Welcome to the Homeless Leadership Board. We urge you to explore our site and get involved any way you can!

Special Announcements

2016 State ESG Request for Proposals

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office on Homelessness has released its 2016 Emergency Solutions Grant RFP. According to new, State policy, the Homeless Leadership Board (HLB) will be the lead agency and formal applicant for this process. HLB is currently accepting RFP's for both Emergency Shelter and Prevention/Rapid Re-Housing projects

Before applying, please read this detailed information on the RFP process. 

Click Here for the Emergency Shelter RFP

Click Here for the Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing RFP

2015 CoC Consolidated Application Funding Award

We can officially announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has elected to fully fund Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects (minus the Bonus project) in the 2015 CoC Consolidated Application. We look forward to continuing to bring needed resources to the CoC in order to make homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring in Pinellas County.

Click Here to Review the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Funded Projects   


Housing First Resolution

On Friday, March 4th, the Board of Directors of the Homeless Leadership Board unanimously passed a resolution that will require all homeless housing projects funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to practice a “Housing First” model, effective immediately. 

Click Here to read more about the Housing First Resolution

Continuum of Care System Re-design Clinic

Aligned with the goals and requirements of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Homeless Leadership Board has conducted strategic clinics in 2015-2016 in order to develop a more robust homeless crisis response system. Consultants from the National Alliance to End Homelessness and CSH have facilitated these system re-design clinics and continue to greatly assist the Homeless Leadership Board and our public, private, and nonprofit partners in the strategic realignment of resources and services. 

Click Here to Review the 2016 Homeless System Re-design for Pinellas County Continuum of Care Report from CSH. 



The 2016 Point in Time Count   

Thank you to the more than 350 volunteers who registered for the 2016 Point in Time Count. We had our highest volunteer turnout in history! 

VA Employees and volunteers take to streets to support homeles...

Despite wind, rain and cool temperatures, an army of volunteers dressed in green made their way onto streets in Pinellas County, Fla. to participate in the annual homeless point-in-time (PIT) count on January 28, 2016. The mission? Survey and count as many homeless persons as possible.

Every donation matters!

You can make an immediate difference in the lives of homeless individuals and families in Pinellas County!

Help us in our efforts to end homelessness by donating to the Homeless Leadership Board below!


Are You Interested in Learning More about Rapid Re-Housing? 

Click Here for the Core Components of Rapid Re-Housing

Do You Need to Locate Homeless Resources in Pinellas County? 

Click the map below or call 2-1-1 for further help!




Homeless Awareness Campaign

The Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board is 

proud to announce its partnership with the Art Institute of Tampa

and its aTrueFace campaign to raise awareness about homelessness in the State of Florida.

aTrueFace is a collaborative project, made possible in part by a grant awarded by Duke Energy.

Check out this animation they designed for young kids to learn more about homelessness as a part of this educational campaign!


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