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2022 Walla Walla County Homeless Housing Annual Action Plan Report

Council on Housing By-Laws


Each County is required to have a governing body that provides expertise and direction on the 5-year homeless plan, education, advocacy on homeless issues within the County and allocation of homeless housing funds. A version of this governing body, the Council on Homelessness, had been in existence since the early 90’s, but was not formalized until 2005 with the passage of House Bill 2163 and the associated RCW 36.22.179. This legislation also created the Homeless Housing Fund, which is administered through a contract with the Department of Commerce and Housing and Urban Development.

A formal community forum was held May 10, 2018, to discuss what changes needed to occur to the Council on Homelessness in order to make it a stronger, more inclusive governing body. Community services providers and individuals in Walla Walla County communities made recommendations on how to increase transparency, the ability to achieve the goal of ending homelessness, and to better serve the region. This community feedback also indicated that the existing Council on Homelessness be retired, and a new governing body be created in its place – the Walla Walla County Council on Housing.

The By-Laws for the newly formed Walla Walla County Council on Housing were adopted by the Walla Walla County Commissioners on November 5, 2018. The Council’s organizational structure was created with extensive input from service providers and community members. Links to both the adopted By-Laws and Organizational Chart are included below.


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Contact
For more information about the Council on Housing, please contact
Samantha Jackle
509-524-2666
sjackle@co.walla-walla.wa.us.

Council on Housing Meetings
2022

10/26/23 COH Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/28/23 COH Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/27/23 COH Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
06/15/23 COH Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
05/25/23 COH Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/27/23 COH Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/23/23 COH Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/23/23 COH Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/26/23 COH Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
11/17/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
10/27/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
08/25/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/28/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
05/26/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/28/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/24/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/24/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
2021

12/02/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
11/16/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
10/28/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/23/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
08/26/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
06/24/21 Regular Meeting Agenda      
05/27/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/22/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       More...
03/25/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/25/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/28/21 Regular Meeting Minutes      
2020

11/10/20 Regular Meeting Agenda      
10/22/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/24/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/23/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
06/25/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
05/28/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/23/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/09/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/27/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/23/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
2019

10/24/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/26/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
06/27/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
06/14/19 Council on Housing Community Summit Agenda      
05/23/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/28/19 Regular Meeting Agenda      
02/28/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/29/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes