Ballard Community Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger Meeting

March 26, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Nyer Urness House
1753 Northwest 56th Street
Seattle, WA 98107

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

LOCATION:  Nyer Urness House, 1753 NW 56th St., (East Meeting Room)

This month, Josh Fogt of Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s office will talk about the 2015-16 budget for homeless services. He will bring a summary of the (approximately) $35 million in the base budget and address how $1.2 million of new funding will be allocated to homeless services.

Also this month, Mercedes Elizalde of LIHI will be here to present on the Community Housing Caucus and their recommendations for addressing Seattle’s housing emergency. 

Agendas and Minutes

This forum is an open discussion place for any person concerned with homelessness and hunger in Ballard. All persons are welcome to the table and will be seated alongside other members and encouraged to participate in the conversation.  The meeting adheres to a preset agenda and is led by an agreed upon Coordinator who manages the discussion according to the timetable.  Members of the taskforce reserve the right to change this format upon majority vote as necessary.

 Mission of the Taskforce:  The Ballard Community Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger (BCTHH) works to end homelessness and hunger in the Ballard community by providing a forum for service providers, community advocates and governmental agencies to share information, capitalize on their collective resources and coordinate efforts.  We will work as advocates of change and partners of compassion toward a just and supportive community. 


  1. Encourage local residents and community organizations to work with community members who face homeless and/or hunger.
  2. Support and partner with non-profit, religious, government, for-profit and community groups who provide programs and resources for vulnerable residents in our community.
  3. Mobilize resources within and outside Ballard to provide adequate food, shelter and supportive services for all residents of Ballard.
  4. Provide a venue for honest, open discussion of the challenges faced by homeless residents and the groups that serve them, including ways to meet those challenges successfully.
  5. Link individuals with unique challenges with organizations that provide relevant specialized services.