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Community Vision and Plan - The Path Forward

Communities which strive to ensure all households are safely and stably housed will also achieve the ambitious goal of ending and preventing homelessness. To attain this vision, communities must implement and invest in best practices, tailor solutions to their community’s specific assets and needs, and mobilize the broader community to stem the flow of families and individuals into homelessness and avoid entry into the homelessness response system.

During the first half of 2019, the Continuum of Care worked with provider partners, community members, local organizations, and city and county officials to create a community vision and plan for the homeless system in Polk County.

To learn about the needs of our community and how we can work together to end homelessness  The Path Forward - Community Plan

Persons with hearing or speech impairments may obtain copies of these materials via TTY by calling 1-800-735-2942. Persons who do not speak English as their primary language and who have limited ability to speak, write or understand English may obtain copies of theses materials by calling Angie Arthur at (515) 282-3233 or emailing her at