News and Data
State of Homelessness in Fargo-Moorhead Metro Area
In collaboration with United Way of Cass-Clay, the FM Coalition has produced a report, the first of its kind, to inform the community on the current state of homelessness and efforts underway to end homelessness in the Fargo-Dilworth-Moorhead-West Fargo Metro Area. This report, along with the results of the Everyone Counts Homeless Survey conducted last fall are available at the link below.
FM Coalition News
The FM Coalition will hold its 4th Annual Ending Homelessness Conference October 9-10m 2019. The FM Coalition Education Committee and staff is seeking workshop proposals from our talented pool of partners for this event.
The FM Coalition to End Homelessness Board of Directors has, with affirmation of the general Coalition, made a formal statement naming youth and families with children as a priority population for ending homelessness in the FM metro area.
The FM Coalition to End Homelessness, in collaboration with United Way of Cass-Clay, released its “State of Homelessness in Fargo-Moorhead Metro” report to the community today at its Summit on Ending Homelessness. The purpose of the report is to provide the community with a comprehensive report of available data related to homelessness in the FM Metro.
The Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons announced today, by unanimous vote of the membership at its annual meeting, it is changing its name to the Fargo-Moorhead Coalition to End Homelessness. This change reflects the long-time mission of the organization as a leader in preventing and ending homelessness in the communities of Fargo, Dilworth, Moorhead, and West Fargo.
Research & Data Resources
2015 Wilder Survey of Homelessness in Fargo and Moorhead--administrative summary
The complete data set for the 2015 Wilder Survey of Homelessness in Fargo and Moorhead is available from the Coalition upon request.
Links to Information and Data About Homelessness
North Dakota Compass (Center for Social Policy Research, NDSU)
Research Publications of the ND State Data Center (archive, extensive listing and links to useful publications and data)
PATH (Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness)
SAMSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Excellent resource for information on behavioral health and homelessness
FM Coalition News Archive
Churches United Apartment Complex Under Construction, Fargo Forum, March 5, 2017
New Life Center celebrates 110 Years, Fargo Forum, February 1, 2017
Project HART helps homeless veterans get back on their feet, Fargo Forum, February 3, 2017
Help the Sheltering Churches Project provide overflow shelter for adults
- Link to volunteer signup
- Refresher training for sheltering volunteers (This PowerPoint document has an audio track. Please play as a slide show and make sure your audio is enabled/turned up.)
- De-escalating tips for volunteers
United Way’s Vision for 2020 and 5 Bold Goals (VIDEO), announced March 25,2016
United Way’s Vision for 2020 and 5 Bold Goals (PDF), announced March 25, 2016
SOAR training is a vital skill for helping people with disabling conditions secure SSI benefits. SOAR training is an evidence-based best practice for all homeless service providers.
Housing Navigation Project - The FM Coalition was a facilitator for this great new program, funded by the United Way of Cass Clay.
National Stories and Actions
The Washington Post | Petula Dvorak,Thursday, May 12
Washington, D.C. - Stop for a moment and imagine a homeless person. Seeing a blanket? Raggedy pants? A panhandling cup? Are you begging that red light to hurry up and turn green? That's not the face of homelessness in the nation's capital anymore. For the first time since an annual census of the homeless began 15 years ago, homeless children and parents in the District outnumber single adults
Global Homeless Statistics 2016 Homeless World Cup. It's useful to understand homelessness from global as well as national and local perspectives.