Our efforts to keep Central Texans securely housed is at the cornerstone of our vision for 2022. For the past 18-months, we’ve been addressing affordable housing and eviction prevention through advocacy and partnerships. These efforts have allowed us to expand our Rapid Re-Housing and homelessness prevention services for older adults and people with disabilities. In 2022, our initiatives continue these efforts and include:
In September 2021, I was thrilled to announce that Travis County has unanimously approved a historic $110 million allocation to the development of new affordable and supportive housing. Family Eldercare joined the ask in collaboration with six other local non-profits for $50 million of this allocation as part of the Travis County Supportive Housing Collaborative. We are now in the process of talking with members of our community, those with lived experience, and private developers. We hope to complete the planning stage and break ground in 2022-2023. You can read our public announcement here.
Both the pandemic and winter storm have underscored the importance of being prepared to respond to critical threats to the health and safety of the people we serve. Being responsive to emerging issues is not only good for the people we serve, but also for our whole community. Family Eldercare has invested in the technology, tools, resources, equity, and talent that can make our community stronger in the long-term, and we are taking steps to increase our capacity even further in 2022. You can meet our new Chief Strategy Officer and read his interview on our resiliency efforts here.
Our new strategic planning cycle has just begun. One of our first priorities is to strengthen our foundation by cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion in all the work we do. We are excited to be partnering with The New Philanthropists to help us with those efforts for our Board and leadership. We will share the organizational goals for 2023-2025 as soon as our strategic plan is finalized.
Chief Executive Officer
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