Gulf Coast Partnership Awarded $252,790 for Tier 1 Projects by HUD

By Gaither Stephens

On January 14, 2020, HUD announced $2.16 billion in grants to provide funding to 6,595 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. and its territories. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness and provide support…

EDITORIAL:Violence against homeless is problem for all

By Gaither Stephens

OUR POSITION: The homeless need to know we won’t tolerate violent crime against them. Juan Sebastian was asleep on a picnic table in Arcadia when he was held down and beaten by three men. His death from that brutal attack is a stark reminder of the vulnerability of our homeless population. Sebastian, usually seen pushing…

Position Available: Landlord Engagement Director

By Gaither Stephens

Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Full-time Salary: $39,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year The Gulf Coast Partnership is a community-wide initiative formed to understand community needs, identify best practices, and to implement strategies to raise the quality of life for all Charlotte County residents. Through capacity building, partnership, and technology, the Gulf Coast Partnership brings service agencies together…

Volunteers Needed for 2020 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count

By Gaither Stephens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2019 Contact: Gaither Stephens Chief Technology Officer Phone: (941) 626-0220 x3 [email protected] 2020 POINT-IN-TIME COUNT OF HOMELESS PERSONS Volunteers needed to survey Charlotte County homeless Charlotte County, FL – On January 30th, 2019 at 7am, volunteers, local social service agencies, and local law enforcement will go throughout Charlotte County to…

Local Foundations Invest in Safe and Affordable Housing

By Gaither Stephens

Local community foundations have invested $32,000 with the Gulf Coast Partnership (GCP) to create a community-wide landlord engagement strategy. The funding will help the GCP establish a pool of safe, affordable rental units for women who are suffering from homelessness. “We consider the process a long-term investment that will pay off,” said Angela Hogan, Gulf…