NY-520 Franklin, Essex Counties CoC

Franklin Essex Housing Coalition (FEHC)

CARES serves as the Collaborative Applicant for the Franklin-Essex Continuum of Care and partners with community members and local organizations to manage an effective Continuum. NY-520 Regional Continuum of Care includes Franklin and Essex Counties.

The purpose of a Continuum is to:

  • Promote community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
  • Provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals (including unaccompanied youth) and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness.
  • Promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs for homeless individuals and families.
  • Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Within this page, you will find detailed information about the NY-520 CoC, including Board Members and their contact information, by-laws, upcoming meetings, meeting agendas and recorded minutes, and other pertinent information.

Membership & Committee Documents

Committee Information

Community Outreach Committee

2018 Committee Members: William Brown, Geoff Raiti, Ernie Hough, Mike Slavett, Jannelle Reome, Valerie Cree-Cook (Chair), Joi Larucci, Mary White, Anna Lincoln, Eileen Gillen, Jennifer Rafferty

Description:
(PIT)
Responsible for the electronic management of data and the required Point in Time Survey Instrument, deployment, and data collection.

(CE) This committee is responsible for creating the coordinated entry process in Rensselaer County. It reviews all stages of the assessment, referral, application, vacancy posting and acceptance/denial processes.

 (Discharge Planning) This committee is charged with creating a plan to facilitate communication between county agencies to streamline discharge protocol and avoid discharging clients into homelessness.

 

2018 Meeting Dates: All meetings are at 11:00 AM

January 4th
February 1st
March 1st
April 5th
May 3rd
June 7th
July 5th
August 2nd
September 6th
October 4th
November 1st
December 6th

2018 Committee Members:

Nichole Soulia, Franklin Co Jail; Thomas Murphy, Essex Co Jail; Mathew Timmons, Probation Office for St. Regis Tribe; Courtnie Toms; Christine Venery; Sally Walrath; Jessica Franklin; Peter Wood

Description: This committee is charged with creating a plan to facilitate communication between correctional county agencies to streamline discharge protocol and avoid discharging clients into homelessness.

2018 Meeting Dates: All meetings are at 3:00 PM

January 30th
March 27th
May 29th
July 31st
September 25th
November 27th

2018 Committee Members:
Lisa Griffin, Franklin Co DSS; Agatha Thompson

Description: This committee is charged with creating a plan to facilitate communication between Foster Care county agencies to streamline discharge protocol and avoid discharging clients into homelessness.

2018 Meeting Dates: All meetings will be at 3:00 PM
January 31st
March 28th
May 30th
July 25th
September 26th
November 28th

2018 Committee Members:
Courtnie Toms, Christine Venery, Jessica Franklin, Kristina Hybicki, Lindsay Hendricks, Marc Johnson

Description: This committee is charged with creating a plan to facilitate communication between Mental Health/Healthcare county agencies to streamline discharge protocol and avoid discharging clients into homelessness.

2018 Meeting Dates: All meetings are at 3:00 PM
January 25th
March 29th
May 31st
July 26th
September 27th
November 29th

2018 Committee Members:
Anna Lincoln, Mary White (Chair), Mike Slavett, Courtnie Toms, Eileen Gillen, Carol Barrett, Sarah Clarkin

Description:
(NOFA) 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.
(Community Goals & Objectives/Data) This committee is responsible for the review and discussion of HMIS data quality issues, while working with the HMIS System Administrator to ensure proper and effective HMIS policies and procedures; the review of program performance; and the Continuum of Care’s performance relative to its goals. Two representatives from this Committee will take part in the quarterly HMIS Advisory Committee meetingsThey conduct 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.

2018 Meeting Dates: All meetings are at 10:00 AM
January 16th
March 20th
May 15th
July 17th
September 18th
November 20th

2018 Committee Members:
Rich Loeber, Courtnie Toms, Anna Lincoln

Description:
(By Laws) Conducts an annual review of and recommends, as needed, actions to be taken with respect to the bylaws/policies to ensure compliance with HUD requirements regarding membership and Board of Directors composition.

(Nominating) Creates and recruits a Board Slate for upcoming vacancies.

2018 Meeting Dates: All meetings are at 9:00 AM
February 20th
April 17th
June 19th
August 21st
October 16th
December 18th

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