Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson is not afraid to tackle a problem head-on and next week she will dive in on this pressing issue.
The City of Amarillo and Mayor Nelson are hosting the Mayor’s Summit on Homelessness next week to address the issue of homelessness and discuss how we can move forward on eliminating it completely here in Amarillo.
The city already has programs in place, like “Coming Home,” which has successfully placed 40 people in homes over the last seven months.
The summit will bring other organizations working to address homelessness together and serve as a platform for our community to ask questions and get educated on the issue.
Dr. Sam Tsemberis will at the summit, discussing his “Housing First” model, a way of getting people into housing, then figuring out secondary issues they may have, like mental illness, that is driving them toward a homeless lifestyle
The summit is set for Thursday, July 18 at the Amarillo Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. It begins at 8 a.m. and is free to get in, but you do have to sign up ahead of time. Click here to register.