Task Force for the Homeless Continues its Work
The task force’s early work focuses on understanding the number of homeless individuals in Tigard, the services currently offered by the city for the homeless and the role of non-profits and faith-based organizations in addressing the needs of the homeless. In December, the Task Force will present recommendations to the City Council.
While the group works toward developing recommendations, they want residents’ input on these questions:
You can provide your thoughts on homelessness in Tigard by emailing Kent Wyatt at email@example.com.
The task force will discuss community input at their monthly meeting and residents are invited to attend. Meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Tigard Public Library.
Task Force for the Homeless
In 2016, the Tigard City Council set a goal to define the city’s role in homelessness. The council discussion resulted in council’s charge to convene a Task Force for the Homeless. The task force will develop short-term and long-term recommendations to address the needs and impacts for people experiencing homelessness in the Tigard community.
Task Force Members
Christopher Fanning, Bianetth Valdez, Lindsay Downen, Kim Marshall, Carol C Herron, Donna Krauthoefer, Sue Stephens, Kat Suttles, Darla Tillman-Samuelson, Ruby Buchholtz, Lexi Hallum, Rose Bowning, Dennis Moonier, Carolyn Poach, Swift Falcon, Pat Rogers, Linli Pao, Christina Graslie, Jeanne-Marie Ritter, Marquesa Caldero
3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Tigard Public Library
- Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Council Meeting, Town Hall
Task Force for the Homeless will present their recommendations to the City Council.
- August 30, 2017: Agenda, Affordable Housing Strategies Presentation, Tiny Homes & Accessory Dwelling Units
- July 19, 2017: Agenda, Meeting Summary
City Council Discussions on Homelessness in Tigard
Items Requested by the Task Force
Council Discussions on Homelessness in Tigard
The City Council discussed the city’s role in addressing homelessness at the council meeting on September 20, 2016. Staff presented a report entitled "Defining the City's Role in Homelessness."
In June 2015, the City Council held a discussion on the face of homelessness and the availability of services for the homeless in Tigard. Just Compassion of East Washington County contributed to the conversation by providing a comprehensive report on serving adults without home in Tigard. The council agreed to continue the discussion through the council goal to “define and establish the city’s role in addressing homelessness.”