April 28, 2019
# of Participants: 8
Neighborhoods represented: River Road, Jefferson Westside, Amazon, Goodpasture Island, Northeast Neighbors, Southeast Neighbors
2019–2020 committee work plan:
The majority of the time at today’s meeting was spent discussing the list of ideas previously submitted for this upcoming year’s plan, soliciting new topic ideas and hearing the priorities of the people present.
The topics most discussed were: 1. Increasing housing for no-income, very low income and low income populations; 2. Homeless prevention at the neighborhood level: Preserving housing; addressing Tracktown tourist housing & more; 3. Addressing sanitation issues relative to unhoused neighbors; 4. Neighborhood Day Centers with laundry and other services.
H&H Committee’s mission statement (or charge):
We briefly discussed possible changes to the original mission statement from Feb. 2018. There was broad support for the new proposed mission with a couple of changes.
To be re-written and brought to Aprils’ meeting:
PLAN for April 25th meeting: Discussion of sanitation. Outreach to City Parks and Recreation, Public Health Dept and Whiteaker leaders for their participation.
Proposed new mission statement – Does this work?
1. Identify resources and offer educational programming related to housing/homelessness with the goal of assisting neighborhood associations in addressing these issues.
2. Hold monthly meetings to facilitate the discussion of housing issues, solutions for ending homelessness and short-term actions, such as increasing sanitation options & the siting of emergency shelter, in order to improve the quality of neighborhoods.
3. Liaise with other community groups working on similar issues believing that collaboration increases the likelihood for positive change.