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 …

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 …

2018 Leader Awardees

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and came out to help us celebrate local businesses and institutions that are leaders in our community. The awardees are employers and educational institutions who enrich the lives of low income people in Charlotte County through employment, and supported employment programs such as …