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  Select Committee on Homelessness and Affordable Housing

PURPOSE

Previously known as the Beyond Homelessness Committee, the Select Committee on Homelessness and Affordable Housing has been re-structured to facilitate the provision of interagency advocacy in support of a Housing First approach to ending homelessness and providing affordable housing.

The City of Prince George has adopted a Housing First Policy as part of the Social Development Strategy.  Housing First is an approach to ending homelessness that centers on providing those that are homeless with housing quickly and then providing services as needed. What differentiates a Housing First approach from traditional emergency shelter or transitional housing approaches is that it is “housing-based”, with an immediate and primary focus on helping individuals and families quickly access and sustain permanent housing.

Click here to see the Select Committee on Homelessness and Affordable Housing's Terms of Reference.

STRUCTURE AND MEMBERSHIP

The Select Committee will model collaboration beyond the meeting room by sharing information with other partners (real and potential) and will adjust membership as necessary to reflect evolving capacity requirements. 

 

Membership will include senior level representation from the following partner organizations:

  • City of Prince George (3 members of Council);
  • Prince George Native Friendship Centre (1);
  • Prince George Metis Housing Society (1);
  • Northern Health Authority (1);
  • Community Partners Addressing Homelessness (1);
  • BC Housing (1);
  • Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (1);
  • RCMP (1)
  • Downtown Prince George (1); and
  • Ministry of Justice (1).

 

Relevant stakeholders will be invited to participate in Committee meetings when they can provide a particular expertise with regard to the subject matter being discussed at specific meetings.

  
Terms of Reference - Select Committee on Homelessness and Affordable Housing

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