February 15, 2017
A public Ground Blessing event on February 15th marked the beginning of construction for Native American Connections' latest permanent supportive housing community, Camelback Pointe. As NAC breaks ground, it is the first step in the construction to help end homelessness. NAC blends Native American traditions with best practices for serving vulnerable populations including the chronically homeless.
In attendance the City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Arizona Department of Housing Director Michael Trailor and Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams. NAC's CEO Diana Yazzie Devine thanked Mayor Stanton for being an advocate in the effort to end homelessness. Director Michael Trailor thanked NAC for its work in the community. One of NAC's permanent supportive housing resident, Pete at Encanto Pointe spoke and gave insight of how NAC's housing community has helped him. Pete stated, "I feel safe. I feel supported. I can wake up and hold my head high." We are very excited for this new opportunity.
Camelback Pointe is located at 1537 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ and is set to open in November 2017.