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File #: 15-0239R    Version: Name: Informational Hearing - Baltimore City's Efforts to Make Homelessness a Rare and Brief Experience
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/22/2015 In control: Health Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/21/2015
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Baltimore City's Efforts to Make Homelessness a Rare and Brief Experience FOR the purpose of calling on representatives from the City agencies engaged in the struggle against homelessness to appear before the City Council to update it on the City's efforts to make homelessness a rare and brief experience in Baltimore, and to discuss where improvements can be made in best utilizing the City's partnerships and resources to meet this goal.
Sponsors: Helen L. Holton
Indexes: Baltimore City, Homelessness, Informational Hearing
Attachments: 1. 15-0239R~1st Reader, 2. Health 15-0239R, 3. Police 15-0239R, 4. MOHR 15-0239R, 5. 15-0239R~2nd Reader
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Holton



A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Informational Hearing - Baltimore City's Efforts to Make Homelessness a Rare and Brief Experience
FOR the purpose of calling on representatives from the City agencies engaged in the struggle against homelessness to appear before the City Council to update it on the City's efforts to make homelessness a rare and brief experience in Baltimore, and to discuss where improvements can be made in best utilizing the City's partnerships and resources to meet this goal.
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Homelessness, and the complicated conditions that create and maintain it ? poverty, a dearth of housing available to low income households, and a lack of health and supportive services ? remain serious problems throughout our nation and here in Baltimore. The work to make homelessness a rare and brief experience requires constant effort and adaptation to changing conditions.

Baltimore?s efforts to aid our homeless population, estimated at more than 2600 on any given night, are multifaceted and spread among a number of City agencies and programs. The City must also work in partnership with many other government agencies on the local, State, and Federal levels, as well as with private service providers, in order to effectively address the many issues that must be considered by any attempt to combat homelessness.

Since homelessness is a persistent problem that...

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