News Release - March 4, 2010
News Release - October 8 , 2009
News Release - Octoctober 24, 2008
Allentown's Commission to End Chronic Homelessness envisions a city where there are no chronically homeless individuals or families. Our mission is to ensure that every formerly chronically homeless person will have the support services, health care, and employment opportunities needed to live as independently as possible in safe, sanitary, accessible, and affordable permanent housing of his or her choice.
In January of 2006, representatives of the City of Allentown and the Lehigh County Conference
of Churches met to discuss the city’s unsheltered homeless. During this meeting the homeless persons living underneath the city’s Eighth Street Bridge where of particular concern due to the unsanitary conditions found in this location. In order to address these concerns, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski appointed a Commission to End Chronic Homelessness charged with developing a ten-year plan to end
chronic homelessness in the City.