The FL-503 Collaborative Application and Priority Listing for the FY2021 HUD CoC Competition are available to view here. These documents will be submitted to HUD on behalf of our CoC on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Good luck to our project applicants!
Are you facing eviction or at imminent risk of losing the place you're staying?
If you are in physical danger where you are staying or you are fleeing domestic violence
If you are experiencing homelessness (i.e. staying in your car, in a shelter, or sleeping outside) or are in a hotel
If you are a Veteran seeking assistance
Teaming up to make homelessness rare, non-recurring, and short lived.
Homelessness Can Take Many Forms
It can mean sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation, like a car or abandoned building or camp; but it also includes people living in motels or with another family member due to a lack of resources or alternative accommodations.
In 2020, 565 people were experiencing homelessness in Polk County:
0were under 18 years old
0have a substance abuse disorder
Our clients include families, veterans, mentally ill, disabled, youth aging out of foster care, and more. Homelessness can happen to anyone—it takes just one major setback to start a cycle that can end with help from our community. We can solve this problem with your support.
2021 Continuum of Care Membership
Would you like to assist in ending homelessness in Polk County? Please join our Continuum of Care! To do so, you’ll need to complete an application attached with a cover letter and pay annual dues of $100 for businesses or $50 for individuals. Our membership meets monthly to evaluate existing services and possible service gaps, review state and national guidance, and collaborate on ways to fulfill our mission of making homelessness in Polk County rare, non-recurring, and short-lived. In addition, members have voting rights on CoC policy as well the opportunity to participate in CoC grant applications.
As we are strictly an administrative support organization, we are unable to provide direct services or assistance.