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File #: 21-4788    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Executive Session Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by the Community Services Department (CSD) for an Executive Session for approval to change CSD's representative on The Way Home Continuum of Care (CoC) Steering Committee to Martin Negron, Chief Community Services Officer.
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Department: Community Services

Department Head/Elected Official: Adrienne M. Holloway, Ph.D.


Regular or Supplemental RCA:

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Type of Request: Executive Session

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Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the Community Services Department (CSD) for an Executive Session for approval to change CSD's representative on The Way Home Continuum of Care (CoC) Steering Committee to Martin Negron, Chief Community Services Officer.
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Background and Discussion:
In 1987, Congress passed the first federal law specifically to address homelessness. The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 later renamed the McKinney-Vento . Homeless Assistance Act provides federal financial support for a variety of programs to meet the many needs of individuals and families who are homeless. The housing programs it authorizes are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs. To spur community-wide planning and greater local coordination of resources and applications for funding, HUD subsequently required local communities to begin submitting a single comprehensive application to HUD annually for HUD funding, entitled the Continuum of Care (CoC) process.
In 1992, the Houston/Harris County CoC decision making body, The Collaborative, was formed and consisted of three parties-the Harris County Community Services Department staff, the City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department staff, and the Coalition for the Homeless Houston/Harris County staff. Since that time, the role of the Collaborative has been limited to the tasks needed for the successful submission of the CoC grant application to HUD on behalf of service providers in the Houston and Harris County jurisdictions, which recently has been expanded to include Fort Bend County as...

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