During the next Leon County Commissioners meeting, the Board will consider the request to schedule a workshop with the City of Tallahassee to discuss the homelessness issue. The Board will also consider scheduling a separate workshop on affordable housing.
This consideration comes after Tallahassee City Commissioners voted to delay a meeting with the County in early March 2021, choosing to wait until the Big Bend Continuum of Care was able to gather more data on the issue.
If approved by the County Board, the workshop will be scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with both the County and City Commission and the Big Bend Continuum of Care (CoC).
The joint workshop on homelessness, will provide an overview of the problem in Leon County. The workshop will include presentations focused on homeless encampments, homeless service resources, and details on federal and state funding of homeless services in the community. The CoC will present extensive data on homelessness and the needs of the community.
Also, County staff will work with the City to identify a date in early 2022 to schedule a workshop to discuss affordable housing. This meeting will take place after the completion of the City and County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee annual reports.