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Community Advisory Committee on Homelessness (CACH)

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 On June 25, 2019, the City Council directed the following:

 Motion carried to:

  • Adopt the CACH nominations and work plan to include all pending homelessness-related policy considerations, and to ensure those with lived experience are included in all phases (both applicants and others expressing interest), with additional instructions to the CACH members to:
  • Engage with the communities at the 1220 River Street site, HPHP (Homeless Persons Health Project), Coral Street, Salvation Army, and VFW to have a clear understanding of the systems of care, but to also ensure there are no barriers to their engagement with CACH.
  • Explore connecting with WISE and the Wisdom Council.
  • Build on the foundation from existing and previous work.
  • Explore adding two members who are currently experiencing homelessness, or have experienced homelessness as decided by CACH.
  • Create their own work plan and timeline, using the submitted work plan as a template.
  • Review previous work done by the City to incorporate for policy recommendation.



On Aug. 20, 2019, the CACH approved their Bylaws

On Oct. 1, 2019, the CACH approved Bylaws for their Sub-Committees



All CACH meetings have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis. 



June 10, 2020

Feb. 18, 2020

Feb. 4, 2020

Jan. 21, 2020

Jan. 7, 2020

Dec. 17, 2019

Dec. 3, 2019

Nov. 19, 2019

Nov. 5, 2019

October 15, 2019

October 1, 2019

September 17, 2019

September 10, 2019 (Special Meeting)

September 3, 2019

August 20, 2019

July 30, 2019



Ami Chen Mills-Naim  Alie Soares
Candice Elliott Don Lane
Dwaine Tait Taj Leahy
Aran Nichel Charles "Stoney" Brook
Serg Kagno Brooke Newman
Rafael Sonnenfeld Stina Roach
   Evan Morrison