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.
The City of Allentown has created a StreetSheet guide to agencies and services for Chronically Homeless persons in the Allentown area. The StreetSheet includes locations, contact info, services offered and maps for distribution to homeless persons in need of help. It should be downloaded for disbursement by first responders, medical personnel, social service agencies, clergy, church groups and other persons whom would be interested in assisting the chronically homeless in moving out of homelessness and into safe, and stable living conditions.
Download the StreetSheet and other resources: