Supporting Homeless Families Video
In February, 2012, The National Center on Family Homelessness, the Congressional Caucus on Homelessness, and several partners co-hosted a congressional briefing: Starting Life Without a Home: Supporting Homeless Families in Nurturing Their Infants and Toddlers. This briefing brought increased attention to infants and toddlers in homeless families and the impact of homelessness on early development. It also highlighted approaches for serving these young children and their families. View a short video of the briefing.
Community Needs Survey
WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! BEGINNING IN JULY, OCCAC WILL BE SURVEYING THE PUBLIC TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR NEEDS. THIS INFORMATION WILL GUIDE OUR BOARD IN OUR 2018 STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS. To volunteer or learn more email Iaeld@occac.com
Point in Time Count – It’s not just in January this year!
OCCAC will be visiting the far reaches of our county this year with DSHS’s Mobile Service Office. Our goal is to get a better understanding of who needs and how many people need services due to homelessness so that we can craft a truly responsive plan to reduce homelessness and to demonstrate the need to funders. Check our Facebook page for updates on where and when we will be close to you.
Homeless and Affordable Housing Planning
Working with the Housing Coalition for Okanogan County, we are charged with creating a new plan to reduce homelessness in our county. If you would like to be a part of this effort, email Iaeld@occac.com.
Affordable Housing is minimal in Okanogan County in 2017. Working in partnership with the Economic Alliance we are searching out options to increase affordable housing opportunities. Below is the information on a public meeting scheduled for June 8th to hear from community, banks, contractors, and others involved in solving this problem:
AFFORDABLE HOUSING MEETING JUNE 8, 2017
(click for more information and registration)