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Jim Ward

CoC Technical Assistance & Performance Coordinator

Jim serves as the Texas Balance of State, Continuum of Care Technical Assistance & Performance Coordinator. Jim provides distance and onsite monitoring to CoC recipients ensuring compliance with the CoC program interim rule, and the highest quality services for the most vulnerable. Additionally, Jim provides hands-on program level technical assistance to start-up projects and renewals alike.
 
A native Austinite, Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Jim has 9+ years of experience in Housing and Emergency Shelter for people experiencing homelessness. He has held varying roles, from direct service at the Front Steps Emergency Shelter at the ARCH, to Case Management and Program Management for their 4 Housing First Permanent Supportive Housing Projects. In early 2016, Jim moved to Caritas of Austin where he managed a transition from a site-based SRO Housing-Readiness model of PSH to high fidelity Housing First scattered site housing, while increasing the individual projects overall ranking in community funding prioritization.

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