The Ohio BoSCoC currently has eight standing committees/workgroups in addition to the CoC Board. Additional workgroups are added as needed. Following is a list and descriptions of the current BoSCoC committees/workgroups.
The BoSCoC Board (also referred to as the CoC Board) is the primary planning body for the BoSCoC. Its members are responsible for making recommendations on policy decisions and reviewing and approving the work of the Steering Committee. In addition, the CoC Board approves the project evaluation process and completion of the CoC application for HUD funding. Members include housing and homeless service providers, funders, advocates, and a representative from every BoSCoC Homeless Planning Region.
The BoSCoC Board meets every other month. Meeting dates, meeting minutes, and the current board member list can be found below.
BoSCoC Steering Committee:
The Steering Committee is responsible for leading and engaging in most of the work related to maintenance of the Ohio BoSCoC and submission of the annual CoC Program application. Committee members also develop the application process plan, review and score HUD applications submitted by BoSCoC members, and engage in long-term CoC strategic planning. Members of the committee include the Board chair and staff of ODSA, COHHIO, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The Steering Committee meets on a monthly basis. Meeting dates and the current committee member list can be found below.
BoSCoC Performance and Outcomes Committee:
The Performance and Outcomes Committee is responsible for developing and implementing plans for the monitoring of BoSCoC homeless programs as well as the BoSCoC sytem, with an emphasis on outcomes. Committee members engage in the development of program performance improvement plans, and provide input to the Steering Committee and BoSCoC Board regarding renewal programs/outcomes for the CoC application process. The Committee is also responsible for the development and management of plans for system-wide performance.
The Performance and Outcomes Committee meets on a monthly basis. Meeting dates and the current committee member list can be found below.
BoSCoC Project Evaluation and Ranking Workgroup:
The Project Evaluation and Ranking Workgoup develops the annual project evaluation process that is used to evaluate, score, and rank renewal CoC projects and facilitate funding recommendations for projects included in the annual CoC consolidated application. Membership includes COHHIO CoC staff, ODSA staff, and members of the BoSCoC Board.
The Project Evaluation and Ranking Workgroup meets on a bi-monthly basis in the months preceding and during the annual CoC application period.
Meeting dates and the current committee member list can be found below.
BoSCoC HMIS Management Committee:
The HMIS Management Committee is responsible for ensuring the ongoing operation and monitoring of the BoSCoC HMIS. Management committee work includes: addressing issues concerning adherence to HMIS policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with data quality standards, and addressing breaches of security. Membership includes all COHHIO HMIS and CoC program staff.
The committee meets on a monthly basis.
BoSCoC Veterans Homelessness Workgroup:
The Veterans Homelessness Workgroup is responsible for leading the Ohio BoSCoC Response to Veterans Homelessness. More information can be found on the Veterans Homelessness page.
BoSCoC Chronic Homeless Workgroup:
The Chronic Homeless Workgroup is responsible for leading the systems response to ending chronic homelessness in the BoSCoC. More information can be found on the Chronic Homeless page.
Youth Action Board:
The Youth Action Board (YAB) was created for, and currently serves as, a planning and decision-making component of the Region 17 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project. At a future time, the CoC will look to expand the YAB’s focus to include serving as an advisory group on all matters relating to ending youth homelessness acrosss the entire BoSCoC.
BoSCoC Coordinated Entry Collaborative:
The Coordinated Entry Collaborative is responsible for leading the work related to Coordinated Entry in the BoSCoC. More information can be found on the Coordinated Entry page.