Homeless and Addiction Strategy

This webpage serves as the repository for information related to the City of Morgantown's Homeless and Addiction Strategy. On this page, you will find information on what steps the city is currently taking, how to submit your input, and additional resources. 

Current Action

Morgantown City Council will hold a workshop on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1 p.m. in council chambers. Council will use the workshop to discuss a request by Milan Puskar's Health Right to place Sharps Containers in public places. The public is encouraged to attend or watch it live online here or on Morgantown Channel 15.

At the November 26, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting, the City Manager presented council with a workplan for finding long-term solutions to the community issues affecting downtown Morgantown. 

The Morgantown City Council held a special work session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on October 11, 2019 to gather information from city staff regarding homelessness, addiction, and other issues affecting downtown Morgantown.
The special session was the beginning of a strategy by City Council and city administration to develop long-term, holistic solutions to this community issue. Watch a replay of the special work session here.

What's Next?

Morgantown City Council is currently working with city staff to develop a process for moving forward to address homelessness, addiction and other issues facing downtown Morgantown. As council develops its strategy this section will house additional resources related to the plan. 


Community Input

The problem of homelessness, addiction, and lack of affordable housing is shared by everyone and every agency in the community: government, private business, schools, social service agencies, private citizens…. no one agency is responsible. Ending homelessness is a collective responsibility. This includes those experiencing homelessness taking personal ownership and accountability in ending their homelessness. 

City Council and city administration welcome community input on this important issue. Please send your comments to info@morgantownwv.gov.