A draft strategic plan sets a goal of 2028 for Lawrence and Douglas County to achieve functional zero homelessness. The plan emphasizes equity, inclusion, and correcting imbalances of power.
As the city formulates its 2023 budget, some social services leaders and advisory board members want more transparency, equity and public engagement in the process used to distribute funding for social service agencies.
Douglas County Commissioners on Wednesday heard the challenges facing an end to chronic homelessness in the county.
With the clock ticking on Douglas County’s goal of eliminating functional homelessness in 2023, a new report reveals disparities; among them, Black and Indigenous people are experiencing homelessness at rates nearly 3-5 times higher than the general population.
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday approved a new emergency health order for people experiencing homelessness, aimed at minimizing COVID-19 exposure.
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