The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care is seeking applications for four (4) of its committees. The applications can be found in the links in each committee name below. The committees and vacant elected seat descriptions are as follows:
Veterans: Anyone who has ever been on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, regardless of discharge status or length of service or a representative from an agency that provides services to Veterans.
Prevention: A housing category targeting households facing housing instability who have not yet lost their housing. Prevention includes community-wide interventions aimed at changing systems and structures that perpetuate housing instability; cross-sector collaboration and coordination to reduce the prevalence of homelessness; and targeted interventions including financial and legal assistance to help households maintain their housing.
Person with lived experience of homelessness: It is important to incorporate the experience of people who are currently or formerly homeless in the work of committees. The CoC Governing Charter outlines that each committee should include at least 1 seat for a person with lived experience in homelessness.
Victim service provider: HUD defines a victim service provider to mean a private nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence. This term includes permanent housing providers—including rapid re-housing, domestic violence programs (shelters and non-residential), domestic violence transitional housing programs, dual domestic violence and sexual assault programs, and related advocacy and supportive services programs (HUD).
Veteran: Anyone who has ever been on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, regardless of discharge status or length of service or a representative from an agency that provides services to Veterans.
Permanent Housing: To include Rapid Re-Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing and/or Other Permanent Housing.
Transitional Housing: Temporary housing usually coupled with supportive services to facilitate the movement of homeless individuals and families to permanent housing within a reasonable amount of time (usually 24 months). This housing type is including the Continuum of Care (CoC)’s Housing Inventory Count and reported as part of the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
Residential/Institutional Care: Other non-emergency, temporary housing types including institutional and residential settings such as jails, hospitals or mental health and/or substance use treatment programs for people experiencing homelessness.
LGBTQIA: To ensure the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex and Asexual population are heard across the CoC.
Business Community- The work of the CoC involves engaging with the business community to ensure they are aware of the needs of the homeless services continuum.
If you are interested in applying for an elected seat, please complete the application form(s) that can be accessed at the links above and send to CharMeckCoC@MeckNC.Gov by 5pm on Friday, January 29, 2021. You can also fax completed applications to 704-319-9602.
Attn: If you need assistance completing the application, please call 980-314-8923.
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Branden Lewis is a Management Analyst for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care (CoC). Branden serves as the community staff lead for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC. Branden’s role is to coordinate program activities outlined in the HUD CoC Program Interim Rule with a primary focus on the HUD COC Notice of Funding Availability, ESG Grant Application process and CoC Governance.