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!

We are currently accepting volunteers for the 2022 Point In Time count. Click here to learn more!

Are you homeless or in danger of being homeless?

We can help. 

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

OUR MISSION:

Teaming up to make homelessness rare, non-recurring, and short lived.

Securing resources to address needs

 

Identifying and bridge gaps in housing and services

 

Educating the community on issues that affect people experiencing homelessness

 

Most importantly, we provide homes to our neighbors experiencing homelessness

 

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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:

0

were veterans

0

were under 18 years old

0

have 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.

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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.

DISCLAIMER

As we are strictly an administrative support organization, we are unable to provide direct services or assistance.

Get in Touch!

fax: (863) 802-1436