Our History

2008: CCEH Is Born

In the spring of 2008, a group of service providers and faith based organizations came together with the goal of coordinating their efforts to end homelessness in Concord. In June, the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) was born. The following December, CCEH began operating the “Daytime Resource Center”, now the Concord Homeless Resource Center, to meet some of the immediate needs of people struggling with homelessness and connect them with other resources in the community.

2013: Concord’s Plan to End Homelessness

In 2013, members of the CCEH Board of Directors worked with Concord Mayor Jim Bouley and numerous stakeholders on a Steering Committee to create Concord’s Plan to End Homelessness, which was adopted by the City Council on April 14, 2014. CCEH is now the lead agency for implementation of this Plan.

2014: CCEH Launches Housing First Concord

CCEH launched Housing First Concord, a permanent supportive housing program that serves individuals who were formerly chronically homeless, one of the priorities under the Plan.

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2017: Concord Homeless Resource Center Opens at The Tom Fredenburg House

CCEH had been renting a downtown building at 238 N. Main Street for use as offices and to house the Concord Homeless Resource Center. In 2017, due to the generosity and patience of former Board Member Tom Fredenburg, CCEH was able to purchase the building. When Tom passed away unexpectedly in 2019, CCEH named the building The Tom Fredenburg House in his honor.

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2018: CCEH Opens the Emergency Winter Shelter

In 2018, CCEH was able to open a brand new Emergency Winter Shelter behind the Tom Fredenburg House. The shelter allowed CCEH to provide warm beds for 40 individuals from December through March.

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2020: CCEH Builds the Green Street Apartments

The Green Street apartments advanced CCEH’s goal of safe, affordable, and stable housing for all by providing four one-bedroom apartments for people coming from homelessness. Residents receive supportive services from CCEH’s Case Managers.

2020: CCEH Creates the Task Force for New Affordable & Supportive Housing.

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2021: CCEH Develops “Paths Toward Housing Solutions”

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2021: Creating More Homes at West Street Triplex

In the fall of 2021 CCEH purchased a triplex apartment and was able to immediately house three people who had been experiencing homelessness.

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Arches of Support

In 2021, the below Arches of Support provided $130,000 for CCEH initiatives and programs.