Community Collaborative Makes Great Strides Toward Ending Homelessness

first_img​Looking for a great way to get involved and make a difference in our community? The Census is coming in April 2020 and you’re invited to the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee kick-off meeting on Wednesday, January 9th from 10AM-12PM at Oakridge Hall in Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Avenue, Davie. Learn about the various ways that you can participate and join the subcommittee that interests you most. A correct count is critical for Broward County as Census numbers are used to determine federal representation and funding of human services, housing and other programs. Make a difference and make Broward Count! For more information and/or RSVP to [email protected] The Homelessness Collaborative in Broward is focused on housing individuals and families from the former encampment in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The collaborative reached a major milestone last month when 80 individuals remaining in the encampment voluntarily moved out along with their pets and belongings, the first step on a path to safe, stable permanent housing with supportive services as needed. The successes were the result of adopting the nationally recognized best practice “housing first” approach to assisting individuals experiencing homelessness. Months of work and planning by more than 40 public and private partners went into the work of the Collaborative, which was founded by Broward County, the City of Fort Lauderdale, United Way of Broward County, the Broward Business Council on Homelessness and the Broward Homeless Continuum of Care. Join the 2020 Census Committeelast_img