System Improvement Committee
Engagement across systems
The Equity Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Austin/Travis County Homelessness Response System Leadership Council. Meetings are open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend to share subject matter and/or lived expertise. The committee’s voting members include people with lived experience of homelessness, equity advocates, direct service provider staff, and other advocates working to end homelessness in our community.
This committee meets monthly on the third Friday.
Purpose & Responsibilities
The Homelessness Response System (HRS) understands that ending homelessness requires robust support services and true collaboration between complex systems. This committee will work to evaluate the effect that other systems (e.g., education, child welfare, healthcare, mental health, criminal justice, transportation, environmental, etc.) have on the HRS and develop strategies to actively engage those systems in ending homelessness in our community.
Specific priorities are updated yearly in the Leadership Council Roadmap.
Workgroups will be created by committees as necessary to achieve the committee’s Roadmap priorities. They will be tasked to discuss and provide recommendations to the committees for decisions.
Current System Improvement Committee Workgroups
- Harm Reduction Workgroup
- SOAR Workgroup
How to Join
All committee and workgroup meetings are open to the public. You can join using the links in the calendar at the top of the page. To have your email address added to the invitation so you receive notifications of changes or cancelations, please use the Meeting Invitation Interest Form below.
To apply for a voting seat on the Crisis Response Committee, please fill out the Voting Seat Interest Form below.
Meeting Invitation Interest Form
Voting Seat Interest Form