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Posted on: July 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Grand Junction and Mesa County Conduct Unhoused Needs Assessment

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The City of Grand Junction is conducting an Unhoused Needs Assessment (UHNA) to identify collaborative strategies to address houselessness. The needs assessment is a multi-agency collaboration between the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, and the Grand Junction Housing Authority. Components of the assessment include a community-level survey, focus groups, data from state and other local service agencies, as well as interviews to gather and aggregate data. In addition, the project team will engage houseless service providers, community leaders, social support systems, behavioral health providers, law enforcement, community members, and individuals who are or who have lived the experience of houselessness. These groups will help identify effective policy and program models that can be tailored to fit the unique needs in Grand Junction. Link to survey and for more information The results of the assessment and a strategy report will be presented to City Council in the fall. 

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