What is the Housing Stability Task Force?

The Housing Stability Task Force is a cross sector group established by the local COVID-19 Recovery Czars with the purpose of addressing the effects of the rental housing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn on the energy sector.

The goal of the Task Force is to mitigate the impacts of the COVID19 crisis on tenants and landlords by stabilizing households and preventing an increase of evictions.  The task force will do this by providing proactive advice that will enable government officials and other partners to take preventive steps to minimize the negative effects of the on-going housing crisis on public health (both physical and economic.)  

If the Task Force is successful the community will be able to prevent increased pressure on government and non-profit services that would result from a spike in homelessness and mortgage foreclosure.

Prevent an Increase in Evictions

 

Mitigate the effects of Housing Instability for Tenants and Landlords

Stabilize Households for the benefit of Public Health

 

The Task Force’s work began in July 2020 and is taking a phased approach. 

Short-term Crisis Response (Triage)

Goal: Address Urgent Issues, Influence Local Response, Recommend Immediate Interventions.

We hope the trusting relationships we build in  the short term will create the social capital needed to tackle the long-term structural issues

Long-term Structural Change (Long-term Care)

Address underlying issues, Influence Long-Term Strategy, provide system-wide recommendations