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WCDP meeting: Housing and Homelessness Crisis in Washtenaw County

March 4, 2023 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday.   Update:  Zoom Only.  Saturday’s meeting is no longer hybrid and will be online due to the snow forecast (9 inches😱). The agenda remains the same.

A hybrid in-person and Zoom meeting this month. For the in-person crowd,
meet at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center where, at this time,
masks are optional. Details on both options below.
The Housing and Homelessness Crisis in Washtenaw County

There has been a significant spike in people experiencing homelessness in
Washtenaw County this winter, especially families who cannot find housing.
Local housing and homelessness service providers and others involved with
the crisis will inform us about the impact of the lack of housing on the
most vulnerable in our community, and its negative effects for education,
business, health care systems, and so many other aspects of life across the
county. We’ll learn more about what we can do about it. Read more on MLive.

We’ll also be joined by elected representatives for conversation and Q&A
about legislative work in Lansing and in the County Board of Commissioners.

*Meeting Agenda*

9:15 – 9:45.— *Social hour*

9:45 – 10:45 — *Organization business and Conversations with our

– U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, with updates on business in D.C., including
her bill to protect domestic violence survivors from gun violence.
– Rep. Carrie Rheingans, on proposed legislation for Michigan to join
the National Popular Vote Initiative
– State Rep. Jason Morgan (HD23) and State Senator Sue Shink (SD14) will
discuss the package of gun violence prevention bills introduced in the last
two weeks
– Senator Jeff Irwin, Chair, Housing and Human Services Committee, will
speak to Democratic legislative action on the homelessness crisis.

10:45 – 12:00 — *Homelessness Program & Panel*
Judge Cedric Simpson
County Commissioner Andy LaBarre
Amanda Carlisle, Executive Director of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance,
Aubrey Patiño Executive Director Avalon Housing
Morghan Boydston, Human Services Manager, OCED/Office of Community and
Economic Development.

*Attend in person*
The Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center (LRC) is at 4135 Washtenaw
Ave., Ann Arbor, 48108.
The LRC is part of the Sheriff’s office complex. The most visible landmark from
Washtenaw is St. Luke’s church, which shares a driveway with the LRC, immediately west of the church.

*Attend via Zoom:*
Join the meeting through Zoom beginning at 9:45:

Meeting ID: 874 0608 6300
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March 4, 2023
9:15 am - 12:00 pm


Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center
4135 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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