WACO, TX — The City of Waco is seeking to hire a position to help end homelessness.
"The Homeless Coordinator, it's a position that's been around and has been vacant for the past couple of years," explained Galen Price, the City's Director of Housing and Community Development.
McLennan County has had a slight decline in homelessness since 2017, according to Price.
"We originally had a plan that was done 10 years ago, as we've transitioned out of that plan, we're looking at a new plan of 5 to 10 years to continue those efforts that were originally started," he said.
According to McLennan Country's most recent point-in-time count, a total of 59 individuals were experiencing homelessness in 2019. Of McLennan County's homeless population, nearly 65% were children.
The Homeless Coordinator will be tasked with creating a plan to eliminate the remaining homeless population and ensure McLennan Country's numbers continue to decrease.
The position is slated to be filled in the first quarter of 2020.