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EVERYONE HAS A PLACE


ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED OF HOUSING?

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ARE YOU A VETERAN IN NEED OF HOUSING AND HELP?
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ARE YOU A YOUTH IN CRISIS? CALL 805-469-5882 IMMEDIATELY FOR HELP





Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

Agenda   11/6/19
Ventura Social Service Task Force
3:15; 303 N Ventura Ave; Family to Family room
         I.            Call to order and welcome   (Kevin Clerici)
       II.            Introductions (Kevin Clerici)
     III.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 11/6/19  (Kevin Clerici)
    IV.            Approval of or changes to the minutes of 10/2/19   (Kevin Clerici)
      V.            Treasurers report (Jan Schmutte)
    VI.            Update from the City of Ventura  Safe and Clean, Housing and Homelessness (Meredith Hart)
   VII.            Agency update  report from City Center and Tenderlife  (Rev Jim Duran)
 VIII.            Consensus approval  of the 3 part VSSTF Housing Advocacy Goals (Kevin Clerici)
a)       Inclusionary plan
b)      Overlay zone for mixed use and other zoning and possible ordinances
c)       Support for plans for very low and extremely low housing plans, developed by low income housing developers after a review by VSSTF
     IX.            Discussion of housing strategy implementation. Actions that we can take, what, when (Kevin Clerici)
a)       Over all discussion (Kevin Clerici)
b)      Meeting with school and district and speaker needed for 11/12/19 school board meeting (Judy Alexandre, Jerry Breiner)
c)       Sonja Flores and Homes for All
d)      Other
       X.            Reports
a)       Homeless Prevention Fund  (Brian Brennan, John Jones))
b)      Continuum of Care  (Jennifer Harkey)
c)       Faith Sub Committee of VSSTF  (Marianne Norton)
d)      Thanksgiving ant Community Presbyterian Church  planning meeting on 11/9, 10:30am (Judy Alexandre)
e)      Homeless Memorial (Kappy Paulsen,  Rev.Dana Worsnap)
f)        Christmas Shoppe, Dec. 14, 2019 (Judy Alexandre)
g)       Census update (Judy Alexandre)
h)      Agency information, updates
i)        Other
     XI.            Other (Kevin Clerici)
   XII.            Adjourn, Next meeting is 12/4/19, 3:15, 303 N Ventura Ave
Upcoming Meetings
Homeless Prevention Fund, (VSSTF, Inc.) Unitarian Universalist Church, Ralston Ave, 4pm., 11/20/19, Sue Brinkmeyer (suebrinkmeyer@earthlink.net)
City of Ventura Safe and Clean, Housing and Homeless subcommittee, 4pm, 12/3/19  Meredith Hart mhart@cityofventura.ca.gov
Faith subcommittee of VSSTF, Church of the Foothills, 3pm, Dec. 11  Marianne Norton (ma4mail@gmail.com)
Homes for all contact John jones (johnsandersjones@gmail.com or Sonja Flores (sflores@hacityofventura.org)
Continuum of Care; TBA Jennifer Harkey (Jennifer.harkey@ventura.org) or check the COC website
Vulnerable Populations Housing Advocacy Network contact Clyde Reynolds, (cbrreynolds@roadrunner.com) meeting on 11/21/19 9am

COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE (subject to change)
 
City of Ventura Housing Committee - TBD 4:00pm @ City Hall
Faith Community - meets 4th Wednesday 3:00PM @ Church of the Foothills
Homeless Prevention - meets 3rd Thursday 4:00pm @ location TBD
Homes for All - meets by invitation only via John Jones

The mission of the Ventura Social Services Task force (VSSTF) is to create and implement an integrated community strategy to end homelessness in the City of Ventura. The goals of the VSSTF include

1. involving a broad cross section of the community, including representatives from elected officials, governmental agencies and departments, law enforcement, businesses, social service agencies, charitable foundations, faith-based organizations, community groups, pubic and private housing developers, homeless individuals and concerned citizens;

2. developing a common understanding of the root causes and circumstances of homelessness, how persons are affected, and the impact of homelessness on the community;

3. identifying current best practices to end homelessness;

4. developing and/or adopting strategic initiatives that identify measurable
objectives, timelines, responsibilities, budgets and sources of resources,
including funds.

Ventura's VSSTF is an inclusive, all-volunteer organization.  Everyone in our community is invited to join us around the table to craft the actions moving us to the day when "Everyone Has a Place".

We meet every 1st Wednesday of the month from 3:15-5:15 PM, at Family to Family, 303 N Ventura Ave


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