Homeless Issues Committee

Chair: Terry Ybanez (D3)

Contact Homeless Issues Committee

Interested in working on homeless issues for your neighborhood or community? 

Contact us at t1nc.sat@gmail.com 

Description

 Residents have become frustrated with the issues surrounding chronic homelessness: issues of drug abuse and sales, porch and car thefts, and house fires because neighborhoods don't have the resources nor the knowledge or experience to deal with homeless issues, particularly chronic homelessness.  We also understand that homelessness is a mental health issue and these individuals can become targets of frustration. We seek to find humane responses to the plight of homelessness while also setting boundaries of behavior in our communities. 

Goal

Create realistic solutions to the housing and care of the unsheltered in our neighborhoods while also protecting neighborhoods against crime and vagrancy.
 

Update

posted September 28
  • The Committee will meet the first Tuesday of the month.
  • The Committee has created a Neighborhood Vacant Building/Encampment Toolkit and has compiled a list of the contacts for the DHS District Outreach Specialists.
  • They are working on a flyer of immediate resources to send to neighborhoods and a toolkit to deal with businesses and the homeless. The Committee will focus on D3 but develop materials that all neighborhoods can use.