The Mission of the Coalition is “to provide a coordinated, compassionate and effective environment to help homeless persons achieve self-sufficiency through the preservation and creation of affordable housing, prevention of homelessness, restoration of homeless persons to stable living environments, and promotion of community awareness of homelessness issues through education, legislative advocacy, mutual support and the sharing of resources.
The Mission of the Coalition is “to provide leadership to end homelessness through planning, coordination among social service providers, advocacy, and education. The following is the criteria for membership:
1. Member organizations must sign a membership agreement supporting the KHHC's mission and purpose. 2. Member organizations must agree to actively participate in the Coalition including attendance at 50% or more of the regular monthly meetings.
Washington, United States
The Kitsap Housing & Homelessness Coalition (KHHC) supports its members in the fight against homelessness in Kitsap County. KHHC was formed to provide a system of coordinated services to assist homeless persons move from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The KHHC is responsible for implementing the Homeless Housing Plan (HHP) in our community. The HHP can be found at www.kitsapregionalcouncil.org - Affordable Housing, Homeless Housing Plan 2008. Our community needs to maintain adequate housing of appropriate types in order to help our homeless residents to permanent housing stability.
The Kitsap Housing & Homelessness Coalition:
The Kitsap Housing & Homelessness Coalition coordinates an Annual Homeless Point in Time count at the end of January. The Homeless Count is an important tool to help assess the community’s needs and plan for: √ Adequate and appropriate housing √ Strategies to address the community’s homeless need √ Linkages between homeless individuals and families with housing and services.
The Kitsap Housing & Homelessness Coalition actively participates in State and local legislative advocacy. The KHHC works to end homelessness in partnership with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (WLIHA). The KHHC endorses the legislative priorities concerning homelessness set by the WLIHA.
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