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Advancing Community wellness in the Coachella Valley

Homelessness Initiative

District funds committed to date:
In alignment with the District's strategic plan, this initiative was approved by the Board on June 27, 2017, to allocate funding up to $2 million as a challenge grant to launch a collective fund for the development of a collaborative initiative to address homelessness. An additional $1 million was committed by the Board on June 25, 2019. For more on homelessness: National homelessness expert Barbara Poppe's report on the Coachella Valley, the Coachella Valley Homeless Engagement and Action Response Team, and the Homelessness Collaborative's Year Two Work Plan.

The Path Forward


GOAL: Barbara Poppe, a leading consultant and expert in homeless, conducts first workshops with the District and community partners
STATUS: September 10 & 11, 2018
GOAL: Barbara Poppe and workshop participants reconvene to identify specific guidelines for presentation on reducing homelessness
STATUS: November 7 & 8, 2018
GOAL: Barbara Poppe presents recommendations, titled "The Path Forward," to District's Board of Directors
STATUS: Nov. 27, 2018