Lakeshore CAP seeks committee members to direct homeless program funding
MANITOWOC – Lakeshore CAP (Community Action Program) is seeking individuals and agencies to serve on a committee to help steer and direct funding for those that are homeless in its service areas of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan counties.
Currently, there are approximately 60 homeless households waiting for Lakeshore CAP’s housing programs in the four-county service area.
The Lakeshore COC (Continuum of Care) Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The program is a planning process. The goal is to understand the size and scope of the problem of homelessness in a community and to design effective strategies and solutions to address the problem.
To carry out the purpose of the program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires representatives of relevant organizations (e.g., nonprofit organizations, victim services providers, local governments) to form a Continuum of Care to serve a specific geographic area.
Specifically, Lakeshore CAP is seeking participation on the committee from a currently or formerly homeless individual, landlords, local government officials, law enforcement, Community Development Block Grant entitlement staff, affordable housing developers, local hospitals, and interested community members.
The Lakeshore COC committee will meet on a quarterly basis, in March, June, September and December. The next meeting is scheduled for 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at Lakeshore Community Health Care, 1721 Saemann Ave., Sheboygan.
Those interested in joining the committee should call Kate Markwardt at 920-682-3737.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Lakeshore CAP seeks committee members to direct homeless program funding