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In addition to offering direct services and creating affordable housing communities, Native American Connections advocates at the city, state, and federal levels for increased funding along with policy changes that contribute to community health and housing stability.

Housing and Homelessness

  • Increasing public funding to support housing and services for youth experiencing homelessness
  • Increasing state funding of the Housing Trust Fund
  • Establishing a State Housing Tax Credit
  • Prioritizing the creation of affordable housing

Healthcare Accessibility

  • Adding comprehensive dental benefit for adults to Arizona’s Medicaid Program (AHCCCS)
  • Adding a comprehensive dental benefit to Medicare
  • Compensating residential treatment providers for room & board provided to young children accompanying parents into residential treatment

Equity and Representation

  • Ensuring policy decisions include the voice of American Indians
  • Identifying opportunities to share the history and impact of American Indians
  • Supporting community driven policy such as changing street name to Piestewa Peak and establishing the Missing Murdered and Indigenous Women Study Committee

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A "chronically homeless" individual is defined to mean a homeless individual with a disability who lives either in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter or in an institutional care facility if the individual has been living in the facility for fewer than ninety (90) days and had been living in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven or in an emergency shelter immediately before entering the institutional care facility. In order to meet the ‘‘chronically homeless’’ definition, the individual also must have been living as described above continuously for at least twelve (12) months or on at least four (4) separate occasions in the last three (3) years, where the combined occasions total a length of time of at least twelve (12) months. Each period separating the occasions must include at least seven (7) nights of living in a situation other than a place not meant for human habitation, in an emergency shelter or in a safe haven.

Federal nondiscrimination laws define a person with a disability to include any (1) individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) individual with a record of such impairment; or (3) individual who is regarded as having such an impairment. In general, a physical or mental impairment includes, but is not limited to, examples of conditions such as orthopedic, visual, speech and hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), developmental disabilities, mental illness, drug addiction, and alcoholism.