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Progress Report: While Some Steps Have Been Taken, Office on Homelessness Needs to Enhance Efforts to Assist the Homeless Population Within the State, Report No. 06-59, August 2006
 
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While Florida continues to do well on a statewide basis in obtaining dedicated federal funding for the homeless, many local providers of homeless services continue to receive less than their pro-rata share of federal grants. The State Office on Homelessness has taken steps to address this concern, but needs to continue its efforts. The office also needs to continue to develop and disseminate guidelines for helping homeless persons access and enroll in mainstream programs, such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and food stamps. Progress has been made at the state and local level in developing discharge planning processes to help prevent inmates, persons receiving mental health services, and children leaving foster care from becoming homeless.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 05-01 Economic Impact of Homelessness Is Significant; Improvements Needed at State and Local Levels, published in January 2005.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

ACCESS Florida
Veterans' Benefits and Assistance (Department of Veterans' Affairs)
Florida Housing Finance Corporation

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