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Background and overview of process for the 2022 annual update to the Los Angeles Continuum of Care Governance Charter.

June 14, 2022 | June 24, 2022 | 540 total views

LA CoC General Meeting

As the lead agency in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA CoC), the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is responsible for maintaining the LA CoC Governance Charter. LAHSA is hosting a virtual meeting of the CoC General Membership to approve the annual update to the LA CoC Governance Charter, as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The LA CoC General Meeting will be held on:

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Register for the LA CoC Annual General Meeting

 

LA CoC Governance Charter

The most recent update to the LA CoC Governance Charter occurred in March 2019, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting planning for the annual update. Revisions for 2022 will be limited in scope and focus on clarifying roles and responsibilities for operating the LA CoC.

Major revisions include:

  • Clarification to the definition and meetings of the LA CoC General Membership
  • Designation of governance and oversight of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Clarification of responsibilities delegated to the LA CoC Board, LAHSA, and the Coordinated Entry System (CES) Policy Council
  • Recognition of existing consultative entities, i.e., the Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB) and the Homeless Youth Forum of Los Angeles (HYFLA)
  • Updates to the composition and terms for LA CoC Board members to support new member elections/appointments in Fall 2022

 

Version History

  • The current LA CoC Governance Charter (approved on March 6, 2019), can be accessed here.
  • The 2022 revised draft of the LA CoC Governance Charter (published on June 7, 2022), along with a redlined draft, can be accessed here.
  • The Final Draft of the LA CoC Governance Charter (published on June 24, 2022) can be accessed here.
  • A memo summarizing public comment received by LAHSA during the public comment period can be accessed here.

 

Public Comment Has Closed

Per the amendment process as established in the LA CoC Governance Charter, all revisions and amendment(s) to this charter are required to be posted in writing for public review for a period of at least ten (10) business days before action is taken.

The public comment period was open from June 7, 2022, until June 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. PST.

 

FY 2022 CoC Governance Charter Revision Timeline

Month Date Details
Jan - Mar 2022

                                   

Jan 25

LAHSA maintained communication with HUD TA to review the LA CoC Governance Charter and identify areas requiring revision to ensure compliance with federal CoC regulations and began a draft of proposed updates

LAHSA held a SPA Coalition Leadership CoC Planning & Listening Session to discuss CoC meetings, elections, and updates to the CoC Governance Charter

April 2022

April 7

April 13

April 26                      

LA CoC Board Executve Committee was consulted on proposed charter updates

LA CoC Board was consulted on proposed charter updates

LAHSA held a "LA CoC 101" Informational Webinar to review HUD requirements for governance, CoC responsibilities, an overview of current LA CoC governance, and timeline of planned annual update to the LA CoC Governance Charter

May 2022

 

May 19

May 25

LAHSA continued to consult with entities named in charter and draft revisions

LAHSA Commission was consulted on proposed charter updates

The LA CES Policy Council was consulted on proposed charter updates

June 2022

June 3              

June 7       

June 16      

June 21

June 24

June 28

The Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB) was consulted on proposed charter updates

LAHSA posted redlined draft of CoC Governance Charter and public comment form

Homeless Youth Forum of Los Angeles (HYFLA) was consulted on proposed charter updates

Deadline for public comment on CoC Governance Charter revisions

LAHSA posted the final draft with summary of public comment received during the public comment period

LAHSA will host CoC Annual General Meeting and hold vote to approve charter by CoC General Membership

 

Continuum of Care Informational Resources

An Introduction to the Continuum of Care informational webinar was held on April 26, 2022, to support increased participation and collaboration among LA CoC stakeholders. A recording of this webinar, as well as supporting documentation, can be accessed below:

To learn more about the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, LA CoC Board, or CoC Governance, please visit https://www.lahsa.org/coc/ and navigate to the applicable webpage.

If you have questions, please reach out to us at LACoCBoard@lahsa.org.

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