Homelessness is solvable, and we all thrive

when everyone has a place to call home.”

“2023 Point-in-Time Count Will Include a Sheltered and Unsheltered Count”
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“Help shape our community’s response to homelessness”

COVID-19 Response: Protecting those experiencing homelessness during the global pandemic

Homelessness is solvable, and we all thrive when everyone has a place to call home.”

As the Lead Agency for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Grant, we provide training and foster communications between our 40 member agencies that provide direct service to those in need.

EXCITING NEWS

Changing Homelessness is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as a 2022 Bezos Day 1 Families Fund award recipient! We plan to use this generous $2.5 million investment to leverage and improve existing family programs.

We are so honored to be among the 40 organizations across the country recognized this year by an independent advisory group of homelessness experts for making measurable progress on family homelessness in Northeast Florida.

    FY2022 HUD CoC NOFOs

    HUD has announced two Notice of Funding Opportunities:

    PUBLISHED FY2022 HUD CoC Application Final – September 26, 2022

    1. FY2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition and Noncompetitive YHDP with approximately $2.794 billion available to CoCs across the nation.

    FY2022 FL-510 HUD CoC Application Final

    PUBLISHED FY2022 HUD CoC Supplemental Application Final – October 18, 2022

    2. FY2022 CoC Supplemental Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness with $322 million available for this special NOFO. You can access the NOFO here.

    FY2022 FL-510 HUD CoC Supplemental Application Final

    Click here for more detailed information, including the local timeline and supplemental information/resources.

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    How We Work

    We are the lead agency of the FL-510 CoC, a collaborative of over 40 agencies working together across Northeast Florida in Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties.

    We are tasked by HUD to deliver a comprehensive response to homelessness, which includes coordinating funding and the delivery of housing services for people experiencing homelessness. We also manage the CoC’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), provide support and training for member agencies administering direct services,

    and build community awareness around the steps our CoC is taking to end homelessness. Most importantly, we are a leader and an advocate. We believe our community is better off when we ALL have a place to call home, and know we can only achieve this vision of a healthy and housed Jacksonville when we come together as one. Together, we are Changing Homelessness.

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    6,514

    people housed across all permanent housing programs over the last ten years

    85%

    success rate of all local permanent housing programs over the last ten years

    52%

    decrease in overall homelessness over the last ten years

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    Making a Difference for More Than 45 Years

    1974

    Formed by a Group of Engaged Social Services Agencies and Religious Leaders

    1992

    Conducted our First Point-in-Time Count

    2000

    Designated Lead Agency of Duval County

    2001

    Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization

    2009

    Dawn Gilman Assumes Role of Executive Director

    2012

    $1 Million Grant Award to Serve Homeless Veterans

    2015

    Emergency Services Homeless Coalition of Northeast Florida Rebrands as Changing Homelessness

    2017

    First-Ever Veterans Surge

    2018

    First State of Homelessness and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

    2019

    Built for Zero Initiative

    2020

    Partnered with the City of Jacksonville and All Local Shelters to Develop a Comprehensive, Community-Wide COVID-19 Response

    2021

    Collaboratively Opened the Temporary Bridge Shelter for 30 days to Assist Citizens Living in Downtown Encampments

    Ending Homelessness Starts With You – Give Today!

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