Homeless persons are those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, or those living in shelters and temporary housing, or public and private places not designed for sleeping accommodations.
The Office on Homelessness recognizes and designates local entities to serve as lead agencies for the homeless assistance Continuum of Care (CoC) systems throughout Florida.
The Council on Homelessness was created in 2001 to develop policies and recommendations to reduce homelessness in Florida.
The State Office on Homelessness contracts with 27 local Homeless Continuums of Care (CoC) to provide necessary services to the local community. Partnering with each CoC gives local control of projects that are tailored to needs of each community.
Publications and Reports from the Office of Homelessness.
Local homelessness coalitions and DCF staff contacts.
Find local free and low-cost services for families in need
Useful Links and Resources.
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