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CoC Committees & Meetings

Below are the committees, board, and groups that make up the Continuum of Care. Please click below to be directed to more information about each committee or group, including membership and meeting materials. For any questions, please contact Laura Urteaga-Fuentes.


CoC Board

CoC Membership

CoC Board Executive Committee

Funding Review Team

Data & Performance Measurement Committee

HAWC Oversight & Evaluation Committee


Continuum of Care Membership 

To CoC membership is composed of any parties with an interest in ending homelessness in Washtenaw County. To become a member, those interested need to attend a semi-annual all-membership meeting (schedule is listed below). These meetings help members learn about the work that is being done to combat homelessness, as well as hear about events, committees, workgroups and other ways to be involved.  The best way to stay abreast of these opportunities is to be on the CoC listserv. The CoC listserv is used to:

  • Make announcements about CoC membership and CoC Board meetings, including meeting agendas, minutes and materials.
  • Release information about relevant policies affecting housing and homelessness in Washtenaw County, including  policy updates and information from HUD and MSHDA
  • Provide community-wide education opportunities and events for best practices in Washtenaw County
  • Share news stories, publications, and other media related to housing and homelessness in Washtenaw County

To sign-up on the list-serv, please email Laura Urteaga-Fuentes.

If you are interested in information about media appearances, community education opportunities, general community advocacy, and other related matters, please contact Amanda Carlisle at the Washtenaw Housing Alliance at


 May 29, 2014 1-2:30pm

5305 Elliot Drive, Ypsilanti, MI

St. Joseph's Education Center Auditorium

Meeting Flyer


 January 8, 2014 9-11am

4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building

December 10, 2015 9-11am

4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center


CoC Board Executive Committee

The Washtenaw County CoC Board has two co-chairpersons and a secretary, selected into leadership by the CoC Board by a majority vote. Co-chairs and secretary serve one-year terms.


Trish Cortes, Director, Community Support & Treatment Services (CSTS)

Katie Doyle, Director, Ozone House

Carole McCabe, Director, Avalon Housing


Meetings are convened as needed.

Funding Review Team (FRT)

The Funding Review Team (FRT) reviews program outcomes, compliance, and data quality in order to make funding recommendations to the CoC Board for the Continuum of Care (CoC) and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) annual funding competitions. Below are the FRT funding process reports for 2014.

While the FRT will not have any review responsibilities until the next funding rounds for ESG and CoC funding in 2015, the FRT is still in need of 1 to 3 additional members. Staff is actively working with current members as well as the CoC Board to identify candidates. Candidates cannot have a conflict of interest with ESG and/or CoC funds and programs (e.g. cannot be part of an agency that receives CoC and/or ESG funds). Any interested individuals should contact Laura Urteaga-Fuentes.


Jean Carlberg (community member), Sarah Stanton (Habitat for Humanity), Amanda Carlisle (WHA), Amanda Sternberg (Homeless Action Network of Detroit), Andrea Plevek (OCED), Laura Urteaga-Fuentes (OCED)


Meetings are scheduled as needed once the Notice of Funding Award (NOFA) is released for each funding competition. Members meet for 2-4 meetings during each funding competition. Meetings held during the May-December 2014 time period include 8/1, 8/4, 10/8, 10/15, and 11/20.


For reports, please see our documents page.

Data & Performance Measurement committee (DPMC)

The DPMC seeks to ensure local compliance with HUD Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) data standards, improve agency and community-wide data quality, as well as use HMIS data to inform CoC program/system design and measure progress on community goals and plans to end homelessness.The committee will continue to meet bi-monthly through 2015. 


Mercedes Brown (OCED), Marla Conkin (Salvation Army), Ellen Schulmeister (SAWC), Allie Schachter (Ozone House), Greg Pordon (DHS), Marci Scalera (CMHPSM), Barbara Niess-May (SafeHouse), Misty Henderson (MAP), Andrea Plevek (OCED), Laura Urteaga-Fuentes (OCED), Emily Wilson (OCED intern)


Meetings held every other month on the third Thursday of the month from 3-430pm.

Date Meeting Materials
September 18, 2014    



November 20, 2014



January 22, 2014



HAWC Oversight and Evaluation Committee

The HAWC Oversight & Evaluation Committee’s responsibility is to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of our centralized intake, Housing Access of Washtenaw County. The committee reviews customer service evaluation results, HAWC policies and procedures, and marketing materials in order to make improvement recommendations. 


Amanda Carlisle (WHA), Paul Sher (LSSCM), Renee Smith (City of Ypsilanti), Marla Conkin (Salvation Army), Carole McCabe (Avalon), Ellen Schulmeister (SAWC), Tenetia Pulliam (Salvation Army), Wendy Hatem (RAAH), Chris Barry (IHN), Sarah Munro (LSSCM), Andrea Plevek (OCED), Laura Urteaga-Fuentes (OCED),  Mercedes Brown (OCED), Jennifer Lyons (OCED/WHA)


Meetings are held every other month 1-230 pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

Date Meeting Materials
July 11, 2014

Agenda & Minutes

October 1, 2014

Agenda & Minutes

December 3, 2014    

Meeting cancelled

February 4, 2015

April 1, 2015

June 3, 2015

Agenda & Minutes

Agenda & Minutes

Agenda & Minutes

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