What is Housing First?

Housing First in Permanent Supportive Housing Housing First is an approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements. Supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to …

The Gulf Coast Partnership’s 10 Year Plan for Charlotte County

Over the last several years, residents in Charlotte County have witnessed remarkable change. There is a new collaborative movement among human service providers, non-profits, government, faith-based, and community activists who have come together to support new ideas for solving the human condition of homelessness. A new era in innovative programs …

Gulf Coast Partnership In The News – Education Foundation awarded Community Impact Grant

Apr 5th, 2018 · by Special to the Glades County Democrat The Glades Education Foundation was awarded a 2018 Community Impact Grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation for $40,000 to continue financing the AVID about Success program. The Glades Education Foundation was one of 20 local nonprofits awarded grants …

Some OC residents: We want to help the homeless — just don’t put them in our neighborhoods

By Anh Do Mar 21, 2018 | 4:00 AM One day after Orange County supervisors voted to spend more than $70 million to house the homeless, residents in three prosperous cities expressed alarm about a proposal to set up “camp” shelters in their communities. Besides creating permanent housing, the officials’ …

Orange County to spend $70.5 million on permanent homeless housing, may add camps in 3 cities

Supervisors voted Monday for Orange County to spend $70.5 million on permanent housing for the homeless, and to create temporary homeless camps in Irvine, and possibly in Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel. The vote comes a week after supervisors committed $20 million toward permanent housing for the homeless. The combined …

Report Shows National Shortage of More Than 7.2 Million Affordable & Available Rental Homes for Families Most in Need

NLIHC released today its report The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, which finds a shortage of 7.2 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income (ELI) renter households, those with incomes at or below the poverty level or 30% of their area median income. The report calls …