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June 13, 2024

Ashland asks for volunteers for homelessness master plan subcommittee

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Introductory meeting set for Tuesday afternoon; subcommittee applications accepted through Jan. 15

By Morgan Rothborne, Ashland.news

The Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee is in need of volunteers to  begin work on a master plan for homelessness services.

Until 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, Ashland residents can sign up to serve on the Housing and Human Services Homeless Services Master Plan Subcommittee. 

The subcommittee will create a draft plan of action for the city of Ashland to address the growing problem of homelessness by identifying strengths and weaknesses in the resources and systems currently available and suggesting ideas to improve them, according to the Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee’s web page

Members of the subcommittee will work on defining what the existing systems or “continuum of care” for homelessness are, gaps in these systems and engaging the Ashland community for feedback and ideas for improvement. This work will include an inventory of available shelter beds, existing housing projects and potential recommendations for interim housing solutions. The subcommittee will also offer recommendations for the emergency shelter at 2200 Ashland St., according to the web page. 

An introductory meeting for the subcommittee will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Siskiyou Room of the Ashland Community Development Building at 51 Winburn Way. 

To apply for the subcommittee, visit the city’s application site

The Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee also has a vacant seat. For more information or to apply, visit the committee’s web page. 

Email Ashland.news reporter Morgan Rothborne at morganr@ashland.news.

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