The Mission of the Coalition is “to provide a coordinated, compassionate and effective environment to help homeless persons achieve self-sufficiency through the preservation and creation of affordable housing, prevention of homelessness, restoration of homeless persons to stable living environments, and promotion of community awareness of homelessness issues through education, legislative advocacy, mutual support and the sharing of resources.
February Meeting: 2/21/24 at 2pm via Zoom
Please join us for this month's virtual meeting to learn more about available Naloxone Distribution Cabinets from Salish Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization (Salish BH-ASO). Salish BH-ASO has ten naloxone cabinets, each able to hold about 50 boxes, and they are hoping to identify interested community partners and locations to install them. They would like to have one placed in central locations within Port Orchard, Bremerton, and Silverdale.
Kirsten Jewell will also be joining us to give an update from the Department of Commerce Housing Division.
To continue with our standing agenda items, there will be updates from the KHHC Executive Team regarding Project Connect and award nominations, Kitsap County, and other agencies with an opportunity to share that is open to all attendees. We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!
February Monthly Meeting (Virtual)
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 2-4pm Pacific Time
Register via Zoom at the link below:
Note: Our Zoom meeting settings require registration. This will help us to keep our mailing list current and it will automatically give you the option to add a calendar invite. If you've already registered, you will not need to register again- this is a recurring meeting link. If you don't have the meeting on your calendar already, just register again to generate the calendar invite.
KHHC monthly meetings occur on the third Wednesday of each month from 2-4pm Pacific. The virtual meetings are open to the public via Zoom. They are also streamed live on YouTube and Facebook via The Conduit and Marwan Cameron of Gather Together Grow Together. Make sure to subscribe to get notified.
January Meeting: 1/17/24 at 2pm via Zoom
KHHC Recap and History, Meal Guide Update, Other Resources Update & Upcoming Activities and Meetings.
Point-In-Time Count Overview
Point-In-Tim Count Info - https://www.kitsapgov.com/hs/Pages/HH-Point-in-Time.aspx
Project Connect Update and Q&A
Tuesday, January 23, at Gateway Church, Poulsbo
Wednesday, January 24, at Salvation Army, Bremerton
Thursday, January 25, at Methodist Church, Port Orchard
Project Connect Info – www.kitsaphhc.org > Project Connect
Direct Link - https://sites.google.com/view/kitsapprojectconnect
Kitsap County Division of Housing and Homelessness Updates
Please note that the December meeting has been cancelled and that the KHHC will reconvene its monthly meeting, Wednesday, January 17.
Please join us this month for a shelter and winter resources update.
Tune in on Zoom to hear from representatives of Bremerton Salvation Army, Kitsap Rescue Mission, and more. The City of Bremerton will also be presenting on the input they are seeking in regards to the shelter they are planning.
Since KHHC will not have a meeting in December, please bring information from your organization about:
Other standing agenda items include:
As always, please bring any news from your agency to share at the end.
November Monthly Meeting (Virtual)
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 2-4pm Pacific Time
Register via Zoom at the link below:
Last month's meeting was our busiest yet! Thank you to everyone for continuing to make time for KHHC. A special thanks to our presenters:
Below are the resources presented at the October meeting, please reach out to the contacts listed for more information.
The Mission of the Coalition is “to provide leadership to end homelessness through planning, coordination among social service providers, advocacy, and education. The following is the criteria for membership:
1. Member organizations must sign a membership agreement supporting the KHHC's mission and purpose. 2. Member organizations must agree to actively participate in the Coalition including attendance at 50% or more of the regular monthly meetings.
The Kitsap Housing & Homelessness Coalition (KHHC) supports its members in the fight against homelessness in Kitsap County. KHHC was formed to provide a system of coordinated services to assist homeless persons move from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The KHHC is responsible for implementing the Homeless Housing Plan (HHP) in our community. The HHP can be found at www.kitsapregionalcouncil.org - Affordable Housing, Homeless Housing Plan 2008. Our community needs to maintain adequate housing of appropriate types in order to help our homeless residents to permanent housing stability.
The Kitsap Housing & Homelessness Coalition:
The Kitsap Housing & Homelessness Coalition coordinates an Annual Homeless Point in Time count at the end of January. The Homeless Count is an important tool to help assess the community’s needs and plan for: √ Adequate and appropriate housing √ Strategies to address the community’s homeless need √ Linkages between homeless individuals and families with housing and services.
The Kitsap Housing & Homelessness Coalition actively participates in State and local legislative advocacy. The KHHC works to end homelessness in partnership with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (WLIHA). The KHHC endorses the legislative priorities concerning homelessness set by the WLIHA.
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