Jeffrey Chambers, project director in the Center for Children, Families, and the Law, received $71,632 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to continue the Nebraska Homeless Coordinated Entry System of All Doors Lead Home program.
The funding supports the center’s continued management of the city’s approach to organizing and providing housing services for people experiencing homelessness.
“Because housing resources are limited, this process is designed to ensure that individuals and families with the highest vulnerability, service needs, and length of homelessness receive top priority in housing placement,” Chambers said. “The program has been recognized at the federal level as an implementation that is effective.”
In October 2018, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) announced that the city of Lincoln had ended homelessness among veterans, which was in part due to work by Chambers’ team.