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.

Homelessness Response System Governance

The Homelessness Response System Leadership Council ensures that the community has a strong community effort 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 Current Governance Charter outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Leadership Council and the governing oversight provided on behalf of the Coalition. Leadership 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.

Leadership Council / Stakeholder Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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Public Comment

The following documents are currently open for public comment.

CoC NOFA

Summit on Ending Unsheltered Homelessness

All-Stakeholder Meetings

All homelessness service providers, advocates, and community partners please make plans to attend the next virtual All-Stakeholder Meeting in October TBA 2021 from 1pm to 3pm. The Zoom link and agenda will be posted below once finalized.

Agenda
TBD

Written Standards

Coordinated Entry

Written Standards for Program Delivery (7/1/20)

Permanent Supportive Housing

Transitional Housing

Local Policies & Procedures

Anti-Discrimination Policy

CoC Grant Amendment Policy

Decision Making and Conflict of Interest Policy

Education Services Policy

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Policy

HMIS Charter

Leadership Council Selection Policy

Membership Council Governance Charter

Outreach Request Policy & Procedures

PSH Transfer Policy

Termination Policy

VAWA Policy and Procedures

Supporting Documents

External Emergency Transfer Form

Membership Council Conflict of Interest Form

Outreach Best Practices Guide

PSH Transfer Request Form

Committees & Workgroups

The Membership Council creates Committees and Workgroups as necessary to accomplish the system-level coordination to address homelessness.

Local Policy & Practice Committee Agendas & Minutes

HUD CoC & ESG Committee Agendas & Minutes

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

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