Task Force on Shelter

The Task Force on Shelter is established to develop standards for the provision of shelter and examine the need for, and feasibility and cost of, establishing state oversight of shelter. The Task Force is required to examine existing shelter policies and practices in shelters of all types, engage stakeholders, and make recommendations to the legislature regarding standards that will strengthen the shelter system and ensure that shelters have the ability and resources to provide safe and appropriate shelter services to those in need. The task force must submit an initial report to the legislature no later than February 1, 2022 and a final report no later than August 31, 2022.

The appointments for the Task Force are posted on the Secretary of State’s Open Appointments page.

The next meeting of the Task Force is scheduled for September 20, 2021 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. and will be held virtually. All meetings of the Task Force will be open to the public.

If you would like to attend a Task Force on Shelter meeting, please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar containing information about joining the webinar. Please reach out to sue.hite-kirk@state.mn.us if you have questions or trouble registering.

Recordings and materials from previous meetings

The journal of votes for the Task Force is also available.