Mesa – Mesa Homelessness has been an ongoing issue that they have been trying to tackle for decades. With problems only getting worse.
According to the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), Mesa is considered home to approximately 3,200, unduplicated individuals experiencing homelessness. In the 2021 Point-In-Time observation count, there were 467 unsheltered homeless individuals counted in Mesa.
The City of Mesa is proposing the purchase of the 70-room Grand Hotel at 6733 E Main Street, Mesa 85205.
If purchased, the facility would be rezoned from a hotel to a social service facility to relocate the existing temporary housing program in northeast Mesa referred to as Off the Streets. Community Bridges, Inc. would continue operating this closed-campus, referral-based program, which also includes policies and procedures to ensure the program and its location remain a good neighbor.
In my opinion, this is a great start and something Phoenix and surrounding cities should take part in.