About The Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness

Eliminating homelessness in Kansas City is possible

We are doers

Working Toward a long term solution

Less than 2,400 people experience homelessness on any given night

As of January 2019, there were fewer than 2,400 people experiencing homelessness in the Kansas City area. We believe with fair and equitable housing, and access to resources and care, we can bring that number down to zero. This is a very solvable problem in our city and we want to see it happen, soon.

We are Data-Driven

Compiling information the community needs

Our team works year-round to gather quantifiable and anecdotal data from organizations around the city so that we can measure true progress. We watch and participate in national reports and use all of the information to help drive decisions here at home. Finally, we make all this data available to the public so that everyone can be confident our collective efforts are working.

We Are Collaborators

Working with people experiencing homelessness

Ending homelessness is a group effort. We work to get everyone involved including individuals who are experiencing homelessness, service providers, community members, school districts, government entities, and more. We are dedicated to listening, understanding, and amplifying the voices of the people we serve.

We are HUD’s Lead Agency

Leading a charge to end homelessness in Kansas City

We are appointed as the Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care Lead Agency and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Lead Agency for the MO-604 Continuum of Care that includes Jackson and Wyandotte Counties. This position is held to an extremely high standard and requires us to re-meet these standards regularly in order to retain this status.

We are Thinking Bigger

Preparing for the future

As we continue to collect data, work with the community, and learn what works and what doesn’t, we want to create a model for other cities to use. We believe that the process for eliminating homelessness in Kansas City can be duplicated and used in cities across the nation and the world, and we’re ready to be the example.

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