The purpose of the Tulare County Task Force on Homelessness is to advise and assist the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency in the Agency's efforts to address homelessness issues affecting the community and to report to the Tulare County Board of Supervisors on a periodic basis.
The Task Force is focused on identifying, developing, and implementing innovative strategies. It is intended to serve as the platform for coordinating existing local services and programs for homeless populations, leading to an increase in service-delivery efficiency and an overall reduction of homelessness in Tulare County.
Amy Shuklian, Tulare County Board of Supervisors
Timothy Lutz, Tulare County HHSA Director
Machael Smith, Kings/Tulare Homeless Alliance
Alan Knight, Law Enforcement
Mary Alice Escarsega–Fechner, Community Action
Caity Meader, Community Partner
Suzy Ward, Faith Community
Carmen Quevedo, Transit Authority
Betsy McGovern–Garcia, Affordable Housing Developer
Beth Wilshire, Education Sector
Bob Link, City of Visalia
Carlton Jones, City of Tulare
Martha Flores, City of Porterville
Angelica Molina, City of Dinuba
- Agendas and Meeting Minutes
Task Force on Homelessness agendas and minutes.
- Open Public Comment
This link will take you to a Google Form in which you can provide your contact information and your comments.
- Task Force Homeless Plan
Pathway Home Task Force Homeless Plan
- Point In Time
The Point in Time report is a federally required count of the Kings/Tulare County homeless population conducted in January each year.
- Inaugural Tulare County Homeless Summit (10.25.17)
This half-day summit brought together local experts as well as representatives from state and national best practices.