Yakima County Homeless Coalition

The primary purpose of the Yakima County Homeless Coalition is to develop and review the Yakima County 5-Year Plan, which will be reviewed annually by the Board of County Commissioners, who is the local legislative authority and holds the ultimate responsibility for the homeless housing programs within Yakima County, as outlined in RCW 43.185C.

The Yakima Homeless Coalition operates under the guidance of the Yakima County Homeless Housing and Assistance Program Charter

Yakima County Homeless Coalition 2023 Executive Committee Members:

County Commissioner Representative:  Kyle Curtis
City of Yakima Representative:  Matt Brown
For Profit Business Representative:  Linda DiLembo
YVCOG Member Representative:  Kevin Wickenhagen
Individual with Lived Experience of Homelessness:  Carla Smith Schneider, Miriam Saavedra (alternate)
Public Safety Representative: Joseph Brusic 
YHC Representative:  Suzi Carpino
YHC Representative:  Mike Johnson (YHC Chair)
YHC Representative:  Dave Hanson (YHC Vice Chair)

Yakima County Homeless Coalition Executive Team Meetings: 

  • October 17, 2023 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
  • December 19, 2023 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
  • February 20, 2024, 1:30 pm -3:30 pm

Zoom Link is emailed to committee members monthly. 


Yakima County Homeless Coalition General Membership Meeting:

Next Meeting:  September 19, 2023, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm 

The Yakima County Homeless Coalition meets in a hybrid model on the third Tuesday of every other month.

In-Person Attendance

128 North 2nd Street Yakima, WA, 98901

Virtual Attendance:

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Meeting ID: 864 7870 6995

For any further directions or questions call (509)574-1365  or email us at humanservices@co.yakima.wa.us

Future General Membership Meetings 

November 21, 2023, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
January 16, 2024, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Five-Year Plan

One of the primary objectives of the Yakima County Homeless Coalition is the development and maintenance of the 5-Year Plan.

2019 Yakima County Five Year Plan

Annual update 2021

  1. 2023
  2. 2022
  3. 2021
  4. 2020
  5. 2019

Yakima Homeless Coalition Meeting Materials  

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March March 
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May July 
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