The Homeless Policy Steering Committee is the primary decision making group for the Continuum of Care (CoC), the group is made up of a diverse group of community stakeholders tasked with oversight of the Continuum of Care process. The group provides key leadership in the area of homelessness. The committee is staffed by the Department of Health & Human Services and is chaired by representatives of the Board of Supervisors.
Homeless Policy Steering Committee This group manages the overall planning effort for the CoC, including, but not limited to, the following types of activities:
Involving key local stakeholders in establishing a community-wide response to the complex problem of homelessness,
Setting agendas for Homeless Policy Committee meetings,
Determining project priorities,
Providing final approval for the CoC application submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development,
Overseeing implementation of the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act (HEARTH) at a local level,and;
This committee is also responsible for the implementation of the CoC’s Homeless Management Information System(HMIS).
Homeless Policy Steering Committee Membership - Click here to view member list
The Homeless Policy Steering Group has identified key representatives which include, homeless services and housing providers, faith-groups, veterans services, mental health, social services, services users, city officials and county representatives. Members are appointed to the group as voting members.