The Broward Business Council on Homelessness is an initiative of United Way of Broward County and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. A group of local business leaders has partnered to work with Broward County, the City of Fort Lauderdale and providers in the Broward Homeless Continuum of Care to create a comprehensive plan to end homelessness as we know it.
You can help in two very important ways.
- Become a Landlord
At the last point-in-time count in January 2018, there were approximately 2,300 persons experiencing homelessness in Broward County. While the Homelessness Collaborative in Broward in working diligently year-round to find each of these individuals a path to safe, stable and permanent housing, with supportive services as needed, we need more landlords willing to make apartments in Broward County available to those experiencing homelessness. There are landlord incentives for participation. For more information on the United Way’s Landlord Engagement and Assistance Program (LEAP), visit UnitedWeEndHomelessness.org.
Thanks to the contributions of the Broward Business Council on Homelessness, the Homelessness Collaborative in Broward obtained the additional resources needed from the community to begin implementing the plan to end homelessness, beginning with the downtown Fort Lauderdale encampment. But much work remains to be done. To contribution to the solution, visit UnitedWeEndHomelessness.org.
Contributors to the Broward Business Council on Homelessness
(listed in alphabetical order)
Bank of America
David and Francie Horvitz
First Green Bank
Hudson Family Foundation
Operation Lift Hope
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
The Castle Group
The Las Olas Company, Inc.