We recognize ending this endemic problem by the end of 2025 is optimistic. However, we believe it is possible. During 2020, we will be building out the infrastructure Time For Homes needs to operate. Additionally, we will secure adequate operating funds, recruit grassroots volunteers to assist with our educational initiatives, and create our data science program.
2021 will be a time of partnerships. Time For Homes will be working with politicians and academics to refine the proposed legislation and implementation process. We’ll work with community partners to develop a comprehensive framework for servicing program clients. Our work goes beyond just providing permanent housing—this approach touches on myriad aspects, such as public health, education, food security, substance abuse recovery, and employment.
In addition to seeing a large-scale public education program, 2022 will see the introduction of legislation in Albany to both implement our housing-first model state-wide and guarantee access to affordable housing via a variety of programs and regulations. The following two years the fruits of that legislation will begin to show in new-housing developments and in the rollout of the housing initiative.
In 2025, all unhoused people in New York State will have the option for permanent housing and Time For Homes will take the lessons learned in this pilot program and begin the process of expanding it nationwide.
Time For Homes is looking to put itself out of business by 2035, ensuring that no one is forced to be homeless anywhere in the United States through a humane, holistic approach to homeless policy.