CoC Governance

The CoC is governed by a board composed of community members invested in the issue of homelessness. The CoC Board is an independent entity, but is not incorporated, so must appoint a local entity to conduct business on behalf of the Board and CoC at large. The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness is appointed as the Lead Agency, Collaborative Applicant, HMIS Administrator, and Coordinated Access System Lead.

Governing Board

The Governing Board is the policy-setting and decision-making body for the CoC. The board is responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination of resources, and evaluation of results for the community.
The work of the CoC is extensive, and there are many responsibilities that a single entity cannot effectively manage on its own. Therefore, Wake CoC Governance Board has established the following on-going committees and time-limited workgroups to facilitate the work of the CoC.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee monitors member and overall CoC compliance with governing documents, funder requirements, and legal statuses. This group sets the agenda for the Governing Board Meetings and convenes ad hoc meetings for specific tasks and/or special issues.

Funding Review Committee

The Funding Review Committee reviews and ranks project applications for funding through the CoC NOFA and other approved funding sources. This group works with The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness to develop fair and transparent processes for determining what projects and organizations receive funding.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is responsible for engaging the diverse stakeholders and service providers that are critical to improving the affordable housing situation in Wake County. This group recruits individuals and organizations to become members of the CoC and actively participate in committees and work groups, and is responsible for determining the qualifications needed by both organizations and individuals to participate in the CoC.

Coordinated Assessment System (CAS) Committee

The CAS Committee provides macro-level oversight of the Coordinated Access System. This group collaborates with The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End Homelessness to troubleshoot issues and makes recommendations for macro-level systems improvements to the CoC Governing Board.

Data Advisory Committee

The Data Advisory Committee monitors and reviews HMIS reports that are submitted to funders. This group is responsible for reporting on data quality and data completeness, and for providing recommendations to the CoC Governing Board on system-wide data performance improvements. Each year, this group works with the HMIS Lead to complete the Annual Gaps Analysis.

Racial Equity Committee

The Racial Equity Committee evaluates the CoC policies and data related to racial equity to ensure that access to safe and affordable services and housing is the norm for African American, American Indian, and LatinX peoples. This group monitors the extent that marginalized populations are overrepresented in the homeless system and recommends policy changes based on data and best practices.

Lived Experiences Committee

The Lived Experiences Committee is made up of individuals who can offer a consumer’s perspective on the issues that other committees and workgroups are dealing with.

Work Groups

A Work Group is typically formed to address a specific topic or issue on a limited time basis. They typically report directly to the Governing Board.

Street Outreach WorkGroup

Established in May 2021, this group is responsible for creating an encampment response policy, planning for housing vouchers, and prioritizing non-sheltered populations in the Coordinated Access System. 

CoC System Modeling/Gaps Analysis Workgroup

Established in June 2021, this group is responsible for taking a community-level view of what housing and service gaps exist within Wake County. 

Emergency Housing Vouchers Workgroup

Established in June 2021, this group is responsible for recommending the prioritization of the Emergency Housing Vouchers. This workgroup will merge with the Street Outreach Workgroup in July 2021.