The Strategic Planning, Funding & Advocacy committee (SPFAC) will serve to set goals and actions steps to move the adopted Alliance for Housing strategic plan forward. The committee will create and complete planning documents; research and apply for funding opportunities; and attract and create new partnerships to advance Oakland County’s goal of ending homelessness. This committee will focus on Advocacy and Public Awareness to provide a platform for current political and legislative issues, along with promoting the Alliance as a resource for the effective engagement of public and political entities. It will serve as a platform for Public Relations so that the Alliance will be able to manage information provided to our community. Members of this committee may participate in one or more of that three areas depending on their interests.
Project Monitoring and Performance Outcomes Committee
The Project Monitoring and Performance Outcomes Committee shall promote the quality of all funded projects by evaluating project proposals, making funding recommendations, and monitoring progress. The committee shall also implement and monitor HMIS.
The Systems Coordination and Implementation Committee shall develop resources to implement community strategies, provide member agencies with access to technical assistance/training, and establish best practices, referrals and other tools to increase the Organization’s effectiveness in the community.
The Finance and Audit Committee shall be chaired by the Treasurer and consist of only board members. The Treasurer will create a review and bring the annual budget created by the Executive director to the full board for approval. The Treasurer will oversee monthly and annual financial receipts and disbursements in accordance with the budget, and enact annual audits on the books and accounts of the Organization. This committee will make a recommendation to the full board of the selection of and auditor, will review the interim annual statements as well as the audited statements then bring a recommendation to the full board for approval.
Oakland County Centralized Housing Registry
The Alliance for Housing (Oakland County’s Continuum of Care) established a centralized housing registry to provide equitable and consistent access to all potential program participants seeking permanent supportive housing in our local community. A workgroup was established through the Alliance’s Systems and Integration Committee, under the CIST (Community Interagency Service Team) to develop both a centralized intake process with prioritization standards, and to provide continued implementation and oversight of the disposition process. Over time, this group has expanded to include representation of youth programs, rapid rehousing and transitional housing.