The three-year action plan is a “living document” that guides the Continuum of Care’s (CoC) collective work by setting clear, measurable, and achievable goals with specific strategies for policy and programmatic reform, effective analysis of need and performance, and a committed effort to realign resources. The action plan will continue to uphold the value that homelessness is solvable, as evidenced by a comprehensive crisis response system that ensures that homelessness is prevented, and when homelessness cannot be prevented, it should be a rare, brief and a nonrecurring experience. The plan is ambitious, but possible.
This action plan is the result of ongoing, collective processes led by Baltimore City’s CoC, inclusive of the original Journey Home plan, the CoC priorities established in 2017, and multiple efforts over the past two years that aimed to provide comprehensive analyses and specific recommendations. This plan has been developed and guided by key stakeholders and subject matter experts, including people with lived experience of homelessness.
Our CoC is still committed to the value that homelessness is solvable and that will continue to be our vision. This action plan serves as an incremental step towards that larger goal with the plan to increase capacity for larger, sustainable impact. The Board may design long-term planning mechanisms and activities to ensure that this action plan contributes to the vision of ensuring that homelessness is a rare, brief, and nonrecurring experience.