To assist persons experiencing homeless or those at immediate risk, the City of Lincoln Urban Development Department partners with the Lincoln Homeless Coalition. The Homeless Coalition is a member organization comprised of agencies that serve persons experiencing homelessness or those at risk, including State, County, and City governments, nonprofits, neighborhood associations, public housing authorities, local business partners, foundations, community members, the Lincoln Youth Action Board and other representatives with lived experience.
The main objective of the Urban Development Department and the Lincoln Homeless Coalition is to unite the efforts of shelter, outreach, homelessness prevention, housing assistance and supportive services in order to best serve the most vulnerable in our community.
Under the umbrella of the Lincoln Homeless Coalition is the Lincoln Continuum of Care. Each year, the Lincoln Continuum of Care facilitates and completes an annual application for funding from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. Other duties of the Lincoln Continuum of Care include but are not limited to:
1. An annual point in time count, which surveys the number of sheltered and unsheltered experiencing homelessness during a single night within the last 10 days of January
2. On-going system response planning and implementation
3. Coordination and Implementation of the All Doors Lead Home Coordinated Entry System
The Lincoln Homeless Coalition meetings are currently held via Zoom at 9:00 am to 10:30 am on the 4th Friday of each month. For more information, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The subcommittee of the Lincoln Continuum of Care meets via Zoom at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on the 3rd Friday of each month. For more information, please contact the Continuum of Care Planning Administrator, Alexandria Labenz at Alabenz@unl.edu.
For immediate housing assistance, please contact an All Doors Lead Home Coordinated Entry Public Access Point agency: https://ccfl.unl.edu/community-services-management/docs/lincoln-hours-public-door.pdf