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!
Final Task Force Report and Council Work Session Presentation
The Berkeley City Council held a special work session on the Homeless Task Force's recommendations on June 23, 2015. Here is a copy of the final Task Force report
and Power Point presentation
The City Council will be voting on directing staff to study and implement the Task Force recommendations on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7pm at Old City Hall, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr Way.
FUTURE TASK FORCE MEETINGS (always 6:30-8:30 pm, North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave.):
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