Sen. Rosemary Bayer secured the $250,000 grant for the
Blueprint to End Homelessness in 2019, but COVID-19 interrupted the completion of the plan until earlier this year. The plan is dedicated to eradicating homelessness in Oakland County through prevention, housing with wraparound services, reforming the system of care, and engaging the community.
The task force included Oakland County Neighborhood and Housing Development and Community Corrections, Alliance for Housing, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, HOPE, Community Housing Network, Lighthouse, Haven, Samaritas, Street Democracy, City of Ferndale, Centro Multicultural de la Familia and many others. Alliance for Housing was a valuable partner during the development process and as the lead non-profit agency dedicated to ending homelessness, coordinating housing, and funding to support Oakland County citizens experiencing homelessness it will be a lead partner during the implementation phase.