The purpose of the Coordinated Entry/ Data & Systems Committee is to enhance access to CoC services by clients, improve overall coordinated entry and CoC system efficiency, and track system outcomes to strengthen decision-making.
The purpose of the CoC’s Education Committee is to organize, develop, and maintain successful trainings and educational opportunities for CoC member organizations. This includes organizing the CoC’s annual symposium, and other periodic trainings, and seminars. The goal of the Education Committee is to ensure that CoC member organizations provide there staff with information and trainings necessary for providing the level of knowledge and skill needed to serve there clients with competence and professionalism.
Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is designed to serve the nation’s most vulnerable people, including those experiencing chronic homelessness. These individuals and families are challenged by chronic health conditions, substance abuse and mental health issues, social isolation, and poverty. The purpose of the CoC’s Housing Success Workgroup is to support the implementation and use of the Housing First Model and to discuss and address the barriers that PSH clients face in accessing and maintaining housing. To increase housing retention rates with the understanding that housing stabilization is essential to improving the health conditions and overall well-being of our program participants. Housing providers meet with County and CoC leadership to review individual situations and share ideas and support as they work together to find solutions on individual and, as needed, systemic levels.
The purpose of the Landlord Relations Committee is to discuss ways to: formulate programs to improve landlord-tenant relations, accumulate information on available housing accommodations, resolve problems and disputes between landlords and housing organizations through mediation and/or discussion, and to work together to increase the number of landlords associated with CoC housing programs.
The purpose of the Patriot Housing Initiative Committee is to address systemic barriers identified by providers and Veterans that prevent Veterans from getting housed quickly and efficiently with the ultimate goal of ending homelessness among Westchester County's veterans
The PSH CERC works to standardize and streamline PSH processes by crafting and implementing strategies related to Coordinated Entry such as; matching participants facing chronic homelessness to PSH vacancies, eliciting cross-agency collaborations, discharge planning from emergency systems of care into PSH, transferring from one supportive housing program to another, and other PSH topics related to Westchester County’s Coordinated Entry system.
The RRH CERC works to standardize and streamline the RRH processes by crafting and implementing strategies related to Coordinated Entry such as; the prioritization and matching of participants, connecting participants with RRH programs, supporting RRH participants working toward improving their income, and other RRH topics related to Westchester County’s Coordinated Entry system.
The purpose of the Self-Sufficiency Committee is to gather vocational and housing providers together to discuss ways to increase the self-sufficiency of formerly homeless individuals/families enrolled in time-limited CoC subsidy projects. These are participants who may have disabilities, but also want to work towards self-sufficiency.
The purpose of the CoC’s Street Homeless Workgroup is to discuss who and where people are living outdoors, in vehicles and in other places not intended for habitation throughout Westchester County. This discussion is aimed at creating better access for street homeless individuals/families into Westchester County’s Coordinated Entry system. Additionally, this workgroup strengthen’s service providers ability to coordinate outreach services and take swift, effective action in emergencies.