CoC Implementation Work groups & Work plans
Implementation work groups serve as the primary mechanism for engagement of most stakeholders (providers and individuals with lived experience) in action-oriented decision-making, moving the system from theoretical discussions to practical experimentation and coalescence of practice. Work groups are typically ad hoc and convened with a clear set of assignments and timeline, meet frequently to achieve that purpose, and then reconvene only when new assignments are made. Activities include the creation, testing, and implementation of policies and often distribute these activities across several work groups for a single policy effort. This ensures targeted engagement of different levels of stakeholders.
Below is the listing of the current verticals, project managers; including workgroups and their point of contact (POC).
Continuum of Care Coordination
Ask me about: Internal & external CoC communications, media, board management, coordination of national notices, NOFA
PATA: responsible for the completion and submission of the HUD CoC NOFA.
Racial Disparities: completes and review annual data of disparities in the homelessness response system. Makes recommendations to other verticals and Blueprint Council.
Not currently meeting.
Coordinated Entry System
Ask me about: CES refinement, integration of domestic violence providers
Case conferencing; responsible for matching clients in the housing pool to programs with open units/slots, also processes VI-SPDAT discrepancies, and addresses potential tenant evictions and/or program discharges.
Meets every Tuesday, due to client identifying information limited to agencies participating in CES.
DV Refinement; looked at lethality and assessment language
Not currently meeting
Pool Cleanup; have policy recommendations for automation of CES pool cleanup; currently testing and will reconvene as needed
Voucher Implementation Workgroup; coorindating issuance of new homeless preference vouchers
Meeting biweekly after case conferencing at Englewood
Documentation; changing culture of HMIS and centering system around documentation
Not currently meeting
Diversion; creating a systemic diversion model
Project Manager: Rachael Sample, CHIP
Ask me about: Extreme weather sheltering, coordinated street outreach, encampments, shelter coordination
Coordinated Outreach Implementation; current street outreach staff meet weekly
Coordinated Outreach Leadership - see calendar for meetings
Homeless Management Information System
Project Manager: Dan Melin, CHIP
Ask me about: Data quality, HMIS capacity building
Project Manager: Caleb Sutton, CHIP
Ask me about: Performance dashboards, compliance & monitoring, written standards
Youth & Young Adults
Project Manager: Amy Gibson, CHIP
Ask me about: Right-size youth inventory, refine youth pathway in homeless response system, develop a youth and young adult system vision, refine CES to better serve youth and young adults, right-size youth and young adult dedicated housing resources, and develop system-wide data motioning and system performance to drive developments and refinements of the youth and young adult system
Youth Action Board (YAB)
Implementation Workgroups coming soon:
Bridging to Other Systems
Income & Employment
Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, CHIP,
Rodney Stockment, City of Indianapolis