NY-503 Albany City & County Continuum of Care
Albany County Coalition on Homelessness (ACCH)
The Albany County Coalition on Homelessness is dedicated to preventing and eliminating homelessness, while ensuring that an effective system of care and services is in place to respond to the needs of at-risk and homeless individuals and families.
Unified Funding Agency (UFA) means an eligible applicant selected by the Continuum of Care to apply for a grant for the entire Continuum, which has the capacity to carry out the duties in §578.11 (b), which is approved by HUD and to which HUD awards a grant. The Albany CoC was granted UFA status through CARES under the FY2017 funding cycle.
The Committee conducts an annual review of and recommends, as needed, actions to be taken with respect to the bylaws and governance charter related issues to ensure compliance with HUD requirements regarding membership and Board of Directors composition. It oversees the membership application and renewal process.
The Committee prepares plans for review and approval by the Board, and carries out action plans approved by the Board with respect to: developing and establishing performance targets and outcomes, conducting evaluation and monitoring of program performance (including review of HMIS) and taking action, as warranted, in a constructive and positive manner, establishing written standards, and ensuring compliance with HUD requirements concerning the designation and operation of HMIS.
The Committee prepares plans for review and approval by the Board with respect to: coordinating with ESG program providers on ESG funding allocations, reporting and evaluation of program outcomes, establishing and operating a system for the assessment of needs of households seeking housing and services, facilitating dialogue and strategic action among public, private, and non-profit sectors to prevent and end homelessness, promoting affordable housing, and consulting and coordinating with the State and City of Albany in the development, updating, and implementation of the Consolidated Plans including established goals.
Dominick Sondrini, Chair
Maria Grillo, Chair
The Ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for reviewing, preparing, and formulating the Strategic Plan to Prevent, Reduce and Combat Homelessness in Albany County. In order to create a meaningful and up-to-date Plan, the Committee regularly conducts outreach to community stakeholders and analyzes data related to community needs and assets. The Committee reports to the Board on this progress.
The Committee prepares, plans, and makes recommendations for review by the Board of Directors and carries out action plans approved by the Board with respect to the design, operation, and following of a collaborative process for the development of funding applications including funding priorities and the number and type of applicants.
Kristen Giroux, Chair