The Homes for All Leadership Group provides innovative leadership toward ending homelessness. Its members consist of elected leaders, non-profit leaders, and private sector leaders working across sectors.
1. Make homelessness rare. Prevent homelessness whenever possible.
2. Make homelessness brief. Respond immediately to the crisis of having no home to get people inside.
3. Make homelessness one-time. Help people move into appropriate permanent housing and ensure they can maintain their housing.
4. Continuously improve our Homeless response system. Improve capacity, coordination, and efficiency.
5. Expand community engagement. Develop partnerships with the community.
Simplicity and affordability
•A sense of community
•Safety for residents & neighbors
•Security for residents
•Sanitation & Waste Management
•Connection to transportation and social services
•Access to public transportation
•Self-governance and tenant rules No drugs or alcohol
•Tenant application screening
•Village population: homeless families and singles
Across the country, villages of tiny cabins are being constructed as part of strategies to develop transitional, emergency or temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Kitsap County's Homes for All coalition has scheduled meetings for community members to learn more about how tiny cabin villages can fit into larger housing and homelessness plans. The meetings will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations:
In response to the homeless crisis in Kitsap County, Homes for All, a countywide leadership coalition of local agencies, businesses, faith-based and community organizations, was created to develop strategies for an efficient and effective homeless response system. Representatives from some of the Homes for All partners, including Kitsap Community Resources, Kitsap Rescue Mission, and Kitsap County's Department of Community Development and Human Services Homeless Program, will share information on how tiny cabin villages address goals of the 2018 Kitsap Homeless Crisis Response and Housing Plan. A pilot project underway in South Kitsap aims to provide 14 tiny cabins for up to 20 people.
The foundation of Homes for All is that every person should have the opportunity to live in a safe, decent and affordable home. Tiny cabin villages, also known as 'livability community projects,' can serve as transitional, emergency or temporary housing and offer case management and care services for residents. The villages are built through community partnerships and provide interim shelter until permanent housing is obtained.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these community meetings. There will be opportunities to ask questions and learn about available resources.
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Homes for All project awarded AARP Livable Communities challenge grant July 23, 2018
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Kitsap Sun July 13, 2017
Kitsap Daily News July 7, 2017
Kitsap Daily News Editorial June 3, 2017
Kitsap Daily News May 18, 2017
Kitsap Daily News June 13, 2016
Cash donations are accepted through United Way of Kitsap County.
Direct to "Homes for All Kitsap"
To donate property or volunteer please contact 360-337-7287
The Homes for All Leadership committee meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 9am to 11am, at the Bremerton Salvation Army.
Click here for all committee agendas, minutes and other materials.