Tucson's Homeless Work Program to Receive National Award of Merit

The Tucson Homeless Work Program will receive the Award of Merit from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). The award will be presented tomorrow, July 28, at NAHRO’s Summer Conference in San Francisco, California.

The Tucson Homeless Work Program, created by Ward 5 Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres in 2016, is a collaborative effort between community nonprofit organizations, the City of Tucson, Pima County, and business leaders. The primary goal of the program is to help people exit homelessness through rapid engagement in daily employment and immediate cash payment for work.

Old Pueblo Community Services oversees the program. The agency coordinates transportation, supervises the workers, provides financial oversight, handles all worker pay, maintains worker documentation, and conducts regular evaluation and quality management functions.