Monday, March 7, 2016

Collin County Homeless Coalition Releases Homeless Count Report

One of the pet peeves of those of us in Collin County, who work in the social services, is that some folks actually think that there is no need for this work in this county. Unfortunately, the fact that the median income of Collin County is higher than in many other counties, does not mean there is no need. There are families that can’t make ends meet. There are individuals living paycheck to paycheck. And yes, there are persons experiencing homelessness. Not for nothing does is our mission, at MDHA, to lead the development of a homeless response system that will make homelessness, in Dallas and Collin Counties, rare, brief and nonrecurring. 

This is why our partner, the Collin County Homeless Coalition, chaired by MDHA Board Member, Stacy Brown, is so important. This group meets every first Thursday of the month at 9am at the Plano Municipal Center, and they encourage anyone interested in ending homelessness to attend. One of the most important annual tasks of the Coalition is to conduct the Collin County portion of the federally mandated Point-in-Time Homeless Count, which our Continuum of Care is responsible for every year.
Stacy Brown, Chair, presents the report
This last Thursday, Stacy presented a written report of the results of the Collin County Count, accompanied by a detailed beautiful PowerPoint presentation. Click on the links to read both, and if you live and/or work in Collin County, make sure you attend this meeting regularly. We’ll see you there!

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