Gulfport teaming up with other agencies to form Homeless Housing Hub

An employee of the Salvation Army in Gulfport looks out the front door of the organization that will be part of the Homeless to Housing HUB in the city. (Source: John Fitzhugh)
August 20, 2019
By John Fitzhugh

Gulfport will be testing a new program to try to combat the evident homelessness around the city. The city’s police department is teaming up with several social service agencies to create a “Homeless Housing Hub.”

It’s a model that is already proving effective in Pascagoula. In the first year since the city established the hub, that program reduced homelessness by 47 percent. It continues to be successful, say officials.