Strategic Framework & Action Plan to Prevent & End Homelessness in Summit County

The Summit County Continuum of Care (SCCoC) is engaging in a year-long process to establish a first-ever comprehensive plan to prevent and end homelessness in Summit County by March 2025. The plan will be developed collaboratively, with support from local and national experts, and include a multi-year framework and 1-year strategic plan by March 2025 to address how we will collectively prevent and end homelessness in Summit County.

Specifically, we will co-create:​

  • A strategic framework for preventing and ending homelessness in Summit County that will provide guidance to a diverse set of collaborators directly and indirectly engaged with homelessness policy and programs across Summit County.​
  • A near-term action plan for the Summit County Continuum of Care that will provide guidance to SCCoC staff, leadership, and member agencies.​
  • A “North Star” for local providers and collaborators ​as they develop or refine individual strategic plans and programs.

Our Timeline:​

Our goal, and the goal of the Summit County CoC, is to prevent and end homelessness for all individuals and families in Summit County. Whether you are a service provider, community leader, advocate, or individual with lived experience, your voice is crucial to develop an impactful, equitable and inclusive strategic plan for our community.

Kick-Off Meeting

The Kick-Off was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. The meeting served a key moment for the community to come together to initiate a year-long effort to develop an actionable plan that effectively and equitably addresses the housing and service needs of people facing homelessness in Akron/Summit County.

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For additional information, please contact:

Mar-quetta Boddie, SCCoC Executive Director, [email protected]
OR [email protected]