Berkeley Homeless Task Force
The Berkeley Homeless Task Force is a community-led process bringing together service providers, homeless persons, students, business owners, and the broader community to identify challenges towards addressing homelessness and to develop a plan for improved services, housing opportunities and other programs to serve Berkeley's homeless population. Established in the summer of 2013, the goal of the task force is to bring stakeholders together to discuss common goals and to develop a community vision towards addressing homelessness. The Task Force will develop a report to the Berkeley City Council with program, policy and funding recommendations to improve services to the homeless.
All Task Force meetings are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to participate. The Homeless Task Force meets at the North Berkeley Senior Center at 1901 Hearst Avenue in Berkeley. We begin promptly and would like to note that the meetings are roundtable discussions between equals within the community. To ensure that quality of process among us, we ask that those attending our meetings come ready to listen as well as to speak and contribute. Mutual respect is of utmost importance to our work together. Kids are always welcome, as are contributions to the snack table. We hope to see you soon!
DRAFT Task Force Recommendations
Click here to download a draft of the Task Force recommendations. Full report will be uploaded when complete.
FUTURE TASK FORCE MEETINGS (always 6:30-8:30 pm, North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave.):
May 11: Final Adoption of Recommendations/Conversation with Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA)
June 23: City Council Work Session, 5:30 pm, City Council Chambers, 2134 MLK Jr. Way
June 29: 2014-2015 Debrief
Legislative Assistant, Office of Councilmember Jesse Arreguin
Phone: (510) 981-7140
2015 Meeting Agendas & Minutes
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April 20th Task Force Meeting
April 20th Agenda Packet
March 16th Task Force Meeting
March 16th Agenda
Youth Homelessness in Berkeley
February 23rd Task Force Meeting
Feb 23rd Agenda