CoC Governance

The CoC is governed by a board composed of community members invested in the issue of homelessness. The CoC Board is an independent entity, but is not incorporated, so must appoint a local entities to conduct business on behalf of the Board and CoC at large.

Governing Board

The Governing Board is the policy-setting and decision-making body for the CoC. The board is responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination of resources, and evaluation of results for the community.
The work of the CoC is extensive, and there are many responsibilities that a single entity cannot effectively manage on its own. Therefore, Wake CoC Governance Board has established the following on-going committees and time-limited workgroups to facilitate the work of the CoC.


Funding Review Committee

The Funding Review Committee reviews and ranks project applications for funding through the CoC NOFA and other approved funding sources. This group develops fair and transparent processes for determining what projects and organizations receive funding.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is responsible for engaging the diverse stakeholders and service providers that are critical to improving the affordable housing situation in Wake County. This group recruits individuals and organizations to become members of the CoC and actively participate in committees and work groups, and is responsible for determining the qualifications needed by both organizations and individuals to participate in the CoC.

Coordinated Access System (CAS) Committee

The CAS Committee provides macro-level oversight of the Coordinated Access System. This group collaborates, troubleshoots issues and makes recommendations for system improvements to the CoC Governing Board.

Data Advisory Committee

The Data Advisory Committee monitors and reviews HMIS reports that are submitted to funders. This group is responsible for reporting on data quality and data completeness, and for providing recommendations to the CoC Governing Board on system-wide data performance improvements. Each year, this group works with the HMIS Lead to complete the Annual Gaps Analysis.

Homeless Emergency Response Committee (HERC)

The primary role of the HERC is to assist and oversee the management of “emergency” events as they arise. Activation would be determined by the set guidelines and protocols that are set forth by this committee and approved by the NC 507 CoC. The benefit of having such a system in place would be to have a unified command structure and communications strategy for large scale events or events where multiple people/agencies are impacted.

Racial Equity Committee

The Racial Equity Committee evaluates the CoC policies and data related to racial equity to ensure that access to safe and affordable services and housing is the norm for African American, American Indian, and LatinX peoples. This group monitors the extent that marginalized populations are overrepresented in the homeless system and recommends policy changes based on data and best practices.

Work Groups

Work Groups are formed to address a specific topic or issue on a limited time basis. They typically report directly to the Governing Board. 

CoC Charter Review Work Group

This group is responsible for reviewing and updating the establishing charter of the NC 507 Continuum of Care.

Street Outreach Work Group

This group is responsible for planning, coordinating, and ensuring the PIT count is carried out in Wake County.