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 work groups and project managers.


Continuum of Care Coordination

Project Manager: Emily Bair, CHIP

Ask me about: Internal & external CoC communications, media, board management, coordination of national notices, NOFA

Coordinated Entry System

Project Managers: Danielle Bagg Wireman, CHIP; Matt Holland, CHIP

Ask me about: CES refinement, integration of domestic violence providers


Project Manager: Rachael Sample, CHIP

Ask me about: Extreme weather sheltering, coordinated street outreach, encampments, shelter coordination


Project Manager: Matt Holland, CHIP

Ask me about: System-wide diversion model

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

Permanent Supportive Housing Pipeline

Project Managers: Rodney Stockment, City of Indianapolis; Caleb Sutton, CHIP

Ask me about: Unit development, landlord engagement strategy, build services capacity

Youth & Young Adults

Project Manager: Amy Gibson, CHIP

Ask me about: Right-size youth inventory, refine youth pathway in homeless response system


Project Managers: Tricia Smith-Peck, Roudebush VA Medical Center; Matt Holland, CHIP

Ask me about: Scale rapid resolution, end veteran homelessness


Implementation Workgroups coming soon:

  • Bridging to Other Systems

  • Funding Alignment

  • Income & Employment

  • Rapid Rehousing Expansion


Co-System Leads:

Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, CHIP, and Rodney Stockment, City of Indianapolis