Learn about our Advisory Boards
The Youth Action Board (YAB) and Lived Expertise Advisory Board (LEAB) are responsible for providing their personal perspective on homeless systems in San Antonio/Bexar County. As action-oriented groups, members are expected to engage directly in the work at hand, and each board fills a seat on the Close to Home Board of Directors. Both groups are made up of individuals who currently have or have had personal experience with housing insecurity and/or homelessness in or around San Antonio.
Youth Action Board
In 2020, Close to Home formed a Youth Action Board to expand the youth voice and implement youth equity in our city’s homelessness response system. The mission of the Youth Action Board is to advise and inform on the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) planning process as a way of representing the youth homeless community in San Antonio.
Lived Expertise Advisory Board
The LEAB advises and informs the TX-500 Continuum of Care by representing the homeless community in San Antonio, and focusing on improvements of the current homeless response system for adults and families. The LEAB members aim to create a dignified and equitable homeless response system for any of our community members who are at-risk of or currently experiencing homelessness.