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Ashville and Buncombe County, North Carolina

Ten Year Plan | August 2, 2006

Files: PDF | 711 KB | 19 pages

“Looking Homeward: the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County” is the culmination of a six-month planning effort by homeless services providers, government administrators, housing developers, community leaders, and homeless people themselves. The plan looks to end chronic homelessness and reduce all types of homelessness over the next decade by investing resources in a coordinated, sustained effort that addresses the underlying causes of homelessness. This effort will: reduce the number of people who become homeless; increase the number of homeless people placed into permanent housing; decrease the length and disruption of homeless episodes; and provide community based service and supports that prevent homelessness before it happens and diminish opportunities for homelessness to recur. These goals will be accomplished through a five-prong approach:
  1. Designation of a lead entity
  2. Developing infrastructure: HMIS
  3. Closing the front door: prevention
  4. Opening the back door: housing first
  5. Keeping it going: housing plus
Looking Homeward was released in January of 2005.