The Coalition Continuum of Care represents many community stakeholders in carrying out the mission of leading the community in finding solutions for preventing and ending homelessness. To facilitate effective execution of Coalition goals, a Steering Council performs the functions of a CoC board, with certain specific responsibilities assigned by the Continuum of Care through the […]
The Executive Committee of the Steering Council is made up of the four officers plus a minimum of one other Steering Council member.
Action Boards are established to ensure that the effort to end homelessness in Kent County incorporates the expertise of people at risk of becoming homeless or are formerly homeless. The Action Boards will serve as recommending bodies to the CoC to incorporate consumer feedback within policy and strategic decisions and action items related to the […]
The primary role of the Coordinated Entry Committee is to provide oversight and review to the Coordinated Entry System for households experiencing homelessness to be served by both temporary and permanent housing, according to eligibility and service standards of the community. Purpose Statement: To ensure our community experiences equitable access to housing resources, the committee […]
The Data Analysis Committee is responsible for the regular review of multi-level data to evaluate system level progress toward ending homelessness. The work of this committee informs the work of other committees to ensure activities are contributing to improved system level outcomes. This committee reviews HUD System Performance Measures reports, Point-in-Time counts, Housing Inventory reports, […]
The Funding Review Committee is responsible for reviewing applications and making prioritized project funding recommendations to the Steering Council for action. Funding sources include the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH Act) grant funds under the Continuum of Care Program administered by HUD. The Funding Review Committee develops the scoring criteria for […]
The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a tool for the community and HUD to develop better information on the nature of homelessness, the number of people experiencing homelessness, the existing patterns in housing programs and services, and the effectiveness of programs and services in addressing homelessness. HMIS must be used by the CoC and […]
The Nominating Committee is responsible for proposing election or re-election of the sixteen rotating seats of Steering Council members whose terms are coming to an end or to fill positions that have been vacated. Nominating Committee members serve staggered two-year terms.
The CoC Youth Committee is committed to ending youth homelessness. By identifying youth that experience homelessness, service providers can ensure that our Coordinated Entry is in place for quick linkage to services. Youth that are experiencing homelessness or insecure housing need low barrier emergency response resources to meet their housing needs. The goal of the […]