PA - Philadelphia, Pensylvania: Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ten Year Plan | August 2, 2006

Files: PDF | 905 KB | 32 pages

Prepared by the Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness, “Opening the Door to Let the Future In” is an action-oriented plan to end homelessness in Philadelphia by 2010. The plan lists ten action steps that will propel Philadelphia toward the goal of ending homelessness by the year 2010:
  • Convene a summit session of key leaders – government, business, clergy, education, and community
  • Tune in with the agreed-upon strategic plan
  • Produce a system of data collection and application that gives Philadelphia the finest information base in America on the aspects of the homelessness issue
  • Examine all factors of a Housing First program including program delivery, timetables, costs, and responsibility assignments
  • Create a new blending of mainstream delivery systems for preventing and ending homelessness within a community based framework
  • Form a Task Force to establish “end of homelessness” strategies with the state and federal government
  • Establish a clearing house for communications
  • Form a financial oversight committee with more than advisory responsibilities
  • Develop creative concepts on employment of currently homeless
  • Close offices of Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness and turn building into a livable, affordable housing