The Homeless and Housing Task Force, facilitated by the Human Services Coalition, presents topics that educate and update members on emergency shelter, supplemental food programs, affordable housing, transportation, and other basic needs of people currently experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The Homeless and Housing Task Force is also the educational arm of the Continuum of Care (CoC).
Meeting attendance ranges from 35 to 50 individuals (with a mailing list of more than 600). Broad support and participation comes from service providers, public housing agencies, school systems and universities, businesses, hospitals, law enforcement, Workforce Development, local funders, volunteers, local elected officials, faith-based organizations, homeless and formerly homeless people, and the public.
The Task Force meetings are held in Sixth Floor Board Room of the Tompkins County Mental Health Building (201 E Green St, Ithaca, NY). The meetings are free and open to the public.