City of Grand Junction releases draft unhoused strategy

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The City of Grand Junction presented its unhoused strategy draft at a workshop Monday.

The draft outlines seven recommended strategies for meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness in Mesa County.

  • Establish a community-wide framework for enhancing coordinated entry and system of care processes.

  • Establish a flexible city-county housing fund to support housing security and increase coordination between services and collaboration among service providers.

  • Increase access to prevention, diversion and housing navigation services.

  • Expand accessibility to basic needs and hygiene.

  • Expand mental health care services and substance use treatment options for people experiencing houselessness.

  • Increase accessibility and expand transportation services for people experiencing houselessness.

  • Increase non-market housing options including interim housing and shelter units.

The plan also identifies barriers to implementing these strategies, which include a lack of funding and lack of community support.

The plan is intended to reduce the overall number of people without homes, reduce the number of people becoming homeless and increase the number of unhoused people receiving supportive services.

View the entire draft strategy below.


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