On the morning of Tuesday, September 22, 2020, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners met for their weekly meeting at the Orange County Administration Center in Downtown Orlando, FL.
Sleepy Herd took this opportunity to host a rally in front of the Administration Center before and during the meeting calling attention to vehicular homelessness.
While the rally was going on outside, their executive director, Kelsay Patterson, spoke to the Board about the unique challenges the vehicular homeless face, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) role in funding Support Services, as well as Sleepy Herd's mission, and unique solution to homelessness.
Homelessness in Central Florida is a problem that can cost taxpayers millions and disrupt the region's booming growth and expansion. According to the Orlando Business Journal, the chronically homeless cost the region more than $62 million per year.
Sleepy Herd believes that through our safe, designated parking lots and amenities we plan to provide (bathrooms, washers, dryers, etc.), we will be able to save Central Florida taxpayer money, as well as taxpayers in other regions in the United States.