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City Holds Stakeholders Summit on Homelessness

Mayors of St. Augustine & St. Augustine Beach sign commitment

to develop 10-year plan to end homelessness

On July 16th the City of St. Augustine held a meeting to launch efforts to develop and adopt a 10-year plan to end homelessness in our community. The event was held at the Flagler College Auditorium and was attended by over 200 people including many who work in agencies that provide services everyday to the homeless in St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, and St. Johns County.

Dubbed a Stakeholders Summit on Homelessness and hosted by St. Augustine Mayor Joe Boles, the event featured a presentation by Michael German, Regional Coordinator Team Leader for the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).

The Stakeholders Summit followed on the heels of a visit to the city by Mr. German during the last week of June along with the USICH’s executive director, Phillip Mangano. The two met with Mayor Boles and a dozen community leaders who heard a presentation by Mr. Mangano on the work of and resources available from the USICH.

The mission of USICH is to coordinate the federal response to homelessness and to create public-private partnerships to end homelessness. By encouraging and then assisting communities to develop 10-year plans to end homelessness, USICH has led in the creation of a national partnership of 20 federal agencies, 49 states, three territories, the District of Columbia, and over 320 local communities.

At the conclusion of the event, Mayor Boles was joined by St. Augustine Beach Mayor Rich O’Brien as each signed commitments to lead joint efforts throughout the community to end homelessness.

 

In preparation for the meeting, Mayor Boles invited over 150 organizations and individuals who have expressed an interest in the issues of homelessness. In addition, to these stakeholders, many interested members of the general public attended.

“For some time our community has diligently explored ways to address issues arising from homelessness,” said Mayor Boles. “We are fortunate to have many organizations throughout our community that work tirelessly year after year to address the needs of those among us whose needs are great, especially those who have no home. We now have an opportunity to develop a plan that will support and build on these efforts with new resources and a solid community-wide commitment to end homelessness.”

To learn more about the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, click here .

Click on links below to read media coverage of the Summit
Coverage of Stakeholders Summit, St. Augustine Record, July 16, 2008
Coverage of Stakeholders Summit, WJXT Television, July 15, 2008
Interview with Phillip Mangano, St. Augustine Record, June 25, 2008

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