Anthony’s Story

Anthony’s Story

“I want to keep my head above water.” Growing up in foster care, Anthony has become accustomed to moving around. He’s lived everywhere from Jacksonville to New York City to Tampa. But with that instability, Anthony needed something constant in his life....

Tri-County Youth Count

In October 2017 with assistance from researchers from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, the Tri-County Youth Count was conducted and found on a single night, 268 youths experiencing homelessness. Unaccompanied youth are between the ages of 13 – 24 and are...

Housing the First 100

The Commission and its partners identified 100 individuals who were experiencing chronic homelessness in the Central Florida region and provided housing and coordinated case management services and treatment. We were able to exceed our expectations and provide housing...

The Welcome Home Project

The Welcome Home Project was launched in November 2017 seeking to match 129 homeworthy individuals in Central Florida with permanent homes. This initiative is piloting an improved method for housing location and landlord recruitment along with a unique...