“I can’t tell you what a pleasure it was to receive your plan. I often have to work pretty hard to push things along and get a local plan up and running.  You and your colleagues in Curry County have not only completed a plan but have done a superb job. It has all the fundamentals of a successful plan, thoroughly directed towards housing solutions, and oriented towards measurable outcomes.” 

Paul Carlson, Regional Coordinator
US Interagency Council on Homelessness

Curry Homeless Coalition's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.
The Curry Homeless Coalition began the process of developing a county-wide plan to address homelessness in 2008.

The plan development was critical for the county in a number of ways:

  • It presented to county residents the situation of homelessness in the county and its causes.
  • It demonstrated to all county residents an organized effort to concretely address the causes of the homelessness in the county.
  • It validated the many efforts of local organizations, faith-based groups and individuals who have not only been serving the homeless, but working toward reducing homelessness in the county.
  • Finally, it enabled the Coalition to present to potential funding agencies a plan that was developed by and supported by a wide coalition of stakeholders.

For the plan to be recognized and accepted as a knowledgeable, compassionate and results-oriented plan, it called for the widest community participation.

The finalized plan was submitted to the US Interagency Council on Homelessness and was acknowledged as a 'superb' plan.