10-Year Plans to End Homelessness
In response to a national and statewide initiative, all 83 counties in Michigan completed their 10-year plans to end homelessness in October 2006.
The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission assisted Cass County and Van Buren County with the development of their 10-year plans. (see links below)
The overall objectives of both plans are to:
- End homelessness (chronic and otherwise)
- Streamline the process of receiving and coordinating services
- Implement the plan in the most resource-efficient and effective way possible
The Cass County Vision Statement is:
"By 2016, everyone in Cass County will be enabled to live in a safe and decent home."
Cass County 10-Year Plan (.pdf)
The Van Buren County Vision Statement is:
"We envision a future where everyone in Van Buren County is able to access safe, decent, and affordable housing."
As part of the Southwest Michigan Region, Berrien County's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness is also available below.
The Berrien County Vision Statement is:
"The vision is that every person that is "homeless" and/or family that is homeless in Berrien County will have a safe, affordable home by 2016."