Proposed CoC Governance Charter, 2019

Click the button below to view if you are eligible to vote at the May 22 full CoC Meeting. Email with questions.

Updated 05/20/2019

Click the button below to access Frequently Asked Questions regarding the proposed charter amendments.

Updated 05/16/2019

Following the CoC Town Hall Meeting on May 14, one additional edit was made to the “Process Review” section of the Blueprint Council. Please review the updated language in the charter below.

A full CoC meeting to vote on the proposed new charter will be held Wednesday, May 23, at 9:30am. See the CoC Calendar.

Questions can be emailed to the Governance Work Group at

CoC Charter Review Town Hall

Click the button below to review the slides presented at the May 14 Town Hall meeting.

CoC Charter Amendments Webinar

Presented by Blueprint Council Governance Work Group and CHIP on May 3, 2019

Posted 05/03/2019

CoC Governance Restructure Meetings

(Updated 04/30/2019)

The Governance Work Group is hosting the following meetings to review proposed changes to the CoC Charter:

  1. Info Session Webinar, May 3rd, 11a-12p. Please follow this link to join:

    • Registration is not required. You can view information to join and call-in on the CoC calendar

    • The list of charter changes will be presented during this webinar and posted to the CoC website following.

  2. Town Hall Meeting, May 14th 2pm-4pm at Ruth Lilly Family Conference Room; UWCI, 2955 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN 46208

    • This meeting is open to all CoC members, as an open forum for discussion and questions of the proposed charter changes. Additionally, CoC members are welcome to submit questions to the Governance Work Group via email (

  3. Full CoC Meeting, May 22nd, 9:30a-11:30a at Dining Room, Indiana Interchurch Center

    • Changes to the Governance Charter require a 2/3 vote approval of CoC members in attendance at the meeting on May 22.

(Updated 04/10/2019)

On March 18th, the Blueprint Council endorsed the system vision developed by Clutch Consulting in coordination with CoC Committee Chairs and CHIP. The document is serving as a guide for potential updates to the Governance Charter as the CoC continues to align with the Community Plan to End Homelessness.

(Posted 02/14/2019)

Over the last month, Clutch Consulting has performed a review of our planning activities and feedback from the planning focus groups, examined our CoC governing charter and committee structure, and analyzed Blueprint Council and Committee meeting minutes where governance was discussed. In early February, Clutch Consulting met with the Blueprint Council, Mayor and Community Leaders, and the CHIP Board to present preliminary recommendations and discuss next steps to move our CoC forward toward a more sophisticated and effective governance structure. The resulting Governance Strategy Memo is now available and outlines the recommendations, next steps, and a transition plan.

Governance Webinar

(Posted 2/27/2019)

This webinar was hosted by the Indianapolis CoC Governance Work Group on Feb 22, 2019. Clutch Consulting introduced the Governance Strategy Memo and underlying theories and best practices that shaped the recommendations. The question/answer period was also recorded at the end of the webinar.

The Indianapolis Continuum of Care (CoC) is a collaborative and engaged group of community members dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in Indianapolis.

The CoC takes a comprehensive approach of addressing homelessness by providing a continuum of housing programs and services. These services include outreach, intake, and assessment; prevention and diversion; emergency shelter; permanent housing; and system-wide planning initiatives to end homelessness.

Members of the CoC recognize that long-term efforts and goals can only be realized through a cooperative approach. It is the mission of the Indianapolis Continuum to coordinate all stakeholders, systems, and resources available to prevent and end homelessness in Indianapolis.

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