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Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness Updates

Posted on: June 17, 2022

Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness - June Update

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Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness Updates


Affordable Housing

Pierce County and the Pierce County Community Development Corporation have made roughly $17M available to support the development and preservation of affordable housing for low, very low, and extremely low-income residents. We are now reviewing 17 applications totaling nearly $29M.


Unified Regional Approach Governance/Partnership

The County recently released a Request for Proposals (RFP) looking to identify a consultant to develop a plan for the Unified Regional Approach governance/partnership infrastructure. Submissions are due June 24, 2022. 


Critical Time Intervention (CTI)

Navigating the homeless system can often be difficult. A pilot navigation case management program, based on the Critical Time Intervention (CTI) model is key to assisting clients in getting documentation, entering shelter, and accessing permanent housing programs through Coordinated Entry. This new funding was awarded to Inside Passages Pierce County and the REACH center.

Technical Support

To support organizations – especially those by and for black, indigenous and people of color, the County released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide technical support, which recently closed on June 10. We are now reviewing applications.


Bus Passes

The Pilot Transportation Project has officially launched and 500 one-year bus passes are in the hands of people experiencing homelessness. This pilot will provide unlimited access to Pierce Transit bus routes while participants are enrolled in one of the following six programs assisting people experiencing homelessness:

  • Tacoma Rescue Mission, Adams Street Shelter
  • New Phoebe House, Transitional Housing
  • Altheimer Memorial Church, Give me a Chance family shelter
  • Catholic Community Services, Rapid Rehousing Program
  • Exodus Housing, Rapid Rehousing Program
  • Inside Passages Pierce County, Critical Time Intervention Case Management.

 

Next Steps

Still on the short list of immediate action is the establishment of a shelter to provide temporary housing and wraparound services to transition people into permanent housing. Its location is not yet determined, but it will be in an underserved unincorporated area. The Fife Shelter RFP is still underdevelopment and the TRM shelter expansion contract is on hold until additional revenue sources are identified.


Learn more about the Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness at our website: www.piercecountywa.gov/HomelessPlan

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