2018-2019 Committees Workplans

Workforce Development

Leadership Team: Charter:
  • Increase income through employment
  • Get 10 organizations enlisted in the 253Works Job Club program
  • Organize 3 Hire253 hiring fairs
  • Increase Hiring success at Hire253 to 30% of all attendees


Leadership Team: Charter:
  • Advocate for better laws, policies and funding around housing and homelessness
  • Organize and conduct 3 candidate forums for 2018 Primary
  • Connect to 4 other key advocacy groups around homeless issues
  • Develop selected policy and funding action agenda for Pierce County, Tacoma and 2019 WA State Legislature

Innovative Shelter Team

Team Website: Leadership Team: Charter:
  • Increase temporary and permanent shelter stock for individuals with very low income
  • Protect current low income housing stock, particularly sunsetting housing programs
  • Identify rural tiny house village site and agency to fundraise for and operate site
  • Establish 2 tiny houses as low-income DADUs in urban village setting
  • Identify city & county owned property to develop for permanent low income housing with emphasis on micro/shared housing, mobile home parks, permit camp-sites.
  • Establish Tent City site and agency to fundraise for and operate site
  • Advocate for other alternative, temporary shelter options: Safe Lot; Youth Shelter; Urban Rest-stop.  Identify and support agencies that will consider offering such options.

Daily Meaningful Activity

Leadership Team: Charter:
  • Increase housing retention and client stability with the newly housed, through DMA and intentional supportive socialization.
  • Create comprehensive list of DMA ideas/activities and socialization ideas/resources.  
  • Develop a Mentoring program with periodic care conferences are recommended.
  • Maintain continuity of support, beginning with Stability Site (or wherever), through home placement.

Eviction Mitigation

Leadership Team: Charter:
  • Deduce number of evictions and the long-term impacts of evictions
  • Code Changes – gather support data to support code change recommendations
  • Develop Eviction Outreach Program.

Racial Equity

Leadership Team: Charter:
  • In development
  • In development.