Zero: 2016 Update

Guilford County Invited to Participate in Veterans and Chronic Action Collaboratives

Announced by Community Solutions in mid-August 2016 in conjunction with the overhaul of the Zero: 2016 Initiative, Guilford County and Partners Ending Homelessness has been asked to participate in the Veterans Action Collaborative (Small) and the Chronic Action Collaborative, based on the success of our community’s work to date.

This aim of the Veterans Action Collaborative (small) is to achieve an end to veteran homelessness while working to build a robust coordinated entry system capable of sustaining gains and improving over time.

Communities in this collaborative have fewer than 100 veterans on their by name list.

Strategic focus areas for the Veteran Action Collaborative will focus on local outcomes in four key areas:

  1. Building a Robust CES (Coordinated Entry System)
  2. Accelerating Housing Placements
  3. Reducing Inflow into Homelessness
  4. Integrating GPD (the Grant & Per Diem program)

The Chronic Action Collaborative will support our community in achieving an end to chronic homelessness as measured by the federal definition while working to build a robust coordinated entry system capable of sustaining gains and improving over time.  Strategic Focus Areas for the Chronic Collaborative are:

  1. Building Quality, Comprehensive, and Actionable Data Infrastructure
  2. Going The Last Mile
  3. Prioritization of Resources Using Housing First Principles
  4. Public Will Building

PEH, the Continuum of Care (CoC), and Community Solutions, and the Zero: 2016 team will; work together to develop a customized measurement strategy to support the CoC in understanding our progress and accelerating our progress to zero.

These collaboratives will launch by September 19th and go through early 2017.