We can make homelessness
Rare, Short-lived and Non-Recurring
Every night there are people in Fort Collins without a secure place to be. They are our neighbors, our employees, our students, our friends, our relatives, our veterans and our youth. They need a safe place to sleep, and study, and care for children, and heal, and overcome a crisis, and collect resources, and think about what’s next, and are seeking a place to simply feel safe, secure and supported.
Working together we can do more. Our collaboration and contributions can make homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring. Homelessness isn’t a distant program’s problem to possibly solve one day. Effective projects and programs are proliferating in the United States and the world. This is our own community’s opportunity to co-create housing and support solutions together.
Fort Collins is a desirable, thriving, innovative, and compassionate community. We are a community where all people can be safe, secure and supported. And we all have a part to play in finding solutions and support for people living without housing security or shelter, and who also mostly need…a community. Join our Homeward 2020 initiative.
Homeward 2020 4 Roles Within Our Community
Homeward 2020 brings together agency leaders, elected leaders, and community members to strategize and plan how to respond to homelessness.
We ignite action in the community to influence practices and strengthen community systems capable of making homeless rare, short-lived, and non-recurring.
Homeward 2020 promotes the use of best practices and advances data-driven strategies shown to effectively reduce the rates of homeless.
Homeward 2020 gathers, synthesizes and distributes local and national data to better understand the scope of homelessness as well as improve our local response to homelessness.
John, Currently Homeless
Maggie Walsh, Assistant Chief of Staff, Director Veteran Initiatives, CSU
Jeff Mihelich, Deputy City Manager, City of Fort Collins
Trent, Currently Homeless
Tina, Point in Time Count volunteer
Jacob, Currently Homeless
Buddy, Living in His Truck