TAMPA/HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE (COC) COMMITTEES
The Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC Standing Committees are the “working bodies” of the CoC meaning the work of recommending and developing CoC policies and procedures, processes and standard performance outcomes to be applied CoC-wider begins with and is designated to the applicable committee. The recommendations from the committees are vetted by the CoC Executive Planning Committee with the THHI Board of Directors being the final decision making body, as outlined in the Governance Charter.
Tampa Hillsborough County CoC Committees
Standing Committees, Subcommittees, and At-Large Members
Executive Planning Committee
Standing Committees & Subcommittees
Consumer Advisory Committee
Coordinated Entry Committee
Point-in-Time Lead (Subcommittee)
Service & Delivery Committee
Unaccompanied Youth Committee
UNITY Advisory Committee
Veteran Leadership Committee
Youth Action Board (Subcommittee)
Below please find a list of committees, the committee purpose, meeting date, time and location.
Executive Planning Committee
The Executive Planning Committee of the CoC shall administer the goals and objectives of the CoC as set forth by its mission statement to include reviewing community-wide policies, planning of activities, identifying key stakeholders, expanding and maintaining active and diverse membership, and identifying additional resources necessary to address homelessness within the Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC in alignment with the community strategy and federal, state and local regulations. All recommendations made by the CoC Standing Committees are vetted by the CoC Executive Planning Committee and then forwarded to THHI’s Board for final determination of implementation approval.
Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Consumer Advisory Committee
The consumer advisory committee shall be comprised entirely of homeless and formerly homeless persons. Identify and quantify the needs of the CoC population and make recommendations, as appropriate, to the Service Delivery Committee and CoC Lead Entity.
The Coordinated Entry Committee shall guide the operation and course of the coordinated entry structure and determine how the system will address the needs of homeless individuals and families.
Meets: 3rd Thursday of each Month from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Outreach Committee shall work to identify and provide street outreach services to homeless individuals and families. The committee also works to identify and invite homeless and formally homeless individuals as representation on the Consumer Advisory Committee.
Meets: Second Monday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The Outreach Committee also organizes at least one community outreach effort each month in selected areas throughout Hillsborough County.
Point-in-Time Homeless Count Lead Committee
The PIT Homeless Count Lead Committee coordinates the implementation of the yearly HUD-mandated homeless count, identify deployment sites, recruit and train PIT volunteers, maintain and design PIT surveys and processes, work with UNITY on PIT data collection and analysis, and provide quality control.
The PIT Lead Committee meets monthly (TBD) June – December, and more frequently during January and February.
Ranking and Review
The Ranking and Review Committee shall establish performance measurements (work with UNITY Advisory Committee for HMIS implementation) and review the performance of organizations that are receiving funds, evaluate grant applications by conducting an objective review (based on performance measurements) and determine the ranking and scoring of each proposal, and provide recommendations to THHI Board of Directors.
Meets: 2nd Thursday of Jan., Apr., June, and Oct., 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Service and Delivery committee shall review available CoC services, identify gaps within the system, evaluate the effectiveness of service delivery methods, and provide recommendations for CoC improvements to the Executive Planning Committee.
Meets: 1st Tuesday of Every Month at 10 a.m.
Comprised of representatives from the school district, foster care system, youth-focused medical services, law enforcement, youth service providers, and the faith community; the committee works to assess the UAY population and develop a plan to address their needs for stable housing, transportation, jobs, education, health care and supportive relationships.
Meets: 1st Thursday of Every Month, immediately after the CoC Meeting (approx. 10:30 a.m.)
The UNITY Advisory Committee’s purpose is to provide guidance and oversight on the UNITY Information Network (Homeless Management Information System – HMIS) activity. The committee focuses its oversight on data entry participation and compliance, policy development, data quality and reporting guidance, grievances and appeals.
Meets: 4th Wednesday of every other month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) at 2:00 p.m.
The Veteran Leadership Committee assists with the development and implementation of a community response, including the development of processes and data analysis, needed to effectively end homelessness among Veterans.
Meets: 4th Tuesday of each Month, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Youth Action Board
The Youth Action Board shall be comprised entirely of homeless and formerly homeless persons between 16 and 24 years of age. Identify and quantify the needs of the unaccompanied youth population and make recommendations, as appropriate, to the CoC Executive Planning Committee and the CoC Lead Entity.
Meets: Various Locations
Please be aware that the committees are meeting virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyone may attend a committee meeting, however only committee members may vote.
If you are interested in becoming a member of one of the CoC Committees, please let us know via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and your request will be forwarded to the committee chair.
Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC Membership:
Membership in the Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC is open to any organization – nonprofit, for profit, or governmental entity – committed to ending homelessness or assisting people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless within the Tampa-Hillsborough County area.
Visit the CoC Membership page for more information about CoC membership and current members.