Governance Documents

The Homeless Services Consortium approved by-laws changes in November 2019.  The by-laws provide direction on how the Consortium operates. If you are interested in joining the Governance and Nominating Committee, please send an e-mail to

In December 2020, the Homeless Services Consortium Board of Directors adopted Standing Rules of Order. These rules provide direction for the operation of Board meetings

The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires Continuums of Care to establish and consistently follow written standards for providing Continuum of Care Program, Emergency Solutions Grant or State of Wisconsin EHH Grant assistance.  In addition, other funders may require programs to follow the written standards.  The written standards must consistently be applied for the benefit of all program participants.  These standards do not replace policies and procedures created by homeless service providers, but rather they provide an overall context for programs funded with federal, state and local funding.  The Written Standards were approved by the HSC Board of Directors in October 2018.  They are reviewed annually.  If you are interested in working on review and revision of the Written Standards, please send an e-mail to

In 2016, Madison/Dane CoC revised the 10 Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. A series of meetings and feedback sessions were held in the spring and early summer of 2016.  Throughout 2016 and 2017, dedicated people worked to write the Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.  It was approved by the HSC Board of Directors in 2017.  The Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Oversight Committee reviews the plan regularly.  The Committee tracks what has been accomplished and where work still needs to be done.  If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please send an e-mail to

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