Committee Representation

The Coalition collaborates with many organizations in the community. We often collaborate informally. Formal collaboration where a Coalition member specifically represents the Coalition requires approval by the Coalition. To request formal collaboration, please fill out the Coalition Committee Representative Request Form.

Committee Name Committee Description Time Commitment Start Date End Date Reps. Needed Status Desired Skills Specific Person Request Assigned Representatives
Continuum of Care The Tacoma/Lakewood/Pierce County Continuum of Care Oversight Committee (CoC) provides guidance and input on the implementation of the Plan to End Homelessness. The committee consists of representatives from a variety of sectors, including local government, public housing authorities, schools, health care, law enforcement and faith based communities. Around 4 hours per month 3/1/2021 1 Requested Understanding of activities of the Tacoma Pierce County Homeless Coalition, and an understanding of the overall homeless system and the place the CoC plays in that system.  
Revenue for Housing - Pierce County A small group that believes housing for all is good for the community, represented by St. Leo’s Social Justice Commission, the League of Woman Voters and other individuals. The group advocates for planning and money to end homelessness. 1.5 hours per week 1/1/2021 1 Requested Understanding of need for affordable housing at all income levels, understanding of County politics.  
Shelter Committee County hosted, twice weekly meetings where shelter providers and government representative discuss current needs and issues. 1 hour per week 1/1/2021 2 Requested Understanding of the Shelter system  
Affordable Housing Consortium Advocacy Committee Committee to develop advocacy agenda for the Consortium and then work to see the agenda implemented. 2 hours per month Requested Interest in understanding Washington State, Pierce County and municipality policy making processes, and a willingness to lobby to advance affordable housing.  
Puyallup Homeless Coalition Works to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness in Puyallup. 2 hours per month Requested Understanding of activities of the Tacoma Pierce County Homeless Coalition, and an understanding of the unique environment in Puyallup.  
Gig Harbor Key Peninsula Homeless Coalition Works to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness on Key Peninsula and Gig Harbor. 5 hours per month Requested Understanding of activities of the Tacoma Pierce County Homeless Coalition, and an understanding of the unique environment in Gig Harbor and on the Key Peninsula.  
Health Department Equity Action Network Advisory Group Works to coordinate the monthly Equity Action Network meetings - and advance equity issues as they impact health department activities. 5 hours per month 1 Requested Understanding of the activities of the Tacoma Pierce County Homeless Coalition, and an interest in increasing health outcomes for traditionally marginalized communities.  
Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness Ad Hoc Committee Pierce County committee to create a system of shelters to ensure all people experience have shelter by November 1st, 2021. This Committee will also develop a long term plan to end homelessness in Pierce County. 5-15 hours per week 4/15/2021 2 Requested Courtney Chandler, Gerrit Nyland, Maureen Howard (alternate)