Efforts to End Homelessness
The Washington County Department of Housing Services engages in many efforts to help end homelessness in our community. Among these are:
10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. A Road Home, Washington County's 10-year plan, was approved on June 3, 2008. Each year, progress on the goals of the plan is evaluated, documented, and posted online.
Homeless Programs and Events. The Department of Housing Services works with social service and non-profit agencies, as well as faith-based partners, to promote programs and events that serve homeless individuals and families throughout the year, including meal sites, Project Homeless Connect, and the annual Point in Time Homeless Count.
Severe Weather Shelters. When the temperature drops below freezing, Washington County's Severe Weather Shelters may activate, providing homeless persons with a warm place to stay overnight.
Housing and Supportive Services Network (HSSN). This group, made up of non-profit organizations, public sector social service agencies, government representatives and the faith based community, implements the Continuum of Care and ensures integrated and coordinated access to affordable housing and services.
For more details about each of these areas, please visit the corresponding page.