Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee

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    This Commission is composed of not more than 16 members, representing various focus areas (consumer, Buncombe County, supportive/permanent housing, mental health/substance abuse, legal, educational/university) or organizations. The term of office is 3 years.

    The Committee is responsible for implementing the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, and its duties shall include (1) conducting research and investigation into issues about homelessness, including causes and effects within Asheville and the surrounding area; (2) formulate and make recommendations to local governmental entities and social service agencies to reduce the incidence of homelessness; (3) act as a clearinghouse for information on local homelessness issues; and (4) other duties as requested by City Council, Board of County Commissioners, or as the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee deems appropriate.

    The Homeless Advisory Committee, a joint committee of Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Commission, exists to provide oversight for the implementation of the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness by sharing, applying, and tracking groundbreaking strategies that make a permanent and measurable difference in homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County.

    Chair: April Burgess-Johnson

    Staff Liaison: Christiana Glenn Tugman,  Homelessness Lead, City of Asheville, 828-251-4048
    Meeting Schedule: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 12:00 Noon, Housing Authority Board Room, 165 S. French Broad Avenue

    Meeting Minutes

    June 15, 2016
    May 18, 2016
    April 20, 2016
    March 16, 2016
    February 17, 2016
    January 20, 2016 (Meeting Notes)
    December 15, 2015
    November 18, 2015
    October 21, 2015
    September 16, 2015
    August 19, 2015
    June 17, 2015

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