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Posted on: February 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Yakima Homeless Coalition Announcement



Contacts:      Crystal Testerman, Homeless Housing and Assistance Program Manager - (509) 424-4695   

                     Rachel Michael, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners - (509) 574-1500

YAKIMA – Yakima County Commissioners are inviting applications from interested citizens wishing to serve on the Yakima Homeless Coalition Taskforce.  

In December 2018, Yakima County Commissioners approved the creation of a task force, named the Yakima Homeless Coalition, to be an all-inclusive group of community members to address homelessness in the Yakima Valley.  The Yakima Homeless Coalition will seek to better understand the scope and causes of homelessness in the valley, the systems in place to address homelessness, and will consider the range of concerns and potential solutions identified by the community.  The Yakima Homeless Coalition will identify and recommend a set of short- and longer-term actions that our community can undertake to address these issues.  These recommendations will be essential in updating Yakima County’s 5-year Homeless Plan.  Coalition membership will be open and include individuals with a breadth of experiences and roles in the community including elected officials, business owners, faith community, school district representatives, service providers, property owners, residents, and advocates for the homeless. Meetings are open to the public. 

Please attend the Yakima Homeless Coalition meeting on March 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Yakima County First Street Conference Room, 223 N. 1st Street, Yakima, WA 98901.  Appointments for Coalition chair and three members for the Yakima Homeless Coalition Executive Committee will be selected at this meeting. 

Applications for these positions will be accepted at the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, 311 N. 4th Street, Suite 204, Yakima WA, 98901 or on the YVCOG Webpage https://www.yvcog.org. Applications are also available through the Commissioner’s Office, 128 N. 2nd Street, Room 232, Yakima WA 98901 or on the Commissioner’s Webpage under http://www.yakimacounty.us/793/Forms. Return completed applications to the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments Office or the Commissioner’s Office.

To receive an application or for more information please contact:

Crystal Testerman, Homeless Housing and Assistance Program Manager for Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, 311 N. 4th Street, Suite 204, Yakima WA, 98901. Phone: (509) 424-4695 or email: www.homeless@yvcog.org.

The Clerk of the Board of Yakima County Commissioners, 128 N. 2nd Street, Room 232, Yakima WA 98901. Phone: (509) 574-1500, Toll Free: (800) 572-7354, Fax: (509) 574-1501, or email:  commissioners.web@co.yakima.wa.us

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