Education and Advocacy Committee    |     Core Committee    |     Funders Commitee     |     Committee to End Youth Homelessness   

Nominating and Governance Committee     |     Point-in-Time Committee     |     Shelter Providers Committee     

Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Oversight Committee     |     Youth Action Board

Each committee has a Chair who sets the agenda each month. If you wish to have an item added to the agenda, please connect with the Chair for the specific committee. Please note that there may be times when the agenda is full for the upcoming meeting and your item will be added to a future agenda or you may be referred to another committee if it is a better fit.

Education and Advocacy

Educate and inform the HSC membership and public on local efforts to serve the Dane County homeless population; provide trainings related to public benefits and mainstream resources to the HSC membership including how best to coordinate services; provide education on systems change to the HSC membership and public; seek out and advertise opportunities for professional development for HSC members; monitor and respond to proposed federal, state and local legislation and educate HSC members on issues affecting the homeless population and ways to respond, annually provide an advocacy platform for HSC Board approval.

Core Committee

Advise the Board of Directors on: annual CoC and ETH application requirements, issues related to operation and performance of the local coordinated entry system, HUD and local priorities for funding and issues related to managing the local homeless management information system (HMIS); Remain informed of HUD priorities and requirements; responsible to identify and document gaps in service; complete an annual review of the Written Standards and create schedule for improvements; regularly examine systems performance measures and other identified data points; offer peer to peer technical assistance as needed; identify areas of needed professional development for the HSC; implement strategies that are outlined in submitted funding applications.

Funders Committee

Duties: Provide a forum for public and private funders of housing and services targeted to homeless and at-risk persons to share information and coordinate activities as possible; use the Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness when setting funding priorities; membership will include HSC Board President.


Committee to End Youth Homelessness

Duties: Prevent and end homelessness among unaccompanied youth under age 18 and youth ages 18-24; determine scope of youth homelessness in the community through accurate data collection; develop plan to end youth homelessness based on the scope of need; Build stronger connections with child welfare and criminal justice agencies; ensure youth needs are met through Coordinated Entry System; develop and provide technical assistance to Youth Action Board.  There must be at least two people with lived experience of youth homelessness on this committee.

CoC Coordinator Torrie Kopp Mueller and HSC Board President Jani Koester putting together a presentation

Nominating & Governance Committee

The Chair of the Nominating Committee will be appointed by the President of the Board of Directors. Duties: recruit a broad spectrum of potential Board of Director candidates, solicit interested persons and review qualifications in order to present a ballot at the Annual Meeting of potential Board members; memberships should include at least one current Board Member who is not up for reelection; review bylaws at least biannually and present suggested changes to the Board of Directors.

Point-in-Time Committee

Duties: Coordinate efforts to implement the semi-annual sheltered and unsheltered counts; advise the Board of Directors on issues related to HUD requirements for the PIT counts; committee must be chaired by an agency that provides outreach services. 

Shelter Providers Committee

Duties: Advise the Board of Directors on issues related to the operation of the emergency shelter system including unmet needs; provide forum for shelter providers to improve coordinated efforts to move homeless persons out of homelessness as soon as possible.

Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Oversight Committee

Duties: Monitor and report bi-annual results on Action Steps in the Community Plan; responsible for planning five (5) year community process to review goals and objectives to ensure that they continue to reflect current and future activities; review plan to ensure goals are relevant for community; committee must meet at least quarterly; membership should include direct service staff and agency managers. 

Youth Action Board

Currently in development.

Membership is open to youth ages 10-24 and two-thirds of members must have lived experience of homelessness.  Provides information to the CoC on needs of youth experiencing homelessness; suggests changes to systems to better meet the needs of youth in the community; approves work plans of the Committee to End Youth Homelessness; one to two members sit on the HSC Board of Directors.

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