HomesUnited is an organization designed to provide housing for the chronic homeless, mental health, women, veterans, domestic violence victims and anyone who is in imminent danger of experiencing homeless. HomesUnited was started in 2019 and currently has 121 beds throughout Broward County where 56% of the beds that are currently occupied are transitional beds allocated for individuals who are able to pay for their rent as self-pay clients. The other beds are designated for partners who are helping clients stabilize to move into independent living.
The Homeless Project was established as a non-profit to provide services for the clients such as rent subsidy, supportive services, job creation and awareness for the homeless community. This partnership between HomesUnited and The Homeless Project is helping us provide more than housing for all of our clients. We are here to help the people who live in Broward County, by bringing shelter, food, jobs and dignity to those who don’t have a place called home.
CITY COMMISSION MAKES HOMELESSNESS A TOP PRIORITY FOR 2020
Homelessness in the U.S. is caused by many factors, such as a lack of affordable housing, insufficient income, health problems, and domestic violence to name a few. Whatever the reason, hundreds of thousands of people go homeless on a single night across the country. For example, in 2019, there were 2,803 homeless people in Fort Lauderdale/Broward County on a given night and 14.4 homeless per 10,000 people in the general population. In addition, a recent report published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development named Fort Lauderdale/Broward County as one of the top “largely suburban” communities in the country last year for the largest number of homeless individuals, homeless veterans, and the chronically homeless. Click to Read Full Article