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BOARD/COMMISSION:  Task Force on Shelter


Address

400 Wabasha St No # 400
St. Paul, MN
55102


Supporting Entity/Enabling Legislation Supported by Housing Finance Agency

ENABLING LEGISLATION
2021 First Special Session, Chapter 8
Enabled: 07-01-2021 Expires: 12-15-2022

Chair and Contact
CONTACT
Elizabeth Dressel
(651) 248-5548
  • CHAIR
Membership

Membership includes: Commissioner of Human Services or a designee; Commissioner of Corrections or a designee; Commissioner of Health or a designee; Commissioner of Public Safety or a designee; Commissioner of Transportation or a designee; Commissioner of Veterans Affairs or a designee; three public members who have experienced homelessness and resided in a shelter, at least one must be from greater MN; one public member who has experienced homelessness and chose to remain unsheltered; one representative of Street Voices of Change; one representative of Freedom from the Streets; two representatives from an organization that advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities; one representative from an organization that advocates on behalf of persons experiencing homelessness; one representative from an organization that provides legal services to persons experiencing homelessness; four representatives of organizations representing shelter providers of whom, two must provide shelter in the seven-county metro area and two must provide shelter in greater Minnesota, one of which must provide shelters to families and one of which must also be a victim service provider that is funded to provide shelter to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; two representatives from cities, one representing a metropolitan city and the other representing a city in greater MN; two representatives from counties, one representing a metropolitan county and the other representing a county in greater MN.

Member Info

COMPENSATION

  • Per Diem: $0.00
  • Other Compensation: Task force members shall serve without compensation, except for the public members. Members eligible for compensation shall receive expenses as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision 6. Members of advisory task forces shall not receive the per diem specified in this section but shall receive expenses in the same manner and amount as provided in the commissioner's plan under section 43A.18, subdivision 2. Members who, as a result of time spent attending task force meetings.

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

  • Requires Older Member - no
  • Requires Senate Approval - no
  • Members file campaign finance and disclosure - no

Entity Powers and Duties, Activity Summary

The Task Force on Shelter is established to develop standards for the provision of shelter and examine the need for, and feasibility and cost of, establishing state oversight of shelter. The Task Force is required to examine existing shelter policies and practices in shelters of all types, engage stakeholders, and make recommendations to the legislature regarding standards that will strengthen the shelter system and ensure that shelters have the ability and resources to provide safe and appropriate shelter services to those in need. The task force must submit an initial report to the legislature no later than February 1, 2022 and a final report no later than December 15, 2022.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY



Meeting Information
Meetings typically last: First meeting is scheduled for August 16, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 pm.
Meeting Frequency: The Task Force must meet at least once every two months. Meeting schedule will be determined by the Task Force.

Meetings are held at:
The first meeting will take place virtually, with potential for future in person meetings to take place in St. Paul, MN. The August 16, 2021 meeting can be accessed at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5129567406996938511


Fiscal Information
Annual Staff Hours:
Total Appropriations:
Appropriations Description:
Fiscal Year Expenses:

Expenses Description:

Open Positions (1)
POSITION 1st Application Review Date #SEATS
Freedom from the Streets 9/14/2022 1 APPLY

NAME
POSITION
APPLICATION DATE
ACTION
Jonda Crum
Public Member - Experienced Homelessness and Resided in a Shelter
12/8/2021
Jules Duvall
Public Member - Experienced Homelessness and Resided in a Shelter
2/24/2022
Tiffany Johnson godsinme@rocketmail.com
Public Member - Experienced Homelessness and Resided in a Shelter
12/16/2021
Amy Midthus
Public Member - Experienced Homelessness and Resided in a Shelter
12/8/2021
Dr Chukwuemeka Nnoli
Public Member - Experienced Homelessness and Resided in a Shelter
12/7/2021
Saudade SammuelSon
Public Member - Experienced Homelessness and Resided in a Shelter
12/1/2021
Jason Urbanczyk
Public Member - Experienced Homelessness and Resided in a Shelter
12/27/2021
junail Andy
Freedom from the Streets
3/30/2022
John Bradley
Freedom from the Streets
3/31/2022
Angela Angela Finn a_finn2018@outlook.com
Freedom from the Streets
9/26/2022
Rosa Maciel
Freedom from the Streets
3/29/2022
Linda Soderstrom
Freedom from the Streets
8/29/2022
junail Andy
Organization that advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities
3/29/2022
pamela bidear
Organization that advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities
4/5/2022
Melea Blanchard
Organization that advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities
3/23/2022
Andrea Hinderaker
Organization that advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities
2/9/2022
Andrea Hinderaker
Organization that advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities
2/9/2022
Andrea Hinderaker
Organization that advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities
2/9/2022
Nancy Bokelmann
Representatives from Cities
12/20/2021
Linda Soderstrom
Representatives from Cities
12/21/2021

No pending appointments found.

POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
ACTION
Commissioner of Corrections (or designee)
Commissioner of Corrections
Past Term End
08/31/2022
Commissioner of Health (or Designee)
Commissioner of Health
Past Term End
08/31/2022
Commissioner of Human Services (or designee)
Commissioner of Human Services
Past Term End
08/31/2022
Commissioner of Public Safety (or Designee)
Commissioner of Public Safety
Past Term End
08/31/2022
Commissioner of Transportation (or Designee)
Commissioner of Transportation
Past Term End
08/31/2022
Commissioner of Veterans Affairs (or Designee)
Commissioner of Veterans Affairs
Past Term End
08/31/2022
Staff Contact
Staff
Filled
07/01/2025
Staff Contact #3
Staff
Filled
08/29/2026
Staff Contact #2
Staff
Filled
07/07/2025

Current Members (18)
POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
Freedom from the Streets Representative
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Posted
12/31/2022
Organization that advocates on behalf of persons experiencing homelessness
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Representative #1 - Organization that advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Representative #2 - Organization that advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Representative from an organization that provides legal services to persons experiencing homelessnes
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Public Member - Experienced Homelessness and chose to remain unsheltered
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Public Member #1 - Experienced Homelessness and Resided in a Shelter
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Public Member #2 - Experienced Homelessness and Resided in a Shelter
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Public Member #3 - (Greater Minnesota) Experienced Homelessness and Resided in a Shelter
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Representative from Cities - Greater Minnesota
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Representative from Cities - Metropolitan city
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Representative from Counties - Greater Minnesota
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Representative from Counties - Metropolitan County
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Shelter Provider #1 (seven-county metro area)
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Shelter Provider #2 (seven-county metro area)
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Shelter Provider #3 (Greater Minnesota)
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Shelter Provider #4 (Greater Minnesota)
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022
Street Voices of Change Representative
Director - MN Interagency Council on Homelessness
Filled
12/31/2022