He suggested the housing issue be uncoupled from red tide, for now, as the nonprofits and agencies work on being better coordinated.

Bell cited as key takeaways from the meeting a need for the players to keep in communication through email, especially once results from the survey with Venice MainStreet and the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce are available, to coordinate better with the federal Homeless Management Information System and to draft a letter to city, county and state government officials using their combined voices.