Working Together to Reduce Homelessness


Aligning resources to better serve our unsheltered

TAKE A LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE AND IMPACT WE WERE ABLE TO MAKE TOGETHER

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Escambia and Santa Rosa County have seen a significant increase in the number of unsheltered people in our community over the last several years. A community partnership in Northwest Florida was formed to better streamline services and keep the greater Pensacola community at the forefront of responding to this crisis. The Task Force will increase public safety and strengthen our community by helping align resources so that partners can better provide housing and shelter beds, behavioral services, legal services, food resources, and employment/workforce connectivity.

By partnering with nonprofits and our faith-based community to work across silos, the Task Force aims to find creative and innovative ways to guide our homeless youth, families, seniors and veterans into housing and care.

2094

People experiencing homelessness

339

Emergency Shelter Beds

305

Transitional Housing

711

Permanent Supportive Housing

1751

Average Rent for 3-Bedroom House

We form collaborative partnerships in order to implement systemic changes

Homelessness knows no boundaries. Our Task Force is dedicated to developing comprehensive responses in order to align and leverage current resources in public safety, health and human services, housing, transportation, code enforcement, legal services, and even parks and recreation to help those who are experiencing homelessness. Our members must innovate and communicate to overcome complex problems such as rapidly providing safe housing, caring for beloved pets, navigating our legal system, protecting personal and governmental property and providing access to critical health and behavioral health care services.

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