Flagstaff Shelter Services To Begin Transition Of People Out Of Local Hotels

Flagstaff Shelter Services will soon begin to move clients out of area hotels. Officials say they are laying the necessary groundwork to transfer residents back to the congregate shelter within the next two weeks. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, 40-percent of shelter guests and staff were testing positive for the virus, prompting FSS […]

The Flagstaff City Council Passed A Zoning Code Amendment For Affordable Housing Tuesday

The Flagstaff City Council held a special session on Tuesday where they voted to adopt a zoning code amendment for affordable housing. The first part of the amendment would involve incentives for affordable housing, while the second one contained parking adjustments. In addition, the council voted to send a letter to the Federal Emergency Management […]

Flagstaff Mayor, Council In A Heated Discussion Tuesday Over Flagstaff Shelter Services

Tensions were elevated toward the end of Tuesday’s Flagstaff City Council meeting. Ross Altenbaugh, executive director of Flagstaff Shelter Services, was updating council when Mayor Paul Deasy told her the city has received “35 emails and 23 phone calls, specifically concerning the feelings of mistreatment and discrimination against our homeless population.” Deasy then told council […]

Flagstaff Shelter Services Sees A Small COVID-19 Outbreak


There has been a rise of cases of COVID-19 in the Flagstaff area over the past couple of weeks. One of the reasons is due to a small outbreak at Flagstaff Shelter Services. At least 20 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility, including two staff members. All of those tested were asymptomatic. […]

Flagstaff Shelter Services To Start Building Expansion Thursday With A Ceremony


Flagstaff Shelter Services will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning for its expansion project. The 100-day construction project will add a second story to the shelter, adding 77 beds and will allow 163 more people onsite every night of the year. The extra space also means there will be increased access to onsite physical […]

Arizona Diamondbacks Announce Financial Awards To Nine Non-Profits, Including One In Flagstaff

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Wednesday they are awarding nearly one-million dollars to nine Arizona non-profits, including one in Flagstaff. The team awarded a $100-thousand dollar grant to Flagstaff Shelter Services to expand their shelter and open 30 much-needed low-barrier, sober-living beds. The emergency shelter expansion will create a separate space where vulnerable adults can find […]