The Blue Ridge Continuum of Care, the local planning body responsible for coordinating the full range of homeless services in Roanoke, Salem, and Covington, was featured in The National Homeless Information Project’s newsletter. The NHIP is a grassroots effort to increase sharing and understanding of homeless services data in order to increase knowledge in the field.
Reports from the Blue Ridge Mountains
The Blue Ridge Continuum of Care (VA-502) which covers a five-county area that includes the three cities of Roanoke, Salem and Covington released its annual Point-in-Time Count Report showing a 19.3% decrease in total one-day homelessness. The CoC also released a Five-year Report detailing progress on chronic, veterans, and family homelessness. The NHIP thanks Matt Crookshank, Director of Homeless Services for the Blue Ridge CoC, for sending along the reports.