Sonoma County’s Home Sonoma TAC will serve as the HUD-mandated Continuum of Care (CoC) program for the county. According to HUD’s Continuum of Care Interim Rule, communities are required to establish a CoC program to receive CoC program funding. A CoC is expected to address homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a system of housing and services that meet those needs. The homeless system of care will also need to align with existing strategies to achieve zero functional homelessness established by the City of Santa Rosa and Petaluma, the two municipal HUD Entitlement Jurisdictions in Sonoma County.
Promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. Provide funding for efforts to quickly re-house individuals and families who are homeless, which minimizes the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness. Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
The Homeless System of Care Technical Advisory Committee is comprised of 25 voting members who will each serve on at least one of six Task Groups. These members will be high-level decision-makers from the following relevant organizations, as identified in the HUD regulations for establishing a Continuum of Care: nonprofit homeless assistance providers, victim service providers, faith-based organizations, governments, businesses, advocates, public housing agencies, school districts, social service providers, mental health agencies, hospitals, universities, affordable housing developers, law enforcement, organizations that serve veterans, and homeless and formerly homeless individuals. Voting members of the Technical Advisory Committee will apply to the Lead Agency through an open, online application process established by the Lead Agency. The Lead Agency will recommend qualified applicants to the Leadership Council, which will be responsible for approving their appointment to the Technical Advisory Committee.
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