City Council District 4
City Council District 4


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.):



Questions? Contact:

Stefan Elgstrand

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

 January 26th Task Force Meeting

 Jan 26 Agenda

2014 Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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December 15th Task Force Meeting


November 17th Task Force Meeting 



October 20th Task Force Meeting 



September 15th Task Force 


February 18th Homeless Task Force Meeting 

Next Steps  

Housing First  


2013 Meeting Agendas & Minutes 

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August 15th Inaugural Task Force Meeting 

August 15, 2013 Inaugural Meeting     

US Interagency Council Presentation                                                                    

City of Berkeley/Everyone Home Presentation


Additional Resources on Homelessness:

April 2, 2013 Staff Report for City Council Worksession on Homelessness

Powerpoint Presentation presented at April 2, 2013 Council Work Session on Homelessness 

Video of April 2, 2013 City Council Work Session 

Alameda County Everyone Home Plan

2009 Berkeley Homeless Count Preliminary Data

2013 Alameda County Homeless Count Results

January 21, 2014 City Council report on 2013 Homeless Count

2012 County Achieving Outcomes report


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