About the PWLEC
The Partners with Lived Expertise Committee (PWLEC), previously Persons of Lived Experience (PLE) Cohort, is made up of persons with lived experience of homelessness who come from racially diverse backgrounds and have experienced multiple intersectional barriers to housing. We stand together as the bridge between the system and persons experiencing homelessness. We share our own experience and expertise with others to build relationships and to inspire transformative and equitable change across the system. We recognize that this work comes at high personal cost to every one of us due to personal and systemic trauma around race, gender, socioeconomic status, and host of other factors, and because of that, work together to support one another through this work.
The PWLEC was born from the Racial Equity plan in January 2022. Since that time, it has grown from 3 to 10 members and continues to grow.
Recent Updates & Articles
Select the posts below to view details on recent updates surrounding our efforts and articles featuring our work.
Community Solutions recently published an article featuring Tanesha Travis, the Coordinator for the PLE Cohort at Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF). Travis, who herself experienced homelessness, is
Community Solutions: “Sacramento Steps Forward to Deepen Engagement with People with Lived Experience”
We are honored to share that Community Solutions recently published an article featuring Sacramento Steps Forward (SSF), highlighting our deepened commitment to engaging individuals with