Director’s Budget Testimony to City Council – Read
Director’s testimony on opioids and encampments – Read
City Releases Results of Annual Homeless Point in Time Count – Read
Youth/Young Adult Access Points open March 6. Details
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Philly Vets Home Coalition Hotline: 215-923-8387
I am writing today to update you on our process to create a new 5-year plan for Philadelphia’s homeless assistance system. We started in July 2017 and will release the new plan in June 2018.
Philly’s homeless assistance system is comprised of an impressive network of homeless services, legal, housing, physical and behavioral health providers, and governmental entities, all working toward the same goal of making homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring. The Office of Homeless Services (OHS) provides support, leadership, funding, coordination and administration to this nework, which is called the Continuum of Care.
The goal of the new plan is to amplify the impact of our work by focusing on a shared set of measurable strategies that together reduce the number of people who experience homelessness, make the experience shorter and less traumatic for those who do, and reduce the number who cycle back through our system. Read more . . .
On this site you’ll find useful information on Philly’s homeless housing system including information about why people are homeless, how many and what our strategy is. We also provide information on where to go for help including a list of service providers, how to help homeless individuals, current events and stories of progress on the News page.