Open Call: Progressive Revenue Taskforce on Housing and Homelessness

On Monday, November 20, 2017, the City Council passed a resolution creating a taskforce that will explore potential new progressive revenue sources, including an Employee Hours Tax (EHT) and identify investments to be paid for using those progressive revenue sources that would assist people who are homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless in obtaining and retaining stable housing.

The City Council is calling for taskforce member submissions that include an individual’s resume and letter of interest that should detail the individual’s subject matter expertise and reason of interest for joining the taskforce in no more than one paragraph.

Individuals with subject matter expertise on housing, health care, and homelessness; service providers; civic leaders; labor representatives; individuals who have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness; business organizations; economic equity experts; community organizations; community coalitions; community leaders; and small and large business owners should apply.

The taskforce will provide recommendations on one or more dedicated progressive revenue sources and a proposal for investments related to those progressive revenue sources that would assist people, who are homeless or at high-risk of experiencing homelessness, in obtaining and retaining stable housing by February 26, 2018.

The deadline for submissions will be Monday, December 4, 2017, and the taskforce membership will be finalized by December 11, 2017.