Public and private agencies across the state are being brought together to fight homelessness in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Interagency Council on Homelessness will coordinate resources and develop a plan to help the homeless.
Governor Manchin created the council. He appointed 14 people from the public and private sectors last week to serve. Two other members will be people who are homeless or have been homeless.
The director of the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless says the council is an opportunity to streamline services and utilize state resources. John Mendez will be a nonprofit representative on the council.