerable [...]

Jan19, 2023

HOM – the Largest Administrator of Rapid Re-Housing Programs in the State of Arizona

By |January 19th, 2023|

Ashley is like the majority of Arizonans: while she has never had much money to speak of, she never would have thought her and her kids would become homeless. But, after losing her partner – the main breadwinner of the family – to illness, it was just a matter of time until medical and personal bills piled up. She found herself behind on rent and soon had an eviction letter on her door. Ashley and her family were desperately in need of help. Ashley [...]

Dec19, 2022

Season’s Greetings

By |December 19th, 2022|

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and our collective collaborations in the fight to end homelessness. Together with our partners and colleagues, we helped over 7,600 individuals and families this year. It’s been quite a year for us all! We hope that this year has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues, and your loved ones. In 2023, we continue our dedication to make the promise of home a reality for everyone. We look [...]

Nov19, 2022

Something New: Find Your Housing Specialist Page is Live!

By |November 19th, 2022|

It's now easier than ever to get in contact with us! The new Find Your Housing Specialist page at hominc.com/find enables you to locate email, phone number, and supervisory information about your Housing Specialist.  Searching is easy as 1, 2, 3: Click the button "Find Your Housing Specialist" on Our Team page Select your county from the interactive map of Arizona From the drop-down, select your housing program and identifier That's it! You'll be sent to a page with your Housing Specialist's contact information!

Oct03, 2022

HOM, Inc. Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By |October 3rd, 2022|

HOM, Inc. announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "Disability: Part of the Equity Equation." The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945 when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ [...]

Sep19, 2022

AHP One Year Anniversary

By |September 19th, 2022|

Oct. 1, 2022, marks the one-year anniversary of ABC (Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation) and HOM serving as the single statewide housing administrator of the AHCCCS Housing Program (AHP). Today, AHP serves approximately 2,400 households in three housing program models throughout Arizona: Scattered Sites (1,453 households), Community Living Program assistance (840 households), and Project Based Vouchers (PBV) at new affordable housing developments (74 households). ABC and HOM also administer approximately $1.2 million annually in eviction prevention and move-in assistance with AHP funding.  AHCCCS awarded ABC [...]

Aug19, 2022

HOM Selected for the 2022 “Top Companies to Work for in Arizona” List

By |August 19th, 2022|

HOM, Inc. named a “Top Companies to Work for in Arizona" for two years in a row. Arizona Capitol Times, Best Companies Group and BestCompaniesAZ announced today that HOM, Inc. has earned a spot on the 10th annual list of 2022 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona for the second consecutive year. This highly selective list is the result of anonymous and comprehensive employee surveys measuring culture, work environment, leadership, and employee pride and satisfaction, combined with rigorous evaluations of workplace practices, policies, [...]

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