Update to homelessness plan

05/10/2012

Powered by the collaborative efforts of county staff, city representatives, community providers and members, Marin County’s Homeless Policy Steering Committee has embarked on an update of its 10-year plan to prevent and end homelessness. The original plan, drafted in 2006, covered coordinating and improving access to services, outreach and education, viewing health care and mental health screening as essential prevention strategies, increasing housing stock, and the establishment of an oversight structure. According to the county, over 80 percent of those objectives were met. The new plan will address issues that have developed since the economic downturn of 2008, as well as federal expectations. The update will be developed through a series of community meetings taking place from May 16 to 24. A meeting in Point Reyes Station will take place at the Dance Palace on May 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.