Our Journey Home:
Plan to end chronic homelessness
In recent years, Pitt County has turned its commitment to the broader goal of eradicating homelessness. In support of this effort, Pitt County has joined a 79-county entity known as the N.C. Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC). The BoS CoC is managed by the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness (NCCEH). Within the BoS there are Regional Committees that encompass the participating counties. Pitt County is part of a 5-county region, known as Region 12/Inner Banks, including the additional counties of Beaufort, Bertie, Martin, and Washington.
The Region 12 Committee meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 9 a.m. Through the work of this committee Pitt County has been successful in carrying out goals set forth in the local plan to end chronic homelessness that have broader implications for homelessness. In addition, the Region 12 Committee has been able to secure grant funds to support the plan’s efforts, as well as to develop a local network of organizations that are working together to address homelessness in Pitt County. Housing has become a central focus with the understanding that much of homelessness is a housing problem. Grants to provide Rapid Rehousing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Housing for persons with disabilities and HIV have been awarded to homeless services agencies in Pitt County. For more information about the Region 12 Committee and the BoS CoC, please click on the link to the NC Coalition to End Homelessness Balance of State web page at: www.ncceh.org/bos/.