WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — County Commissioners and the Broward Homeless Continuum of Care invite landlords to a free breakfast meeting, Wednesday, October 19th, from 8:30-11AM at the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club, 20 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, to learn about the County’s plans to address homelessness and how landlords can play a strong role.
Broward County currently provides over $8 million annually in funding to assist landlords to provide housing in Broward County. Information will be provided on the Broward County Zero:2016 Initiative, the County’s Landlord Recruitment program; rental assistance programs; and the County’s commitment to housing providers and VA Partners to work collaboratively with landlords to end veteran, family and youth homelessness.
Broward County is one 71 communities nationwide selected for Zero: 2016 representing 30 different states and the District of Columbia. Zero: 2016 will dovetail with other large-scale initiatives working to help communities end homelessness, including the 25 Cities Initiative, led by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Mayor’s Challenge to End Homelessness, championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.
County Commissioners are committed to ending homelessness in Broward County. The Landlord Recruitment Initiative is one of several programs that align with the FY2016-2020 Commission goal, “to collaborate with public and private partners to find creative, equitable, and responsible solutions to systemic community problems, especially housing for persons experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.”
“We look forward to developing new landlord partnerships and feel confident that this initiative is key to ending homelessness in Broward County,” said Michael Wright, Homeless Initiative Partnership/Continuum of Care Administrator.
RSVP for the breakfast meeting at Landlords (at) broward (dot) org no later than Monday, October 17th.
About Homeless Initiative Partnership
The Homeless Initiative Partnership (HIP), a section within the Community Partnerships Division of the Broward County Human Services Department, plans and coordinates services for homeless persons, and serves as liaison to the Homeless Initiative Partnership Advisory Board, which acts as agent for the Board of County Commissioners in the development and implementation of homeless assistance programs. HIP is also the lead agency for the County’s Homeless Continuum of Care, a network of organizations, advocates, residents and businesses that plan programs to help alleviate homeless in Broward County. The goal is to end veteran homelessness by March 2016, chronic homelessness by 2017, and family and youth homelessness by 2020. For more information, call 954-357-6101 or visit Homeless Services.
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Wright
Homeless Initiative Partnership/Continuum of Care Administrator
EMAIL: mwright (at) broward (dot) org