Safe, Affordable and Available Housing
Housing people is much more complicated than just matching people with a house. Housing must be safe, affordable and available. The household must have the knowledge and a steady income to maintain their housing. There may be deeper issues that can only be resolved post-housing, like trauma from domestic violence. These are issues that require the full community to address, from local government to non-profits and businesses.
The Coalition to End Homelessness in Wichita/Sedgwick County (formerly known as Impact ICT Continuum of Care), backed by United Way of the Plains, is working collaboratively to house our neighbors. Partner agencies are:
- Preventing homelessness from occurring by paying for emergency rental and utility assistance.
- Meeting the immediate needs of our unhoused neighbors through emergency shelters, day programs, and outreach programs.
- Providing hope and directly ending homelessness each week through case conferencing and matching people to housing programs.
- Housing people directly from the streets and emergency shelters and supporting them with client-directed services to keep them in housing
Over 35 agencies, representing nonprofits, faith communities, local government and businesses are working together to end homelessness in our area through their participation in the Coalition to End Homelessness. You can learn more about this year-round work to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring for all of our neighbors by visiting the coalition webpage for more information.
If you are homeless, or facing the possibility of homelessness, dial 2-1-1 for help. Our caring team of call specialists can connect you to community resources to meet your needs.