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Steering Community

Members of the CoC Steering Committee are assigned by the member organizations which they represent. The Steering Committee assists in the development and implementation of the Continuum of Care strategy. The committee is composed of subcommittee chairs and other interested members and serves as the monitor of the Continuum of Care process. The Steering Committee will be responsible for the HUD application, policies and procedures, outcomes and scoring tools. The Steering Committee meets monthly or more frequently if needed.

HMIS Advisory Committee/User Group Subcommittee:

The HMIS Advisory Committee is comprised of HMIS decision makers at agencies that participate in HMIS. Its duties are to oversee policies and standards, evaluation criteria and reporting systems for the HMIS of Akron/Summit County implementation. This committee also serves as the final reviewer for data submissions to HUD such as AHAR, PULSE, HIC and other reporting purposes. The HMIS Advisory Committee meets semiannually or more frequently if needed.

The HMIS Users Group Subcommittee reports to the HMIS Advisory Committee and reviews the level of data integrity in the database, reviews upgrades to the system, and determines additional customization or functionality needed in the system related to client data entry. They guide the development of HMIS training materials and configuration changes to HMIS through feedback related to ease of use and feasibility. The HMIS Advisory Committee meets semiannually or more frequently if needed.

Review & Ranking Committee:

The Review and Ranking Committee is responsible for reviewing all CoC applications, both new and renewals. The committee will review project applications to determine whether project applicants and subrecipients meet the eligibility and capacity thresholds.  After the review process is complete, the committee sends notification to all CoC members on what projects were accepted or rejected. Those projects that are rejected, will receive a letter providing constructive guidance on methods to improve the application. The committee then ranks projects from highest to lowest, all projects into two tiers: Tier 1 and Tier 2. Review and Ranking is completed using the CoC approved scoring tool. All projects within Tier 1 shall be funded while projects in Tier 2 shall be funded in order of performance (highest to lowest), based on the amount of funding that is awarded by HUD. Funding is not guaranteed for Tier 2 projects. Emphasis will be placed on permanent supportive housing and sub-populations served.

The Review & Ranking Committee meets on an as needed basis.