Southern Nevada has a long history of creating a regional collaborative to address homeless issues while respecting the individual stakeholders and political entities. The Southern Nevada Homelessness Continuum of Care’s (SNH CoC) foundation stems from the regional framework established by the SNRPC in 2003. Since our formation, we have incorporated the rules and regulations established through the HEARTH ACT and the Continuum of Care program in 2009. Through our collective impact and diverse SNH CoC Board, we strategically deliver homeless services and work to create a healthy system of care in our community.
The Evaluation Working Group is responsible for determining funding priorities, overseeing the collaborative application process and leading efforts as it relates to RFPs as well as evaluations associated with homeless efforts and ESG coordination.
Champion: Stacy DiNicola
Phone: (702) 267-2031
Meets monthly on the 2nd Monday from 9:30-10:30am.
Please note that due to COVID-19 meetings have moved to virtual formats. Please check the Community Calendar for the most up to date meeting schedule.
The EWG is tasked with:
- Determining CoC Priorities
- Collaborative Application process
- Collaborative Applicant
- Other Homeless RFP’s and applications for other funding sources that can be used to
- Support homeless services throughout entire CoC
- ESG Coordination
- Evaluate the unmet need calculation formula
- Review and analyze the annual homeless census and survey data
- Ensure the annual point in time is conducted in accordance with HUD guidelines and that results are analyzed and reported
- Develop recommendations for local priorities
- Collaborate across other working groups and share information for effective implementation and strategies as well as open and inclusive opportunities for CoC members to participate and be actively involved – work closely with Evaluation and Monitoring Working Group
- Ensure compliance with the HEARTH Act on data requirements
HMIS Working Group is responsible for ensuring HMIS compliance, overseeing operations, and reporting.
The Census Planning Working Group plans the annual homeless census. The Census Planning Working Group is responsible for organizing and executing the many activities that occur annually during the last week in January for the Homeless Census in the Southern Nevada region.
- Performance measures
- Annual compliance
- Capacity assessment
- System coordination (may include locally defined priority sub-populations such as youth, senior, veterans, etc.)
- Annual gaps analysis
- Consolidated plan
- Discharge planning
- Governance charter updates
- Alignment and capacity building
- Develop a community plan
- Currently operating as Operation Home! Communications Team
- Coordinated messaging and media (including social media and any other media outlets)
- Inventory of community partners
- Public service announcements;
- Educational materials
- Website content
- System administration
- System-level matching
- System-level provider concerns
- Policy and Procedure development
- Oversight of access points
- Assessment evaluation
- Creating an active peer learning space to problem-solve RRH challenges in real-time
- Empower RRH providers to test, reflect and adjust their approaches individually and collectively
Working Groups are established to address mandates and/or topics of critical importance to the SNH CoC and specifically referenced in the HEARTH Act. Working Groups are on-going in nature and made up of SNH CoC Board members, staff from local jurisdictions and CoC members representing sub-populations.