On Monday, February 27, 2012 the Cape and Islands Network to Address Homelessness released its Regional Plan to Address Homelessness. The Plan is the culmination of a ten month strategic process that brought together working groups across the region organized around five target populations: chronically homeless; veterans; families; young adults aged 18-24; and seniors. The plan updates the 2005 Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, reflecting the community’s experience over the intervening period, present conditions, and state and federal policy changes; it also aligns the region’s goals and objectives with the 2010 Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. The three primary goals of the Regional Plan are to:
- Increase access to safe, stable, accessible, and affordable housing
- Improve health and stability of target populations
- Improve economic security
The Plan adopts specific action strategies including plans to: educate about the impact of homelessness in our community and how to access resources to preserve and/or obtain housing; advocate for policies that promote affordable housing and funding for best practices to access and sustain housing; and facilitate collaborations to optimize available resources and develop new ones.
Click here for a PDF of the Regional Plan 2012 – 2014 .