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ARE YOU IN IMMEDIATE NEED OF HOUSING?

PLEASE CLICK HERE or dial 805.477.2202

Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm

 

ARE YOU A VETERAN IN NEED OF HELP?
CALL 877-424-3838

 

ARE YOU A YOUTH IN CRISIS?

CALL 805-469-5882 NOW


The City of Ventura is inviting you to participate in an online survey to help inform the use of HOME American Rescue Plan ("HOME-ARP") funds to serve the following four qualifying populations:
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Individuals at risk of homelessness
  • Persons fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  • Other populations at the greatest risk of housing instability (as defined by HUD)
Consultation with organizations serving one or more of the HOME-ARP qualifying populations is a crucial and required component of receiving this funding for the region. We may also be reaching out to you individually for a virtual consultation and/or requesting input at community meetings, but this survey enables us to gather important information about the needs and priorities for the populations you serve. 

This
survey is intended to gather input from stakeholders who are serving the HOME-ARP qualifying populations serving the City of Ventura such as homeless services providers, shelter providers, domestic violence service providers, affordable housing providers, veterans’ groups, local governments, and more.

Survey Link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VenturaHOME-ARP





Agenda for the Most Recent Regular Meeting

draft minutes to be approved

Ventura Social Services Task Force
Agenda   2/1/2023   3:15pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81514995979
         I.            Call to order (Judy Alexandre)
       II.            Introductions (Judy Alexandre)
     III.            Approval of or changes to the minutes of 1/4/23 (Thank you, Rob! Judy Alexandre)
    IV.            Approval of or changes to the agenda for 2/1/23 (Judy Alexandre)
      V.            Financial report (Dave or Jan Schmutte)
    VI.            Advocacy:
a)       Inclusionary Housing (Sonja Flores, Kyler Carlson)
b)      Letters, meeting with Council, Planning Commission (Sonja Flores)
c)       Dump stations (Kappy Paulson)
d)      Other
   VII.            Follow up discussion re homeless strategies (Leona Rollins, Jennifer Harkey)
 VIII.            General Plan update (Kyler Carlson)
     IX.            Legislative update (Pam Marshall)
All current key housing update legislative approvals from 2022 to current
       X.            Agency updates and any new housing updates (all report as have information) including The Arch, City Center, Turning Point, Salvation Army, Housing Authority, One Stop)
     XI.            Reports
a)       City of Ventura (Leona Rollins, councilmember?)
b)      Continuum of Care (Jenn Harkey)
c)       Faith Subcommittee (Pam Kelley)
d)      Other
   XII.            Adjourn:  next meeting is 3/1/23   3:15pm  via Zoom
 
Meetings:
HOPES Committee 2/14/23 3pm City Hall community room
Planning Commission 2/23 6pm City Hall
City Council 2/27 6pm Inclusionary Housing
Faith Subcommittee 2/17/23  3pm  Pam Kelley, jk3pam@gmail.com 
Continuum of Care?
 
 

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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