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Homeless Advisory Board

The Homeless Advisory Commission is comprised of fifteen members.  

Members are appointed by the Mayor and must be approved by the Board of Alders. Term of board membership is two years. 

The Commission works to monitor planning documents which address the issue of homelessness in New Haven, with a particular focus on the City of New Haven Consolidated Plan, the Continuum of Care Plan, and other plans which may be developed over time.  

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: studying the conditions of homeless persons and families, and the facilities that provide services to them; and, making recommendations to the mayor and Board of Aldermen concerning any comprehensive plans that the commission adopts relating to the provision of services and housing to homeless persons and families. 

For a complete list of the commission’s member composition, powers and responsibilities under Article X, Sec. 2-762 of the City’s Code of General Ordinances, click here.  

 Party Affiliation  Name  Address  Term Expiration

Ex-Officio

Nilda Torres

Livable City Initiative

Ex-Officio

Velma George,

Dr. Mehul Dalal Designee

Community Services Administrative Officer

Dem.

VACANT**

Board of Alders Rep.

Dem

Eli Sabin

300 College Street

1/1/2021

Rep.

Justin W. Branham

8 Front Street, Unit #D

1/1/2019*

Dem.

Cynthia Spears

313 Huntington Street

1/1/2023

Dem.

Noel A. Hogan, III Vice Chair

361 Fountain Street

1/1/2019*

Dem.

John Huettner
Chair

36 Birch Drive

1/1/2019*

Unaff.

Verelda Wilson, Parliamentarian

462 Elm Street

1/1/2019*

Dem.

Elisabeth Robinson

309 Dixwell Avenue

1/1/2020

Dem.

Diane Ecton

245 Ferry Street

1/1/2020

Dem.

Clarence E. Phillips, Jr.

216 Newhall Street

1/1/2020


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