Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

The Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness is a loose network of individuals, non-profit agencies, government agencies, and community businesses working together to serve people experiencing homelessness. Our end goal is to help folks establish safe housing as quickly as possible and help them to retain that housing so their homeless episode is short and never repeated. We also work to address many of the factors that drive homelessness.

Coming Meetings and Events

Steering Committee - More Info
   Date: 4/15/2021 - 11:00 AM
   Location: The meeting is virtual via zoom - Register Here
   Program: This week, we'll review the activity at the County Ad Hoc Committee, discussion of how we choose Coalition representatives, and update on City of Tacoma encampment and hygiene news, and update on the support for the vaccine effort, meeting norm discussion, discussion of letter of concern to the County Sheriff, changes to the joint CoC/Coalition housing committee, brainstorming on coaliton presentations and more.  All are welcome to attend.
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 4/16/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Meds First presentation from the Health Department, Group norms discussion and vote, Coalition Representation Guidance, Continuation of Behavioral Health discussion with the City of Tacoma, County ad-hoc committee to end homelessness, vote on letter of concern around Sheriff comments on "homeless-looking" delivery person, government updates and more.
Steering Committee
   Date: 4/22/2021 - 11:00 AM
   Location: The meeting is virtual via zoom - Register Here
   Program: Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend.
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 4/23/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for Presentations
Steering Committee
   Date: 4/28/2021 - 3:00 PM
   Location: The meeting is virtual via zoom - Register Here
   Program: Our weekly meeting to follow up on summit commitments and support our work adding additional winter shelter space. All are welcome to attend.
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 4/30/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: The meeting is virtual via zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for Presentations
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 5/7/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Housing Committee Meeting
   Date: 5/11/2021 - 3:00 PM
   Location: Meeting link to be posted soon.
   Program:
Pierce County Continuum of Care/Coalition to End Homelessness Housing Committee Meeting. 
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 5/14/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 5/21/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 5/28/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 6/4/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 6/11/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 6/18/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
Friday Provider Meeting
   Date: 6/25/2021 - 9:00 AM
   Location: This meeting is virtual via Zoom - Register Here
   Program: Looking for presentations.
  

News and Information

  • With new ARPA funding from the Federal Government, the Coalition developed some ARPA Spending Priorities. - 4/12/2021
  • The effort to make shelter available for all by November 1st of this year, the Coalition issues this Statement of Encampments to guide the creation of additional shelter space. - 4/12/2021
  • Head to the County's Ad Hoc Committee Website to stay current on the plan end to homelessness and develop safe shelter for all by November 1st. - 4/8/2021
  • Document Recording Fees are a great way to fund homeless programs. Have you organization sign on here to support increasing this valuable resource. - 4/8/2021
  • Last night the Pierce County Council passed a resolution to create shelter for all people experiencing homelessness by November 1st - and develop a longterm plan to end homelessess. - 3/24/2021
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Recent Presentations:

City Strategic Planning - Mental Health and Substance Use breakout sessions, Report out on County Ad Hoc Committee to Ed Homelessness Action Plan, this week in the streets, what to focus our Coalition meetings on, American Rescue Plan Act funding priorities, Coalition statement on Safe Sites for all, government updates, safe parking updates and more. (4/9/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Presentation by the Puyallup Homeless Coalition, plans around vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness, report on the first week of ad hoc committee work with breakout groups on who to include in the Comprehensive Plan, breakouts on what is valuable on the Coalition and Governance discussion, the usual updates and more. (4/2/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Legal Financial Obligations clinics, proposed swap-meet style resource fair, County effort to end homelessness, reps for the new County ad hoc committee, CoC Stability and Community Partnership Committee, breakout sessions on shelter, government updates, governance discussion, advocacy updates, safe parking updates, and more. (3/26/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - How to better serve the Latinx Community, Shelter Breakout rooms, Updates from the County, City and Health Department, New staff in Tacoma Homelessness team, advocacy updates and more (3/19/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - An introduction to Skip, Central Diversion Fund, Gig Harbor Coalition, outreach discussion, Speaker's Bureau approval, government updates and more. (3/12/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - Rental Housing Code changes, NCS Homeless Plan update, Purple Bag Project info, grants, vaccines, updates and more. (3/5/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - City of Tacoma Strategic Plan, Hospital discharges, Forensic HARPS, Trueblood, updates and more (2/26/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - Expanded Coalition Scope, City of Tacoma Report Out, and more. (2/19/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - 211, Coalition Leadership Role, Accessibility Training, City strategic plan work group, updates and more (2/12/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - County Review of 2020, Safe Shelter summit II after action, TCC (1/29/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Safe Shelter Summit II: Taking Action - Commitments, Recording and Transcript (1/25/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - Speakers Bureau, FUSION, Updates and More (1/15/2021) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Safe Shelter Summit - Requests, Recording and Transcript (12/21/2020) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Thanksgiving resources, Shared Housing, City of Tacoma Housing Survey, CoBuy, Upsolve, County updates and more. (11/20/2020) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Shared Housing, This Week on the Streets, co-buying, Upsolve, government updates, City of Tacoma Housing Survey Update, and more. (11/13/2020) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

The Coalition as a 501c3. LIHI shelter planned for 6th and Orchard, winter shelter funding, and much more. (9/25/2020) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - Smoke, Safe Parking, Winter Shelter and more (9/18/2020) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - Pierce Transit Bus Passes, Metro Parks, Shelter funding and more (9/11/2020) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript - winter shelter discussion, government updates, and more. (8/28/2020) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness

Meeting Recording and Transcript (8/21/2020) - Tacoma Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness


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