Northeast Florida CoC | April 2019
Homelessness News: Moving Forward
Jacksonville's Average Rent Rises 6.3% In Just One Year

If you've seen a sizable rent increase recently, you've got plenty of company. Monthly statistics show Jacksonville's average rent continues to steadily rise. RENTCafé reported the average rent rose $64 per month over the past year. RENTCafé...

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Jacksonville is among the top 5 cities in the United States whose rents are rising the fastest. Residents of Jacksonville continue to feel the impacts of these rising prices.
Built for Zero Atlanta Learning Session

Government officials, service providers, and community stakeholders convened in Atlanta the end of March for the Built for Zero Learning Session. Jacksonville is a Built for Zero community, meaning that community members are committed to reaching functional zero particularly for Veteran homelessness.

A learning session will be held next Friday, April 26th at the Legends Center. If you work to help get Veterans housed please join us! See details below.
Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Update

A draft of the Youth/Young Adult Action Plan was shared with providers at the General Membership Meeting last week. A poster was signed by those in attendance stating "We are committed to the plan to end youth/young adult homelessness.". The Youth/Young Adult Action Board continues to work on an awareness campaign that will be kicked off in the next couple of months. Stay tuned.
Do you HMIS?
As we prepare to release the results from this year's Point in Time Count, take a look at last year's results in the graph above. A total of 1,794 people were counted, 450 of those individuals were street homeless.
Join Today! Be a CoC Member
The Northeast Florida Continuum of Care began as a grassroots effort with passionate, community and religious leaders guiding the way. And we've made substantial progress.

What does it take to affect change? Driven and determined stakeholders like YOU!

If you care about homelessness and want to be a part of the solution, please join us.

The general membership meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall at 225 East Duval Street, 8:30 to 10:00 am. Our next meeting is March 14th.

You can learn more about CoC Membership here .
We Know YOU know - Knowledge is Power
Member training…

On April 5th, join us for the monthly HMIS New User and HMIS Report training.
  • HMIS New User is 9 am - 12 pm
  • Report training is 1 - 3 pm 

Please email the HMIS Team for more information.
Help is on the Way!
Client programs | training | workforce opportunities...
Have you heard of Project Safe Horizon?

It's a new program that works with clients that are at risk for or already experiencing homelessness due to substance abuse and/or mental illness.

Currently, they are accepting clients into the program.

Want to learn more?

Case Manager with Project Safe Horizon at Community Rehab Center
A re you interested in the Veterans Reintegration Program?
  • Walk-ins accepted
  • Monday-Friday, 8 to 4:30 pm
  • 117 West Duval Street (City Hall) Suite 175
  • For more info call
  • 904.630.3680
The Best Way to Show We Care - Be There!
Community Solutions Learning Session - Veteran Homelessness
RSVP here.
JASMYN
8th Annual Strides for Pride 
Register here.
Changing Homelessness
2nd Annual State of Homelessness and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
May 8th
Find out more here.
Sulzbacher Center
Fiesta at the Beach
RSVP here.
Don't Miss the General Membership Meeting, May 9th!
225 East Duval Street,
First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
Northeast Florida CoC