Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care Governance
The TX BoS CoC Governance Structure Consists Of:
- CoC General Members: Anyone interested in ending homelessness who lives or works in the TX BoS CoC geographic area.
- CoC Board: 15 member decision-making entity elected by the CoC General Members
- Local Homeless Coalitions (LHCs): Local-level groups within the TX BoS CoC that make specific plans to end homelessness in their communities.
- CoC Standing Committees
- Executive Committee
- HMIS Committee
- Coordinated Entry Steering Committee
- CoC Ad Hoc Committees
- CoC Standing Committees
- CoC Collaborative Applicant: The agency that applies for CoC Program funds. In the TX BoS CoC, this role is filled by Texas Homeless Network.
- CoC HMIS Lead Agency: The agency appointed by the CoC to administer and operate HMIS. In the TX BoS CoC, this role is filled by Texas Homeless Network.
- CoC Lead Agency and staff support: The agency appointed by the CoC to carry out the legislatively mandated duties established by the CoC Interim Rule. In the TX BoS CoC, this role is filled by Texas Homeless Network.
You can learn more about how the TX BoS CoC makes decisions and designates leadership by reading the documents above.
TX BoS CoC Governance Documents
The TX BoS CoC is responsible for updating the TX BoS CoC Governance Charter and CoC Written Standards at minimum, annually. The documents governing the Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care activities can be found below.
TX BoS CoC Policies & Procedures
The TX BoS CoC is responsible for updating the TX BoS CoC Policies & Procedures document annually. This document outlines key operational components of the Continuum of Care (CoC), including universal policies and procedures, which have been adopted by the CoC Board, or references to other policy and procedure or guideline documents for the CoC. The TX BoS CoC Policies & Procedures document is a companion document to the TX BoS CoC Governance Charter.
See the most recent revision of the TX BoS CoC Policies & Procedures document here.
The following policies have been adopted for the TX BoS CoC by the CoC Board since the last TX BoS CoC Policies & Procedures annual review:
2020 TX BoS CoC Board Elections
Board nominations are now closed, and we are reviewing the nominees. Voting will take place electronically beginning July 27th. To stay informed about elections, make sure that you are subscribed to the TX BoS CoC Newsletter by clicking here.
The CoC Board determines the policy direction of the CoC and ensures that the CoC fulfills its responsibilities. Additionally, the Board oversees the work of CoC committees and the CoC Lead Agency and HMIS Lead Agency (Texas Homeless Network). Board members also stay informed about how the CoC is performing to prevent and end homelessness, and they serve as liaisons between the CoC and the counties and sub-populations they represent.
2019-2020 TX BoS CoC Board
Congratulations to the newly elected CoC Board members who will join the continuing members in leading the CoC’s policy-making and overseeing the CoC’s work.