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RACIAL EQUITY ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT

The NWCoC is now accepting applicants to join the Racial Equity Accountability Project (REAP). Members will serve as the NWCoC’s community advisory council to identify and dismantle racial injustice within the region’s homeless response system.

More information can be found below.

Job Description: click HERE

Fillable .pdf Application: click HERE

Online (Jotform) application: click HERE

What is a Continuum of Care (CoC)?

The Continuum of Care is a regional planning body of representative stakeholders designed to promote a shared commitment to the goal of ending homelessness with a focus on;

  • quickly rehousing homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness;
  • promoting access to and utilization of mainstream resources and benefits; and
  • optimizing stability and self-sufficiency for individuals and families while homeless and once housed.

It includes:

  1. Gathering and analyzing information to determine the local needs of people experiencing homelessness;
  2. Implementing strategic plans to end homelessness based on high quality data from your region;
  3. Measuring results of regional planning efforts; and
  4. Establishing a local process for applying, reviewing and prioritizing CoC project applications submitted to HUD.

Why should I participate in the CoC?

  • The CoC is a regional evaluation and planning process. Broad participation is needed to provide input on the creation, implementation and evaluation local and regional plans to prevent and end homelessness.
  • Peers in your Continuum of Care region can help your organization develop more effective ways to serve consumers by sharing information, resources, and experiences.
  • Planning as a Continuum of Care helps avoid duplication of efforts within a community and makes service providers more efficient.
  • Involvement in your Continuum of Care permits you to keep appraised of important information including: funding opportunities, partner updates, state plans and priorities, training opportunities, regional trends, advocacy opportunities, and more.
  • Involvement in your Continuum of Care allows your voice to be heard on policies, funding, and service needs of persons who are experiencing homelessness in your communities.
  • An effective Continuum of Care, with broad based representation, makes your region and its communities more competitive for HUD Homeless      Assistance grants.
  • A Continuum of Care can create a critical mass of political will to end homelessness.
  • Together we really can do more!

Working together to end homelessness in Northwest Minnesota

Contact

NW Minnesota CoC Coordinator

Cory Boushee

218-759-2057

HMIS Regional System Administrator

For time-sensitive questions email: mnhmis@icalliances.org

NW Priority List Manager for Housing Access/CES

Lori Anderson

218-773-3521