The Partnership and agency representatives are constantly in a state of collaboration as we work toward ending homelessness and building a more sustainable future for vulnerable community members. Below you will find just a few of our many committees and work groups diving deep into the nuances of building a homeless system that works.
In 2014, The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Interagency Council on Homelessness, and the Department of Veterans Affairs launched an inter-agency initiative to prioritize and end veteran homelessness. Local communities across the country adopted this initiative, known as the Mayor’s Challenge, and dedicated a team of agency and CoC representatives to not only work toward housing veterans, but also to create a system that ensures veteran homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.
Youth Advisory Working Group
The Youth Advisory group is comprised of representatives from within the youth homeless community. Representatives include youth with lived experience, agency partners, and education liasions who meet to discuss community needs and action steps to meet the priorities set by the Continuum of Care.
Landlord Engagement Committee
Private landlords are important partners in ensuring individuals and families can swiftly exit homelessness into sustainable, permanent housing. The Landlord Engagement committee seeks to increase these provider-landlord partnerships through research, planning, and implementation of national best practices, including Risk Mitigation Funds, Housing Search Assistance, Landlord Recruitment, and Flexible Funding.
CoC Quality Improvement
The CoC QI committee is a CoC lead committee comprised of homeless provider representatives and is responsible for the development and ongoing review of CoC policy and procedures. CoC QI also includes two subcommittees:
Data Quality Subcommittee: Develops and implements Data Quality Improvement Plan for agencies using the Homeless Management Information System. The Data Quality Improvement Plan is designed to ensure that Wake data in HMIS is complete, consistent, accurate, and timely.
Written Standards Workgroup: Reviews and edits existing Continuum of Care Written Standards to meet the changing needs of our local homeless systems and federal directives from HUD.
The NOFA Team is comprised of CoC funded agency representatives and the CoC Lead Agency, responsible for completing the NOFA competitive funding application. The NOFA Team reviews funding processes, community priorities, and technical components of the NOFA application.
Permanent Supportive Housing Workgroup
The PSH Workgroup is a Wake County Collaborative designed to address the intersection of housing, homelessness and criminal justice, and behavioral health. Together, the Workgroup leads a research initiative with SAS to quantify service use and overlaps between the homeless system, jails, and emergency medical services. This initiative will inform investment in Permanent Supportive Housing in Wake County. Click the link learn more! Wake County SAS Study Executive Summary