Homeless and Housing Task Force

Homeless mother and child sleeping on a couchThe Homeless and Housing Task Force (HHTF), facilitated by the Human Services Coalition, presents topics that educate and update the community on emergency shelter, supplemental food programs, affordable housing, transportation, and other basic needs of people currently experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The HHTF is also the educational arm of the Continuum of Care (CoC).

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.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Past Presentations:

April 3, 2024

Sunflower House Assessment Report

February 7, 2024
Community Health Network Powerpoint
Asteri Affordable Housing Information
Asteri Application


December 6, 2023
Anisa Mendizabal, Community Development Planner, Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency talked about the 2024 Consolidated Plan.
Screening Extended Clip of “It’s Basic” Documentary and Brief Review of Ithaca Guaranteed Income 


June 7, 2023
Samantha Hillson, Mara Schwartz and Emma Abbey from Tompkins County Whole Health shared information about the Community Health Worker Program including their services, how they reach people and more. 
Jeanine Westcott, Harm Reduction Coordinator at STAP provided both a Safe Handling of Sharps training and a Harm Reduction 101 presentation. 

April 5, 2023
The Learning Web and the Village at Ithaca presented information about their youth programs.

February 1, 2023
TC Action Presentation

December 7, 2022
Meeting Agenda
USICH Presentation – 7 Principles for Addressing Encampments
Home, Together: Tompkins Presentation

October 5, 2022

Couchsurfer Census Presentation