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 2020 Executive Committee Members:

County Commissioner Representative: Vicki Baker
City of Yakima Representative: Soneya Lund 
For Profit Business Representative: Kyle Curtis 
YVCOG Member Representative: Joan Souders 
Individual with Lived Experience of Homelessness: Kelly Penfold 
Public Safety Representative: Joseph Brusic 
YHC Representative: Rhonda Hauff 
YHC Representative: Mike Johnson 
YHC Representative: Dave Hanson


Next meeting:

May 18, 2020, 1:30-3:30 PM

Due to current COVID measures, meetings will be held online until further notice.

To receive an invitation to the next Homeless Coalition Meeting, please email HumanServices@co.yakima.wa.us

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

  1. 2019
  2. 2020

March General Membership

April Executive Committee

May General Membership

June Executive Committee

July General Membership

August Executive Committee

August Opt-in Point in Time Discussion

September General Membership

November General Membership