Working Together to Reduce Homelessness
Aligning resources to better serve our unsheltered
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.
People experiencing homelessness
Emergency Shelter Beds
Permanent Supportive Housing
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.
Admin Nov, 24, 2023
Escambia County has just opened our Opioid Abatement Funding Survey TODAY! Funding is intended to be used for programs that will benefit the community. The…
HUD is sponsoring a webinar for HUD’s Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The webinar covers information contained in the NOFO,…
To support partnerships between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level, and the vulnerable households served, HUD and its…
Admin Nov, 16, 2023
by Mark Saldua, Intern, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality Over 582,000 individuals across the country were experiencing homelessness on a single night in…
Opening Doors Northwest Florida sadly announces the resignation of the executive director John Johnson due to health and family considerations. Mr. Johnson has been a…
Admin Nov, 14, 2023
A night to remember those we lost. This Thursday, November 16 Waterfront Mission alongside Opening Doors, will host a Candlelight Vigil in honor of homeless men…
HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced $212 million in funding opportunities to expand the supply of affordable housing and supportive services for very-low and extremely-low-income…