Utah County Housing First Fund
This fund helps Mountainland Continuum of Care clients obtain housing as a fundamental way to build self reliance. 100% of ALL proceeds support clients and housing! Provo City hosted a "Mayor's Night" to kick off the fund, and now you can donate by clicking on the picture on your left.
In 2015, after the fund was in operation for only two months, we had success helping three clients with getting into their own housing! One client simply needed help with a deposit, one client needed help simply paying off their utility bill, and one client needed help processing a birth certificate. We can continue helping people like these with these simple expenditures with your generous donations.
If you are a case manager of a participating MCoC agency, click on the link below to participate in training about the fund:
Click below to apply on behalf of a client:
Mountainlands Continuum of Care (COC) recently joined the Zero: 2016 initiative driven by Community Solutions, a non-profit dedicated to ending homelessness throughout the nation. This initiative is comprised of 75 communities nationwide that have all committed to end veterans and chronic homelessness by the end of 2016. These communities come together to support each other’s effort through sharing best practices, resources, and energy.
The local CoC plans to work towards this goal by achieving functional zero. This means that we will have more housing resources available for veterans and chronic homeless persons than people needing these resources. To achieve this goal, we estimate that we need to house one veteran and two chronically homeless individuals every month.
Everybody Counts in Utah
Point in Time Counts - Utah, Wasatch, and Summit Counties
Each year, community members and service agencies get together for an outreach effort in January. Not only does this help to connect people with services, it helps to illustrate the homeless problem in our community.
Check out an article here about the Point-in-Time.
If you'd like to participate in the local Point-in-Time count, please register here.
According to the recent Point-in-Time count, on any given night, approximately: