On Oct. 22, 2013, the City Council adopted our Strategic Plan to End Homelessness
. The strategic plan is an update to the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, which was originally adopted by the City Council in 2007. All cities are required to have a 10-Year Plan in order to continue to receive federal funds to address homelessness.
The city needed a revised 10-Year Plan in order to incorporate the following issues into a new comprehensive community approach to homelessness:
- A study of the city’s Housing Crisis Response System, completed earlier this year, recommended changes to the system of agencies and programs designed to assist the homeless and people at risk of becoming homeless.
- In May, the City Council approved design funding for a Housing Resource Center to be located at 104 N. Witchduck Rd.
- Federal regulations require certain changes to the city’s homeless services system to be in effect by August 2014.