I work at an organization (Breakthrough) that serves homeless men and women. We use the interim housing model, and have some permanent supportive housing connected to what we do. Some the greatest successes we've seen have not come from within "the system" as it plods along, but from outside it. That is, we have some great volunteers whose daily lives have nothing to do with homelessness, affordable housing, and all those surrounding topics and issues. But, when they come to volunteer, they come with a lot of good ideas to support the men and women in our programs. How will Plan 2.0 connect with people like this....people who have great ideas, but are entirely outside of the homelessness and affordable housing industry? There should be greater outreach like this incorporated into the plan.
Idea No. 26