10 Year Plan
In August 2005, a group of community stakeholders came together to create Marin’s 10 Year Homeless Plan. This plan was a broad based, creative effort to do new thinking about homelessness and homeless prevention. In the past five years the community helped to implement the majority of the plan’s associated goals and tasks. Although many of the tasks have been achieved there still many in Marin without housing and those who are at risk of losing their homes.
There have been many changes since the original plan was drafted; the impact of the recession, rising unemployment and generally poor economy has presented new challenges for the community and increasing need for services. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act (HEARTH) placed into law into 2009 also requires communities to address homelessness and develop feasible plans reduce and prevent homelessness
Prompted by these changes and a better understanding of the needs of persons experiencing homelessness Marin’s Continuum of Care will implement a community planning process beginning in April 2012 to revitalize its 10 Year Homeless Plan. This process will be guided by the community’s performance goals.
- Reduce the length of time individuals and families are homeless.
- Reduce the number of persons experiencing homelessness.
- Increase the number of persons exiting transitional housing to permanent housing.
- Reduce the number of persons returning to homelessness.
- Increase employment and income growth for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.