Shelter Better Task Force

In partnership with Our Path Home, the Shelter Better Task Force was created by Mayor Lauren McLean to explore options for doing shelter better and create a solution that's right for our city. Comprised of passionate community members devoted to meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents, the Better Shelter Task Force is ready to meet the charge of creating a data-informed shelter solution.

The overarching goal of the group will be to produce a recommendation for doing shelter better in our city to guide how we approach emergency shelters, where emergency shelters are located, the services they provide and the crisis management they are responsible for in Boise. Together the members will:

  • Use data to better understand the issue of homelessness in our community.
  • Review the shelter needs analysis.
  • Establish a framework to collectively evaluate potential solutions in line with best practices.
  • Use that framework to review proposals and develop a comprehensive recommendation for better shelter.

Learn More

View Shelter Better Final Report

Scheduled Meetings

Task Force meetings will be open to the community. To preserve the integrity of the meetings and to ensure that members are able to have productive, open conversations and ultimately develop a Shelter Better Task Force: Final Recommendation Report, residents and media who are not members of the task force will be invited to observe the meetings virtually.

Meeting #2

Monday, July 26 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Homework Assignments

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Meeting #9

Friday, September 10 | 9 a.m.

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