Coalition Committees:

Housing Committee: open to all, the Housing Committee works to advocate for policy that supports permanent housing for people under 30% of Area Median Income.
Meetings times and zoom meeting links are on the Coalition Website. Communications occurs on the Housing Committee listserv - sign up for the emails on the Coalition Listserv Page.

Steering Committee: provides support to the Coalition and often delves deeply into policy and governance issues. Also open to all. Meetings times and zoom meeting links are on the Coalition Website. Communications occurs on the Steering Committee listserv - sign up for the emails on the Coalition Listserv Page.

Safe Sites for All (SS4A):Works to support creating of all types of shelter, especially low-barrier, low-costs options, like Safe Parking and Sanctioned Encampments. Open to all. Meetings times and zoom meeting links are on the Coalition Website. Communications occurs on the Steering Committee listserv - sign up for the emails on the Coalition Listserv Page.

Workforce Development Committee:Creating education and employment options for people experiencing homelessness. The primary tool to do this work is the Hire253 job fair. Since COVID-19, this committee has been on hold. There are currently no regular committee meetings. Communications occurs on the Steering Committee listserv - sign up for the emails on the Coalition Listserv Page.

Race and Equity Committee: This committee works to increase equity in all aspects of the Coalition's work. Communication occurs on the Race and Equity Committee Listserv - sign up for emails on the Coalition Listserv Page.

Governance Work Group: This committee works to develop the internal structures needed to accomplish the work of the Coalition.

Committees and Committee Representation

The Coalition has subcommittees and also 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. Details on the approval process are documented in the Coalition Representative Selection Process. 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. Gerald Daniels  
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.  
Twice-weekly Shelter Check-in Meetings County hosted, twice weekly meetings where shelter providers and government representative discuss current needs and issues. 1 hour per week 1/1/2021 2 Active Understanding of the Shelter system Mike Boisture, Danyelle Smith, Judy Taylor  
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.  
County Comprehensive Plan to End Homelessness Committee This Committee will also develop a long term plan to end homelessness in Pierce County by December 1st, 2021. 5-15 hours per month 5/25/2021 12/31/2021 1 Requested Ability to attend most Coalition Steering committee meetings and Comprehensive Plan Committee meetings. Interest in understanding and designing a system capable of meeting the ongoing community need. Maureen Howard  
Tacoma Rental Housing Code Stakeholder Group The City of Tacoma (COT) is preparing to update the Rental Housing Code (TMC 1.95, RHC) to ensure compliance with the changes to the Washington Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RCW 59.18, RLTA) during the 2019, 2020, and 2021 legislative session. 4 hours per month 5/1/2021 6/30/2021 1 Active Willingness to learn about the City of Tacoma rental housing code and the Washington State rental housing code. CC Mendoza  
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Statewide group working to lobby state lawmakers. 1.5 hours per week 1/1/2021 1 Requested willing to learn about state efforts to increase housing stability and fund affordable housing.  
National Low Income Housing Coalition Nationwide group working to lobby federal lawmakers. 1 hour per week 1/1/2021 1 Requested willing to learn about federal efforts to increase housing stability and fund affordable housing.  
Tacoma Pierce County Community Partnership for Transition Solutions The Community Partnership for Transition Solutions is made up of agencies and individuals working together to support successful transitions for people returning to our communities after incarceration. Find a county partnership meeting using the map below. 1.5 hour per month 5/7/2021 1 Requested Interested in working to end the cyclical relationship between incarceration and homelessness.  
County Shelter Task Force Pierce County committee to create a system of shelters to ensure all people experience have shelter by November 1st, 2021. Biweekly meetings and research time 5/25/2021 11/30/2021 1 Requested Interest in understanding shelter system and working to see appropriate, adequate and accessible shelter is created County-wide. Michael Boisture, Gerrit Nyland (alternate)