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CoC Homelessness Planning Council starts monthly meetings

7/18/2018

The CoC Homelessness Planning Council started its monthly meetings on July 18, 2018. Moving forward the meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month in the Randee Rogers Training Center, 1419 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

Mayor David Briley visited with the new CoC Homelessness Planning Council at its first meeting and asked the Planning Council members to help him redesign how we, as a city and community, find ways to do better for people who are without housing. He asked for the Homelessness Planning Council's help and in return offered his support for their work.

The Homelessness Planning Council was created when the Metro Council adopted BL2018-1199 after community stakeholders agreed to create a unified governance board under HUD's Continuum of Care.

Per ordinance, the Homelessness Planning Council has the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. To implement a coordinated and focused approach to ending homelessness and to develop measurable objectives;
  2. To fulfill all duties and responsibilities as the governance board for the Nashville-Davidson County Continuum of Care, including compliance with 24 C.F.R. Part 578;
  3. To hold regular meetings open to the public with published agendas;
  4. To assure participation of all stakeholders, including persons experiencing homelessness;
  5. To maintain accurate, current data on homeless populations; and
  6. To educate the public, service providers, and other interested parties on issues related to homelessness.