Background, Future Endeavors and Partnerships
The Mayors' Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing was built on the previously established, Mayor's Council on Homelessness and Affordable Housing. The Council had more than twenty years of experience advocating for housing issues at both the local and state level and has accomplished worthwhile goals and established a reputation for its success in working collaboratively, effectively, innovatively and efficiently to prevent homelessness and create affordable housing opportunities for all citizens.
The Mayors' Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing is currently collaborating with local, State and Federal Agencies for improved processes for persons experiencing homelessness, working to implement the Housing First Model (PDF), and is seeking additional funding that ensures the provision of housing and supportive services to prevent homelessness and to assist citizens transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. As a part of their mission to locate funding the commission has partnered with the Palmetto Project, a local nonprofit to find resources to assist persons in need. Information is provided below.