Homeless Coordinating Committee

The amount of people experiencing homelessness throughout Arapahoe County more than doubled from 2020 to 2021. Many of our neighbors are living on the brink, just one lost paycheck or emergency expense away from a crisis. This is why addressing homelessness is important to the quality of life in our communities. It is a complex social challenge that no singular agency can solve on its own. Partnership is the foundation to finding solutions.

That is why Arapahoe County is working with more than 40 local agencies and municipalities to take a regional approach to the issue. The Homeless Coordinating Committee will manage resources, leverage partnerships, and collaborate to provide enhanced access to services. 

The vision is to ensure shared goals across the county and throughout the existing efforts in place, coordinate priorities together, and joint implementation.

  • Policy Forum: advise strategic direction, steward support and secure/leverage funding
  • Executive Leadership: recommend multi-year plans, direct/oversee implementation and establish metrics
  • Technical Action Committees: provide specific expertise to develop programs and services, identify solutions

If you're interested in joining the committee, please contact Katherine Smith at ksmith@arapahoegov.com

Meetings & Agendas

**COMING SOON**

History

Over the years, local partnerships and organizations have formed to set the foundation for future work. What these groups have accomplished is amazing and set a foundation for the coordinating committee and future work. Change the Trend and Tri-Cities Homelessness Policy Group, the Arapahoe County Justice Coordinating Committee (ACJCC) Behavioral Health Subcommittee and Visioning Summit, the Permanent Supportive Housing Toolkit, the Arapahoe County committee on impacting homelessness, the Center for Housing and Homelessness Research (CHHR), and Aurora at Home to name a few.