West Texas Homeless Network Coalition Coordinator Madi Hutson says the annual point-in-time counts allow them to measure progress towards their ultimate goal in ending homelessness in Abilene amongst COVID-19.
“Yes, Abilene is still at functional zero right now for chronic homelessness and for veteran homelessness,” Hutson says. “It’s something we’re really proud of and was a huge accomplishment to keep during the pandemic, as well.”
Abilene officially achieved a “functional end” to chronic homelessness in November 2020.
West Texas Homeless Network has partnered with Built for Zero, a movement of more than 70 communities working to end youth and family homelessness in the near future.