Nonprofit helping homeless in Guilford Co.

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- The nonprofit Partners Ending Homelessness announced the Housing First Initiative Tuesday -- a plan which will find housing, case workers and mental health support for the chronically homeless.

As of January, 850 people were considered homeless in Guilford County. One hundred and seven of them were chronically homeless, meaning they’d been homeless for more than a year and have a disability.

The program is being funded through a $1 million grant by the Phillips Foundation and has already housed 28 families since February.

Officials say the goal is to end chronic homelessness in Guilford County over the next five years.

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