Challenges and Needs

Despite the strong collaboration, there are gaps in the system that prevent the community from responding as effectively and meaningfully as they could to end homelessness.

  • Expand deeply affordable and accessibly permanent housing

  • Build relationships with the private market to increase the availability of housing stock for households experiencing homelessness or housing stability

  • Establish low-barrier, housing-focused shelters that individuals and families can access without pre-conditions

  • Offer dedicated temporary housing and day services for youth (including unaccompanied minors) and individuals

  • Increase supportive services, including on-site case management and wrap-around services including mental health, substance abuse treatment, and outreach services

  • Provide adequate transportation to shelters, services, and employment for residents

  • Improve coordination and communication to Prevent Homelessness