Yakima County Homeless Coalition

The primary purpose of the Yakima County Homeless Coalition is to develop and review the Yakima County 5-Year Plan, which will be reviewed annually by the Board of County Commissioners, who is the local legislative authority and holds the ultimate responsibility for the homeless housing programs within Yakima County, as outlined in RCW 43.185C.

The Yakima Homeless Coalition operates under the guidance of the Yakima County Homeless Housing and Assistance Program Charter

Yakima County Homeless Coalition 2023 Executive Committee Members:

County Commissioner Representative:  Kyle Curtis
City of Yakima Representative:  Matt Brown
For Profit Business Representative:  Linda DiLembo
YVCOG Member Representative:  Kevin Wickenhagen
Individual with Lived Experience of Homelessness:  Carla Smith Schneider, Miriam Saavedra (alternate)
Public Safety Representative: Joseph Brusic 
YHC Representative:  Suzi Carpino
YHC Representative:  Mike Johnson (YHC Chair)
YHC Representative:  Dave Hanson (YHC Vice Chair)

Yakima County Homeless Coalition Executive Team Meetings: 

  • January 10, 2024, 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
  • February 20, 2024, 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
  • April 16, 2024, 1:30 pm -3:30 pm

Zoom Link is emailed to committee members monthly. 


Yakima County Homeless Coalition General Membership Meeting:

Next Meeting:  November 21, 2023, 1:30 pm -3:30 pm 

The Yakima County Homeless Coalition meets in a hybrid model on the third Tuesday of every other month.

In-Person Attendance:

Yakima County Resource Center Training Room        2403 S. 18th St.                                                              Union Gap, WA 98903

Virtual Attendance:

Join Zoom Meeting           https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86478706995 

Meeting ID: 824 9414 7348

For any further directions or questions call (509) 574-1365 or email us at humanservices@co.yakima.wa.us

Future General Membership Meetings 

  • January 16, 2023, 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
  • March 19, 2024, 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
  • May 21, 2024, 1:30 pm -3:30 pm

Five-Year Plan

One of the primary objectives of the Yakima County Homeless Coalition is the development and maintenance of the 5-Year Plan.

2019 Yakima County Five Year Plan

Annual update 2021

  1. 2023
  2. 2022
  3. 2021
  4. 2020
  5. 2019

Yakima Homeless Coalition Meeting Materials  

General Membership Meetings Executive Team Meetings  
January February 
March April 
  • Agenda
  • Minutes 
May July 
July August 
  • Agenda
  • Minutes 
September October 
  • Agenda 
  • Minutes