Building Solutions Together
Because the problem is so devastating, so large, and so challenging, our response must be both compassionate and bold. That’s why, in 2006, Michigan announced a statewide plan to end homelessness. It began with a community plan to organize and deliver housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are homeless as they move to stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency. This collaborative group is the Continuum of Care (CoC). In 2006, there were 476 CoC’s nationwide and 60 in Michigan. Each of the 60 CoC’s wrote plans to address the problem in each of Michigan’s 83 counties. These local groups were organized into regional councils charged with assuring that limited resources are put to the best possible use. Then, state agencies and private partner organizations created more than 40 innovative statewide programs to address specific needs and provide resources. Working together, we will put an end to homelessness in Michigan.
Our Work Begins Here
This Web site is a critical tool to help local and state partners share information to better work together. They can visit, report progress, access data by region, connect with resources, share information, and share successes. This place will be the meeting ground for our campaign – the campaign to end homelessness.