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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.

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