Heading Home Together Public Comment Period
Public Comment Period for Heading Home Together: Minnesota's 2018-2020 Action Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
The Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness, is made up of the Commissioners of 11 state agencies, the Chair of the Metropolitan Council and the Governor’s office, and is charged with leading the state’s efforts to achieve a shared vision: housing stability for all Minnesotans.
In December 2013, the Council developed and released the first version of Heading Home: Minnesota’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. The plan was re-issued in January 2016 to guide state agency efforts in 2016 and 2017. This current version of the plan includes strategies to prevent and end homelessness in Minnesota from 2018 through the end of 2020.
Previous versions of Heading Home have been focused on what state agencies can do. For 2018-2020, the plan aspires to be something greater: a plan that all Minnesotans can take part in – from education professionals to business people to service providers to philanthropy to local government to concerned citizens. This plan acknowledges that we all have a role to play to prevent and end homelessness in Minnesota.
The specific content of the plan reflects local practitioner knowledge, the insights of people with lived experience of homelessness, Federal policy requirements and guidance, and extensive input from stakeholders all across Minnesota.
There are two opportunities to provide feedback on the plan and signal interest in engaging in its implementation:
- Via the interactive survey tool
- Via a webinar that will be hosted by the Minnesota Office to Prevent and End Homelessness on February 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.