Housing and homelessness are serious issues in our community. Not only does our area have very little affordable housing, but there are gaps between services in our area. That’s why we’re working with our partners to make sure our community has better systems and responses in place!
The information collected by this group is important, but we also know that there is more to gather because the organizations involved know that…
- Families are afraid they will lose their children if they admit being in an unstable housing situation, so they often don’t report needing help with housing.
- Youth often do not trust “systems” that tend to fail or pigeonhole them, so they often will not report needing help with housing.
- Some people aren’t ready to enter a process that helps them find stable, permanent housing for a number of personal and societal reasons.
|The numbers provided are constantly changing, with more of our neighbors entering the local housing list and/or being housed every week.|