Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership Invites Community to Participate in Ten Year Plan Update
  
- Charrette will be held April 15-16 -
  
DATE: Monday, April 3, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael R. Wright, MPA
Homeless Initiative Partnership Administrator
PHONE: 954-357-6167
EMAIL:
mwright@broward.org  

The “A Way Home” Ten Year Plan is the focus of Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership, lead agency for the Homeless Continuum of Care, as it works with community partners toward preventing and ending the plight of homelessness in Broward County.

In an effort to update and define strategies for the coming year, a "Community Ten Year Plan Update Charrette" has been organized and all local partners, stakeholders, business owners and community residents are encouraged to attend. A charrette, typically a long-term planning process, is designed to help communities gather input to address key issues. The Community Charrette will be held at the Urban League of Broward County, 560 N.W. 27 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, on Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, the process includes a community feedback session on Friday, April 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Holiday Park Social Center, 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive, Fort Lauderdale.

The key issues for Broward County's Community Charrette, determined by the County, Homeless Initiative Partnership Advisory Board and the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), focus on six themes: Affordable Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Governance, Data and Performance; Street Homelessness; Shelters; and Permanent Supportive Housing.

To ensure robust participation and feedback from the community, the County engaged the NAEH and CSH (formerly Corporation for Supportive Housing) to facilitate this work using the CSH Charrette process. The CSH Charrette provides a fast-paced and thorough exploration of the critical aspects of developing plans and action steps.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in County programs, services and activities must contact Michael Wright at 954-357-6167 or email
mwright@broward.org at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.

A flier of the "A Way Home" meeting is attached, below.
 
 
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