Solving Homelessness Together

10-Year Plan to End Homelessness

We need to ask ourselves the question:

“How would we be sure that hitting a

patch of back luck – losing your job,

getting sick or injured – did not mean

losing your housing?”

-for the citizens of Columbus.

Homeless Resource Network participated in the formation of the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Columbus. On August 2009 the City of Columbus began the process of developing a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. While some say this is a pretentious goal, we must look at what we are doing currently and realize that simply because services are provided to people experiencing homelessness, this does not necessitate a focus on ending people’s homelessness.

The 10 Year Plan is an opportunity to look strategically at how our entire community supports those that are most vulnerable in our community and how we can find ways to most efficiently and cost effectively respond to the issue of homelessness. These plans are a national strategy to approach ending homelessness in the US in a more systematic way.

Currently the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley is executing this plan locally, and it is called “Home for Good”. It is headed up by Christie L. Bevis as the Executive Director. You will find her contact information below:

Christie L. Bevis
P.O. Box 1157
Columbus GA. 31902
Tel 706-327-3255 Ext. 201
Fax 706-327-2271
Email: cbevis@unitedwayofthecv.org
www.unitedwayofthecv.org/plaintext/ourwork/homeforgood.aspx

You can download the complete plan here.