Around 350 of these people can find relief in transitional housing and another 400 can find a bed at one of the 11 emergency shelters.
With no options for a safe, secure, sanitary weather-tight place to sleep at night, these are people that have no choice but to make a home in the woods, under bridges or in vehicles. It’s a complex, challenging problem, but one with a solution.
Joppa has studied successful models in other cities and is leading a collaborative effort to create practical alternatives for housing to effectively end homelessness in Central Iowa.
By working together we can provide an affordable place for every citizen in our community!