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United Way Selects LMH as Lead Partner for Housing/Shelter Stability Project

December 20, 2019 - United Way of Greater Toledo has recently implemented a new approach to community change, the Collaborative Impact Model. This approach leverages cross-county partnerships in four focus areas: education, health, financial stability and housing / shelter stability. Each focus area is led by a local organization. LMH has been selected by United Way of Greater Toledo to serve as the lead partner for housing / shelter stability.

United Way 100 Greater Toledo

The goal of this approach is to break down silos, engage in continuous improvement and leverage resources to move the community forward. LMH is serving as a convener to bring together all housing and homelessness stakeholders to create a new community-wide collaborative.

LMH is hosting this collaborative through the Community Advisory Council, a new group established under the Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board, a nonprofit affiliate that manages the HUD Continuum of Care process for our local community. All with an interest in creating solutions to homelessness and housing instability are welcome to participate.

Uniting the Players, Community Advisory Council

Under this approach, LMH is working with many partners to drive improvements in housing stability using the collective impact model.  Collective impact employs a structured process for creating alignment in the community, uplifting evidence-based programs and for using data to drive continuous improvement.  

5 Conditions of Successful Collective Impact: Backbone Support Organization, Common Agenda, Shared Measurement System, Mutually Reinforcing activities, continuous communication

Collective impact is a globally recognized approach to social innovation. It has been responsible for measurable change in the arenas of education, health, housing and social services.