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Strategic Plan 2022 – Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Secure a first (pilot) house in DeKalb County for long-term subsidized affordable housing for 3 low-income individuals by October 1, 2022
Objective 1-1 Reach out to the community to locate by September 1, 2021 “really affordable housing” units and land options (in the $250,000 range) in DeKalb County
Objective 1-2: Educate at least 500 donors, volunteers, organizations, and churches about the need and major challenges for securing low-cost land, homes and subsidized living support by September 1, 2021.
Objective 1-3 - Contract with a grant/writer/fundraiser professional by January 1, 2022.
Objective 1-4 - Develop a comprehensive business case and promotional materials for covering the first 12 months of operating expenses for the pilot house by April 1, 2022.
Objective 1-5 - Secure funding to purchase the pilot house and cover its projected operating expenses for the first 12 months by October 1, 2022.
Goal 2: Strengthen our own and collaborative resources to support our housed individuals and other people in need of stable housing
Objective 2-1 Determine the key characteristics/needs of the people we want to help.
Objective 2-2 Partner with reputable agencies/ministries – using clear Memorandums of Understanding - to refer potential tenants to us and/or for us to refer to their housing assistance initiatives.
Objective 2-3: Hire a case manager/property manager on a part-time basis to check in on tenants or use volunteers for these purposes by October 1, 2022.
Objective 2-4: Keep churches, donors and volunteers (already involved) aware of our progress/regress on a regular basis so they feel connected to us and trust us. Include distributing program promotion via community newspapers and bulletins, e-mails, and social media. By April 1, 2022.
Objective 2-5, Provide at least 10 speaking presentations about homelessness annually beginning July 1, 2022.
GOAL 3: Plan best cold weather programs for 2022-23 and 2023-24
Objective 3-1: Make a DeKalb County collaborative plan for best way to house people during the cold weather by September 1st of each upcoming winter.
Objective 3-2: Increase the current list from xx to yy of DeKalb churches to whom we can reach out by June 1, 2022.
Objective 3-3: Find two or three churches/organizations willing to step up and run shelters, whether with or without our advice and counsel once the current pandemic safety restrictions make that a realistic option.
Objective 3-4: Collect at least three better business case/success stories from DeKalb organizations that were able to open winter shelters by May 1, 2022.
Objective 3-5: Integrate those business cases into written communication and presentations to churches and organizations that have indicated possible interest once the pandemic reduction is confirmed.
Objective 3-6: Keep churches that are already involved aware at least quarterly of our progress so they feel connected to us and trust us – beginning March 1, 2022.
Goal 4: Build the sustainability of our new 501(c)3 organization
Objective 4-1: Conduct a professional-advised organizational assessment by September 1, 2022.
Objective 4-2: Based on the findings of the organizational assessment, develop a set of realistic improvement sub-objectives to be achieved by June 30, 2024.
Objective 4-3: Assess our current Board members' skills, diversity characteristics, and capacities by May 1, 2022 and then recruit at least three more Board members by June 30 to strengthen the Board.
Objective 4-4: Increase total committee’s membership by five people by September 1, 2022, based on needed skills, expertise and diversity characteristics.