The members of the task force were selected by Mayor Mack because they represent various nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies that directly serve or are in some way impacted by the homeless. Their charge was to make recommendations on the following topics:
The above items were just a starting point as many other ideas were also explored during the task force meetings. Ultimately, the task force identified several key suggestions including establishing a work program for individuals willing to work, hosting service fairs, creating solicitation-free zones, adding a Homeless Outreach Team within the Longview Police Department, and much more.
Share your thoughts and suggestions and get involved:
Residents are encouraged to get involved and help implement the ideas of the task force. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or share your thoughts, please contact us using this form or call the City Manager's Office at 903-237-1021.