Florida is home to sunshine, beaches, and many other wonderful things. But we are also home to the third largest incidence of homelessness in the United States. It is a serious problem that needs to be addressed in every community and across the state as a whole.
In September 2015, the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness and Barbara Poppe and Associates released an in-depth study on the state of homelessness in Florida. The study aims to explore causes of homelessness in Florida; highlight our communities’ responses; and identify opportunities for shifts in programs and policies that, when coupled with community engagement, can produce tangible and measurable solutions for people experiencing homelessness.