Group to report on Missoula’s efforts to end homelessness

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 10:08:41-05

MISSOULA – The group who’s been working to end homelessness in Missoula are ready to report on the second phase of their multi-year effort this week.

The attention is expected to focus on efforts to help people transition into more stable living situations.

Missoula’s “Reaching Home” program has passed the halfway mark of its 10-year objective to end homelessness in the Garden City by focusing on different aspects of the problem — and helping to build multi-agency cooperation.

The At-Risk Housing Coalition launched the first phase of Missoula’s Coordinated Entry System in the summer of 2017.

The project helps in extending services to the homeless, but also prevents a duplication of services and makes the most efficient use of available resources.

The program also targets ways to help the homeless transition from shelters to more permanent, and stable, living conditions.

In November, providers working with the Coordinated Entry System began using the same software and technology which is expected to eventually provide real-time homeless data for Missoula and across the state.

An end-of-the-year report and panel discussion are set for Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Missoula City Council Council Chambers.

Click here for more information on “Reaching Home: Missoula’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness.”