Continuum of Care Board

The Continuum of Care Board is a federal requirement for local governments to ensure alignment with Continuum of Care guidelines. The board reviews and approves the Continuum of Care application for federal funding, helps make decisions about what is funded locally with federal Continuum of Care money, designates the local entity that is the lead organization for the federal Homeless Management Information System, and provides planning feedback on the Continuum of Care.

What does the Continuum of Care Board do?

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Board is responsible for the following:

  • Providing strategic direction for CoC activities including equitable system change and ensuring the CoC resources are supporting the implementation of systems of care that eliminate racial disparities and lead with racial equity;
  • Ensuring the CoC is in alignment with the community’s efforts to end homelessness such that CoC competitiveness for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CoC funding is maximized; 
  • Promoting visibility of the CoC in the community and educating elected officials, agency heads, and community leaders regarding policies and actions to promote CoC objectives;  
  • In consultation with recipients of CoC and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds within the CoC, creating and operating a coordinated assessment system that provides comprehensive assessment of needs.
  • Ensuring that the CoC meets HUD requirements, and uses federal funds in a manner that maximizes the impact of local, State, Federal and private resources;   
  • Monitoring CoC systemic performance through the Collaborative Applicant  
  • Establishing priorities that align with local and federal policies for recommending projects for HUD CoC Program homelessness assistance funding 
  • Responding to the HUD Continuum of Care Program Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) by reviewing and approving the CoC’s process and the final submission of applications  
  • CoC Oversight: Serving as the decision-making body for the CoC 
  • Setting policy and meeting agenda(s) for the CoC and the CoC Board 
  • Selecting, monitoring, overseeing, and evaluating the Collaborative Applicant
  • Selecting, monitoring, overseeing, and evaluating the HMIS Lead
  • Reviewing and approving the annual work plan for the CoC, its Committees, the Collaborative Applicant, and the Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) Lead

Attend a Meeting

Continuum of Care Board meetings occur on the third Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the public are welcome and can join the webinar meetings at this Zoom link.

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Meeting materials

See meeting agendas, presentations and minutes from past Continuum of Care Board meetings.

2023 Meetings

2022 Meetings

Continuum of Care

Board Members

Brandi Tuck (she/her) – Path Home

Cammisha Manley (she/her) – Community Member

Christina McGovney (she/her) – Volunteers of America

Drew Grabham (he/him) – Central City Concern

Elise Cordle Kennedy (she/her) – Oregon Housing and Community Services

Hannah Studer (she/her) – Bridges to Change

Ian Slingerland (he/him) – Home Forward

Jamar Summerfiled (he/him) – Community Member

Jessica Harper (she/her) – City of Gresham

Katie Cox (they/she) – The Equi Institute

Laura Golino de Lovato (she/her) – NW Pilot Project

Lizzie Cisneros (she/her) – Vancouver Housing Authority

Mark Morford (he/him) – Community Member

Patrick Reynolds (he/him) – Community Member

Sherrelle Jackson (she/her) – Oregon Department of Human Services

Skyler Brocker-Knapp (she/her) – City of Portland

Dr. Stuart Zeltzer (he/him) – Physician, Kaiser Permanente

Xenia Gonzalez (she/her) – Community Member

Onboarding and Training Materials

View onboarding and training materials for Continuum of Care Board members.