Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has announced plans to discuss a new homeless outreach strategy in Center City with the leaders of the Office of Supportive Housing and DBHIDS.
Mayor Jim Kenney
Liz Hersh, Director of the Office of Supportive Housing Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Commissioner, DBHIDS Stephanie B. Thomas, Project Manager, The Food and Shops at Suburban Station Concourse, Metro Market Management, LLC Kelvin Jeremiah, President and CEO, Philadelphia Housing Authority Jannie Blackwell, Member, Philadelphia City Council
May 16, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall
Mayor Kenney and city officials will announce a new homeless outreach strategy for Center City in response to an increased presence of street homelessness at four high volume Center City locations identified as hotspots.
Immediately following the press conference, the Office of Supportive Housing will deploy six uniformed street outreach teams to each hotspot location to transition the individuals and families they find living on the street into housing, addiction treatment, mental health counseling, and other social services.
Members of the media are invited to go out with the city’s street outreach teams as they are deployed to hotspots.