The Brevard Homeless Coalition (BHC) was established in July 2015 to serve as the Lead Agency for the Continuum of Care, responsible for managing issues regarding Homelessness in Brevard County. The BHC consists of a number of member organizations dedicated to the goal of eliminating homelessness in Brevard County by 2020.
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The Mission of the Brevard Homeless Coalition is to provide a framework of services to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Brevard County.
Brevard Homeless Coalition History
Coalition: Lead Agency role assumed by Brevard County in 2002. Brevard Homeless Coalition becomes its own not-for-profit and assumes the Lead Agency role August 1, 2015.Mandated By: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Florida Department of Children Families Office of Homelessness. Primary Goal: To prevent homelessness and to assist those who are homeless. Membership: 60+ agencies serving the homeless community.
Framework of Services to prevent and Eliminate Homelessness in Brevard
Housing First: Brevard
2015-2018 Strategic Plan
The Brevard Homeless Coalition’s strategic planning statement was modeled on the 2010 U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness’ adopted plan, “Opening Doors.” This federal plan established four national goals:
- Finish the job of ending chronic homelessness;
- Prevent and end homelessness among our veterans;
- Prevent and end homelessness for families, youth and children;
- Set a path to end all types of homelessness.