Every person in Denton County has a place to call home that is safe, affordable, accessible and supported by community resources.
The Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team fosters an effective and coordinated system of homelessness prevention and intervention, resulting in homelessness that is rare, brief and nonrecurring through:
- Community awareness and connection
- Data-driven, evidenced-based, fiscally responsible recommendations
- Innovative solutions around affordable housing, access to primary and behavioral health care services, adequate incomes and coordinated services
- Mobilizing, advocating and empowering public-private community-wide collaboration
Our Method, Collective Impact:
What is Collective Impact?
Collective Impact is a community coming together around a backbone organization as a team of equals to collaborate on solutions that no one organization can implement on their own.
How Can I Help?
Give to the Denton County Barriers Fund
The Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team updated its Strategic Plan to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in October of 2018. The plan includes goals to increase access to housing by 10%, improve homelessness data management, and end Veteran homelessness in Denton County by 2020.
The Standards of Excellence are a set of performance goals and quality standards for homelessness prevention and intervention programming in Denton County. These Standards are meant to push our community to set real goals towards ending homelessness, especially Veteran and chronic homelessness, and to create more effective programs.
Dani Shaw, Co-Chair
Thomas Muir, Co-Chair
Recognizing that homelessness is a significant barrier to success for many in Denton County, the City of Denton and United Way of Denton County are collaborating through a public-private partnership to lead collective impact initiatives addressing homelessness across our community.
The Mayor's Housing the Homeless Task Force issued a report in December 2015 to the Denton City Council with several recommendations focused on producing a plan for coordinated, community-wide efforts to address homelessness. Acting on this recommendation, the City of Denton and United Way of Denton County have jointly underwritten this collective impact initiative that launched in 2016.
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.
Agendas and minutes are maintained for each meeting of the Homelessness Leadership Team, encouraging the utmost in transparency, openness and candor. United Way of Denton County staff will update this webpage with new documents on a regular basis.