Blueprint Council: The Governing Board of the Continuum of Care

The Blueprint Council, the Governing Board of the Continuum of Care (CoC), is the body that makes recommendations to the full CoC and acts as the day-to-day decision-making group. It is the designated entity for managing the CoC Program process in Indianapolis, including ranking of proposals for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The Blueprint Council designs, coordinates, and reviews the HUD CoC grant application process for the Continuum, which includes defining community priorities and ranking CoC Program applications for approval through the CoC Program Grantee.

The Blueprint Council will operate with no fewer than 13 and no more than 26 members. All members are elected, unless noted as an appointed member. The Blueprint Council typically meets every other month. While Blueprint Council membership is limited to those elected or appointed by the community, all Blueprint Council meetings are open to the public.

Blueprint Council executive committee

Elections will be held Winter 2019 following seating of all Blueprint Council members.

blueprint council members

Angie Carr Klitzsch

Appointed: Systems Representative

Emily Mack

City of Indianapolis
Appointed: Director of DMD

Breanca Merritt

Appointed: University/Research Rep

Chris Ray

Roudebbush VA Medical Center
Appointed: Systems Representative

Sara VanSlambrook

United Way of Central Indiana
Appointed: Private Funder

Jeff Bennett

City of Indianapolis
Appointed: Mayor’s Office

Dr. Virginia Caine

Marion County Public Health Department
Appointed: Systems Representative

Pastor David Greene

Purpose of Life Ministries
Appointed: Faith Community

John E. Hall

Indianapolis Housing Agency
Appointed: ED of IHA

Tamara Winfrey-Harris

Central Indiana Community Foundation
Appointed: Private Funder

Kai Johnson

Appointed: Business Representative