Neighborhood meeting, Nov 30, 2016

Wednesday November 30th Neighborhood Outreach Meeting (125 present)

Opening and Welcome Pastor Lindsey

 Guests:

 Tom Schwedhelm Vice Mayor

Jennielynn Holmes Catholic Charities

 David Gouin Santa Rosa City Director of Housing

John Creagan- SR Police

 Slide Show Presentation= Norm Hardin

Tom Schwedhelm

  • Really want to do this the right way.
  • What will make this work for you? How can this be a win, win?
  • State declared Housing First model is the solution.
  • CHAP is a promising practice for transition to housing.
  • Community wide issues need community wide support.

Jennielynn Holmes

  • Looking for creative ways to end Homelessness
  • Years of experience working with neighbors
  • All of us can be a part of the solution
  • Safe parking program led to 27 households finding housing
  • This pilot will be looking for people who are screened, accepted for housing vouchers with Catholic Charities working with them
  • Continued support through day and night
  • Let’s continue to have these kinds of conversations
  • How can we make this pilot program a success?
  • Last year Catholic Charities housed 600 people

David Gouin

  • CHAPP Safe Parking Program- FUMC first to be involved.
  • Additional  new CHAP programs- safe storage and safe camping

An honest and unrestrained conversation ensued.  Issues, concerns and questions covered the following topics:

  • safety for residents and school
  • use of city property as alternative
  • services available for transitional community residents
  • How can number be kept at 20?
  • Cooking, kitchen area, heat, pets
  • Drug testing
  • Gateway to homeless
  • Why state of emergency in city?
  • Screening process
  • Effect on property value?

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Event Date: 

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 18:30