Committees

Racine Continuum of Care 

HMIS Committee

Chair:  Irma Love – Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

Role: The HMIS Committee is responsible for developing  policies and procedures , identifying training needs and opportunities, and overseeing agency data quality.  Wisconsin Service Point (WISP) is Wisconsin’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).  The committee provides oversight to the Point in Time Workgroup.

Point in Time Workgroup 

Chair: Scott Metzel – HOPES Center of Racine County

Role:  The workgroup is responsible for planning the January and June Point in Time.  Data is reported to the Collaborative Applicant/Lead Agency (HALO), and the HMIS Lead Agency (Institute for Community Alliances). 

Standards Committee – The Standards Committee oversees several Workgroups.  The role is to develop various standards for HUD CoC and ESG funded organizations.

Chair: Gai Lorenzen, Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

Coordinated Entry Workgroup

Chair:  Iraida Vazquez – Institute for Community Alliances (ICA)

Role:  The Coordinated Entry Workgroup is responsible for developing and implementing standards for Coordinated Entry.  Training other organizations in CE, and holding regular CE case staffings/by name list meetings are also duties of this workgroup.

Prevention Workgroup

Chair:  Gai Lorenzen, Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

Role:  The Prevention Workgroup is responsible for identifying and implementing strategies to address prevention of homelessness. Program standards are duties of this workgroup.

Housing Workgroup

Chair:  Gai Lorenzen, Temporary, Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

Role: The Housing Workgroup is responsible to identify and implement strategies designed to increase housing stability, maximize the use of existing housing resources, identify and develop new housing opportunities and increase the number of clients placed in permanent housing. Program standards for Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Supportive Housing are included in the duties of the workgroup.

Shelter Workgroup

Chair:  Gai Lorenzen, Temporary, Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

Role:  The Shelter Workgroup is responsible to identify and implement strategies designed to access supportive services while in shelter, reduce the length of shelter stays, reduce shelter returns, and increase the number of individuals exiting shelter to permanent housing. Program standards for shelter are included in the duties of the workgroup.

Evaluation Committee

Chair:  Teresa Reinders, Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

Role:  The Evaluation Committee is responsible for evaluating new and renewal projects funded by HUD CoC and ESG.

Ranking and Selection Workgroup

Chair:  Seth Raymond, Hospitality Center of Racine (HC)

Role:  This workgroup ranks and selects projects for HUD CoC and ESG funding.

Monitoring Committee

Chair:  Iraida Vazquez (Temporary), Institute for Community Alliances, and Gai Lorenzen (Temporary), Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO)

Role:  The Monitoring Committee is responsible for monitoring HUD CoC and HUD ESG funded programs for compliance.

Grant Committee

Chair:  Gai Lorenzen, Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization HALO) 

Role:  The Grant Committee assists the Collaborative Applicant/Lead Agency in the preparation and submission of applications for homeless funding originating from HUD, State of Wisconsin, and City of Racine. 

HOMELESSNESS and HOUSING ALLIANCE 

Resource Development Committee

Chair:  Pamala Handrow – Catherine Marian Housing/Bethany Apartments

Role: The Resource Development Committee (RDC) is responsible for identifying and developing financial and personnel resources to increase the capacity for serving the homeless and for homeless prevention. The RDC identifies potential funding sources and assists with the preparation and oversight of grants. In addition, the RDC identifies staff development issues, resources, and training. The Case Manager Workshop is one of the resources offered under the RDC.

Case Manager Workshop

Chair:  Sharen Pease, Center for Veterans issues

Role:  The case manager workgroup was formed to enhance communication and build relationships between front-line staff across the Continuum of Care, as well as provide a forum for training and development.

 

Working to Prevent and End Homelessness in Racine County, Wisconsin.