135 CHRONICALLY HOMELESS
COMMUNITY MEMBERS HOUSED JAN 2015 – DEC 2016
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The Point in Time Count is a survey of local sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and is part of a national and local effort to end homelessness. The annual Point in Time Count is an opportunity to discover the real needs of the community. It is a collaborative effort between Home for Good and local agencies that are working throughout the valley to end homelessness. On the evening of January 24th, 2017, volunteers surveyed 209 sheltered individuals about their current living situation, families, and health issues. On the morning of January 25th, 2017, volunteers went out to different areas in the valley and surveyed 73 unsheltered homeless individuals. The survey collects data that allows Home for Good and local agencies to better serve the homeless population.
Home for Good: The Alliance to End Homelessness is charged with implementing the City’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. The ten year plan contains seven strategic initiatives for establishing long-term, sustainable solutions for reducing and ending homelessness. Our goal is to make homelessness atypical, temporary and non-recurring.
Priority areas of focus include:
• Increased access to affordable and permanent supportive housing
• Increased coordination and collaborative efforts among service and system providers
Moving to Work Homeless Housing Initiative
The Housing Authority of Columbus has been awarded the Moving to Work designation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Through this endeavor, Home for Good and the Housing Authority are partnering to create long-term, supportive housing for veterans and the chronically homeless. The project calls for a blended housing mix of housing vouchers and physical construction. Over the next 24 months, approximately 250 units of housing will be available for homeless families and individuals.
To date, 139 veterans and 135 chronically homeless have received housing.
1 of just 75 communities in the U.S. and the only community in Georgia.
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Executive Director, Home For Good
P.O. Box 1157 Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: (706) 327-3255
Fax: (706) 571-2271