Aside from this, other groups also assist in the welfare of the homeless such as the Florida Coalition for the Homeless (FCH), which aid not only in improving the welfare of these persons but also gives information to others with regards to the issues surrounding homelessness.
One of the statutes that aim to provide assistance to homeless people in communities both short-term and long-term, reestablish these people towards suitable living conditions and self-sufficiency, as well as assessing whether the grantees are eligible or not for additional benefits is written under Statute No. 420.625 or the Grant-in-Aid Program, under Chapter 420 – Housing which is included in Title XXX - Social Welfare (The Florida Legislature, 2013). The statute acknowledges the need to improve the living conditions and problems that are caused by the increasing number of homeless people, which include both homeless individuals as well as whole families, which may be highly diversified and variable depending on where the community is situated in. Also, there are also provisions for other agencies that assist homeless or displaced persons, as well as the preference of those which target both the newly and temporarily homeless people, which may not be fully possible for the state to manage solely (The Florida Legislature, 2013).
Establishment of the statute constitutes the need to help mostly local communities in serving the needs of homeless and displaced people through various support services such as public education programs, information and referral services, case management assistance, emergency financial assistance, temporary and emergency sheltering programs, and provision of meals (The Florida Legislature, 2013).