We Help People Experiencing Homelessness

 

 

Homelessness is a significant barrier to success for many in Denton County. United Way of Denton County collaborates with the City of Denton, City of Lewisville, and Denton County Commissioners Court through a public-private partnership to lead a collective impact initiative addressing homelessness across our community.

 

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THROUGH COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS AND COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS, WE
  • Overcome housing barriers
  • Increase access to affordable housing options
  • Improve homeless data management
  • Improve coordination and collaboration of homeless and housing services

 

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HOMELESSNESS BARRIERS FUND

This fund reduces barriers to housing by increasing resources for nonprofits working with Denton County families to promote housing stability and self-sufficiency.  501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations who utilize the Denton County Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) can apply for funds.

 

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 DENTON COUNTY HOMELESSNESS LEADERSHIP TEAM

As the backbone organization to the Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team, United Way of Denton County enhances the outcomes of all partners by facilitating a shared vision, shared measurements, mutually reinforcing activities, and continuous communication.

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HOMELESSNESS IN DENTON COUNTY DATA

Point in Time Count is a annual survey counts Denton County’s unsheltered and sheltered homeless on one night to better understand the nature of homelessness.  The Denton County Homelessness Dashboard obtains data from a county-wide Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) that assists emergency shelters, housing and supportive service providers to collect and store client data. 

POINT IN TIME COUNT DENTON COUNTY HOMELESSNESS DASHBOARD

 


 
The Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team, a Collective Impact initiative managed by United Way of Denton County, has adopted the goal to end Veteran Homelessness by 2020 into its strategic plan, and City of Denton Mayor Chris Watts signed on to the national mayor's challenge in fall of 2018. 
 
 
 

 

 


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