See Attachments below to download copies of the report and the text of the presentation to the Legislative Committee.
During the 2011 Legislative Session, Rep. Bill O'Neill (D-ABQ) and Sen. John Ryan (R-ABQ) co-sponsored House Joint Memorial 22, which calls for Governor Susanna Martinez to create an Inter-Agency Council on Child Homelessness within her administration, charged with overseeing a plan to end child homelessness in New Mexico. The Memorial passed two committees, the House and Senate with near unanimous consent. The creation of this Council was the top priority policy recommendation in the report "Ending Child and Family Homelessness in New Mexico." The Council would coordinate efforts across state agencies that have an impact on child homelessness and would help concentrate resources on the best solutions. Membership in the Council would include key state agencies as well as people who have experienced homelessness and representatives of community-based, social service, and advocacy organizations dedicated to ameliorating and preventing child and family homelessness in communities throughout New Mexico.
See Attachments below to download a copy of House Joint Memorial 22.