Coalition Leadership

Organizations and interested stakeholders, including people with lived experience, working together to implement solutions to homelessness in Austin and Travis County.  ECHO’s role includes providing a framework for community collaborations that produce evidence-informed programs and community standards that inform local policy decisions.  Austin’s Action Plan to End Homelessness guides the work of ECHO and our partners as we work together to eradicate homelessness in our community.

Membership Council  Local Policies & Procedures 

Written Standards Committees & Workgroups

Membership Council

The Membership Council ensures that the community has a strong homelessness response system in place that is based on evidence-informed practices and meets the needs of those experiencing homelessness. The Council is responsible for setting the policies and procedures for the governance, operations, and written standards for assistance and coordination of the Homelessness Response System and Continuum of Care funds.

The voting members of the Membership Council are elected by the coalition of homelessness stakeholders at the Fall Stakeholder meeting. The Governance Charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Membership Council and the governing oversight provided on behalf of the Coalition.  Membership Council’s duties include:

      • Overseeing and approving the work of Coalition committees and workgroups
      • Serving as the primary decision-making body for the Austin/Travis County Continuum of Care (CoC) funding
      • Providing oversight of CoC funds, ensuring all CoC funded agencies fulfill their responsibilities as assigned by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The coalition of homelessness stakeholders meets twice a year, and the meetings are open to the public. For more information about how to get involved in Membership Council or the Coalition, email Kate Moore.

Membership Council meeting materials

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Local Policies & Procedures

Membership Council Governance Charter

HMIS Charter

Decision Making and Conflict of Interest Policy

Membership Council Conflict of Interest Form

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Policy

VAWA Policy and Procedures

External Emergency Transfer Request Form

Education Services Policy

Outreach Best Practices Guide

Written Standards

Coordinated Entry

Permanent Supportive Housing

Rapid Re-Housing

Transitional Housing

Committees & Workgroups

The Membership Council creates Committees and Workgroups as necessary to accomplish the system-level coordination to address homelessness. The current workgroup structure includes:

Click here for a schedule of committee and workgroup meetings

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations at any ECHO meetings, workshops and/or other events, please email us.

HUD Continuum of Care & ESG Committee meeting materials

Local Policy and Practice meeting materials

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