On Thursday, October 13, the Council Committee on Housing and Economic Development (HED) will be discussing the formation of a working group to assist with the creation and oversight of the City’s Homeless Strategic Plan.
A resident survey conducted in January cited homelessness as an area of concern for many Concord residents. This spring Council set aside $2.4 million to address this issue, and on Sept. 27 they allocated an additional $3 million from the American Rescue Plan Act for a total of $5.4 million to be put toward plans established in the Homeless Strategic Plan.
In August, Council agreed to hire a consultant to work with staff and the community to create the strategic plan, and referred the discussion and development of a working group to HED, which will take place at the October 13 meeting. The working group will help oversee development of the strategic plan and offer diverse perspectives on issues concerning it.
The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden conference room located in Wing A at City Hall, 1950 Parkside Drive. The Council agenda, staff report, and other documents will be available on the City’s website.