Community Commentary

Community Commentary Donna ReinerJune 10, 2021
The Many Lives of Downtown’s Historic Charles Pugh House

Most recently serving as a restaurant, from 1975 until the '90s, the Charles Pugh House has had quite the colorful life in its 125 years in existence. Here are some snippets. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Marshall ShoreJune 1, 2021
LGBTQ+ Tour of DTPHX

Some of the buildings may be gone, but the memories will last a lifetime. Take a journey through Downtown Phoenix's colorful, queer history with the Valley's own Hip Historian, Marshall Shore. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Marcy LaRontMay 25, 2021
Community Voices: It’s a Myth That People Experiencing Homelessness Are Lazy and Don’t Want To Work

About the author: Marcy LaRont is the director of development for St. Joseph the Worker (SJW), an employment agency, job development and support service, providing resources for job seekers who... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Howard EpsteinMay 18, 2021
Community Voices: Together We Can End Homelessness in Arizona $25 at a Time

A unique solution to a complex problem: the Arizona Housing Fund invites everyone to take part in expanding affordable housing, and effectively reducing homelessness in Phoenix and across the state. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Amy SchwabenlenderApril 16, 2021
Community Voices: Understanding Homelessness at the Human Services Campus

As executive director of the Human Services Campus in Downtown Phoenix, Amy Schwabenlender develops and leads strategic work to end homelessness through permanent, supportive housing. Read more about her take on how to help solve this complex issue. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Fara IllichApril 7, 2021
Community Voices: Upending Myths About Homelessness in Downtown Phoenix

In order to help dispel some of the myths surrounding homelessness, and the damaging stigmas that follow, the Phoenix Community Alliance's Social and Housing Advancement Committee is opening up a public dialogue on the subject called "Community Voices." Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Lauren PotterMarch 19, 2021
22 Women-Owned Businesses In DTPHX

From restaurants and retail boutiques to coffee shops, breweries and more — here are 22 female-owned businesses to know, support and celebrate in Downtown Phoenix. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Donna ReinerMarch 4, 2021
The Women Who Built Phoenix: Flora Rosson and the Women of Heritage Square

It was Flora Rosson who purchased all of Heritage Square in 1882 and gradually divided up the block - becoming one of Phoenix's first female developers. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Douglas C. TowneDecember 18, 2020
Downtown Phoenix Celebrates 60 Years of ‘Psycho’

“Psycho Day” on December 11 is a unique Phoenix tradition that honors the city’s connection to the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Psycho. Both the date and Phoenix are featured in the... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Phoenix Community AllianceNovember 5, 2020
Moving beyond stigmas and stereotypes: Facts about homelessness in Phoenix

In Phoenix and across the country, deep-seeded stigmas surrounding homelessness influence policy-making, policing, access to healthcare, employment and permeate nearly every aspect of society. Click here for more info.

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