In our travels this week we were able to attend numerous meetings. Among the meetings were Homeless Network Planning Committee in Camden and the Hudson Alliance to End Homelessness. Both groups have ten year plans to end homelessness and are actively working to develop and implement innovative strategies to end homelessness.
At this week’s meetings both group had taken the initiative to develop an analysis of the January 29, 2008, Point in Time Count from the preliminary data they had been provided by the Corporation for Supportive Housing. We were impressed with both efforts as they clearly described the homeless within their communities. This information permitted the members of the groups and others to see patterns and clarify need. For example on the last page of Camden’s report they detailed observations from the data that encouraged a healthy discussion about the data. We commend both groups for the initiative.