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 Collaborative Applicant, HMIS Administrator, and Coordinated Access System Lead.
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.
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 Access 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 (Pending)
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.
Homeless Emergency Response Committee (HERC)
The primary role of the HERC is to assist and oversee the management of “emergency” events as they arise. Activation would be determined by the set guidelines and protocols that are set forth by this committee and approved by the NC 507 CoC. The benefit of having such a system in place would be to have a unified command structure and communications strategy for large scale events or events where multiple people/agencies are impacted.
Street Outreach WorkGroup
This group is responsible for creating an encampment response policy, planning for housing vouchers, and prioritizing non-sheltered populations in the Coordinated Access System.
Emergency Housing Vouchers Workgroup
This group is responsible for recommending the prioritization of the Emergency Housing Vouchers.