Homeless Strategic Plan Working Group

The application period is currently open and applications are due on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. for the following three categories: Mental Health Professional representative, Substance Abuse Professional representative, and Business Community representative. Please note for the Business Community representative, the applicant must either own a business or commercial property in Concord.

OVERVIEW

The Homeless Strategic Plan Working Group was created by the City Council on December 13, 2022, with the adoption of Resolution No. 22-77.

The Homeless Strategic Plan Working Group is a Council appointed special-purpose Working Group to advise staff, the consultant team, and the Council on the development of the Homeless Strategic Plan. The Homeless Strategic Plan (Plan) is intended to guide future City efforts and investments related to responding to the impacts from and the needs of Concord's unsheltered population, using data and fact-based information. 

In very broad strokes, the Homeless Strategic Plan will be developed under Council's direction and will incorporate:

  • Strong community engagement/involvement including residents, businesses, individuals with lived experience, service providers, faith-based groups, etc. 
  • A Working Group, appointed by the Council, to work directly with staff and the consulting team to guide the development of the plan.
  • A comprehensive background report which, at minimum, describes:
    • Current system and community services, where the services reside, and associated strategies, challenges, and costs
    • Unmet needs, system gaps, and system performance
    • Overview of federal, state, and regional/county data, roles, funding and strategies
  • The development of a vision, goals, and objectives with measurable performance targets.
  • Development of an implementation plan for the defined objectives, including prioritized recommendations for investment of the money Council has set aside to invest in responding to the impacts from and needs of Concord's unsheltered population.

The Working Group is comprised of nine (9) members: two (2) Concord City Councilmembers, one (1) representative with lived experience of being homeless, one (1) representative from a nonprofit homeless services provider, one (1) substance abuse professional, one (1) mental health professional, one (1) Concord resident and property owner, one (1) representative that is either from Concord's business community or an owner of commercial property in Concord (to be updated by Resolution on January 24, 2023), and one (1) representative that is a veteran homeless services provider. For the lived experience, nonprofit homeless services provider, and substance abuse and mental health profession positions, preference shall be given to applicants that are either from or based in Concord. 

The Working Group will meet in person once per month, at minimum, for approximately nine to twelve months, and meetings will last from 1-3 hours, depending on the agenda. Meetings will be subject to the Brown Act, noticed in advance, and open to the public with opportunities for public comment. Members are expected to attend all meetings, read all materials, and be prepared to listen and engage on the topics discussed.  

REGULAR MEETINGS

  • TBD

AGENDAS & MINUTES

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

MEMBERS

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NamePosition

Councilmember

Councilmember

Lived Experience Representative

Nonprofit Homeless Services Provider

Substance Abuse Professional

Mental Health Professional

Concord Resident and Property Owner

Business Community Representative

Veteran Homeless Services Provider