Draft TX BoS CoC Governance Charter and CoC Written Standards
The TX BoS CoC is responsible for updating the TX BoS CoC Governance Charter and CoC Written Standards at minimum, annually. The documents with proposed changes can be found here:
A public comment period allows for stakeholders in the Balance of State to review proposed policy, procedure, and statutory compliance implementation and provide feedback based on experience and expertise. You are a stakeholder in this process if you live or work within the Texas Balance of State’s geographic coverage area.
This Public Comment Period closed at 11:59 P.M. Wednesday, October 17, 2018
These documents will be updated, and become official instruments of the CoC upon CoC Board Approval. The current versions of these documents can be found here.
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
- CoC Ad Hoc 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 below.
TX BoS CoC Board
The CoC Board is the primary decision-making body for the TX BoS CoC. Board members determine the policy direction of the CoC and ensure that the CoC fulfills its responsibilities as assigned by HUD. Additionally, the Board oversees and approves the work of CoC committees and workgroups.
Nominations Accepted for Seat 1 and Seat 12 by January 22, 2019
The TX BoS CoC is accepting nominations for CoC Board Seat 1 and Seat 12. The CoC Board is the decision-making body for the CoC. Board members play an important role in guiding the CoC’s work, so people who are passionate about ending homelessness and who have time to serve in these leadership positions are invited to nominate themselves.
- Seat 1 is designated to represent persons with lived experience of homelessness (who are currently or formerly homeless). It is vacant because of a member’s resignation. The term will begin in January 2019 and end in October 2019.
- Seat 12 is designated to represent law enforcement/criminal justice. It is vacant because no nominations were received by the due date for the elections process in September. The term will begin in January 2019 and end in October 2020.
The CoC Board will consider nominees for appointment to the Board. Nominations are due January 22, 2019, at 5:00 P.M.
See the Nomination Information document for more details about Board member responsibilities and the nomination process.
Submit a nomination using the online form.
Local Homeless Coalitions (LHCs)
Local Homeless Coalitions (LHCs) lead homeless assistance efforts in their coverage area. In order to be formally recognized as an LHC by the TX BoS CoC, LHCs must adhere to some requirements. Don’t see an LHC near you? Fill out the form below to get started.
CoC General Membership
The TX BoS CoC General Membership is made up of all service providers, advocates, local government officials, and individuals who work to eliminate homelessness in the TX BoS CoC’s geographic area.
General Members can:
- Run or vote for CoC Board positions
- Participate in Local Homeless Coalition meetings
- Attend CoC General Membership Meetings
- Respond to requests for comment on proposed TX BoS CoC policies
- Much more!
Please note: CoC General Membership is different from THN Membership. While anyone who lives or works in the TX BoS CoC is considered a General Member, THN membership requires a separate sign-up and payment process.