The ND CoC has four standing committees to support the CoC in achieving its goals and responsibilities with at least one CoC Board member serving as liaison to each committee.

CARES is a shared committee under the oversight of the Board with joint leadership from the West Central Minnesota Continuum of Care and the White Earth Tribe. Members are elected by the CoC. The committee is responsible for:

  • Supporting the CoC in assuring the region has a Coordinated Assessment system that is compliant with HUD and state policies/regulations, including:

    • Supporting CoC leadership in establishing communication , structure, policies, and training materials that support compliance with HUD regulations.

    • Promoting CARES compliance and implementation across the state.

ND Continuum of Care Representatives

Jill Elliot
Deputy Director, Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Fargo, ND

Heather Ingman
Direct Services Coordinator, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center, Dickinson, ND

David Wilkie
Captain, Dickinson Police Department, Dickinson, ND

FM Coalition to End Homelessness

Beth Olson
Housing Navigator, Presentation Partners in Housing, Fargo, ND

Advisory Members (Non-voting)

Diana Hall, Veterans Administration
Carla Solem, Coordinator, West Central MN Continuum of Care
Cody Schuler, Exec. Director, FM Coalition to End Homelessness
Shawnel Willer, CoC Coordinator, ND Housing Finance Agency

Meeting Dates

Third Tuesday of April and September.

Additional information

CARES Website

The Data Committee is a standing committee under the oversight of the Board. The committee is responsible for:

  • Conducting an annual count of both sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons.

  • Monitoring the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) in coordination with the Collaborative Applican.

  • Reviewing and making recommendations for improved data quality and completeness.

  • Annual reviewing the program’s HMIS privacy, security, and data quality management plans.

  • Assuring HMIS is administered in compliance with HUD.

  • Collecting and providing data needed for regional and statewide planning.

Members
Erin Dahl, YWCA Cass Clay (Co-chair)
Mark Heinert, Youthworks (Co-chair)
Gerri Anderson, Northeast Human Service Center
Kara Meduna, Community Action Partnership
Lorraine Davis, NATIVE, Inc.
Melandie Deplazes, Safe Alternatives for Abused Families
Hannah Sayles-Ziemer, New Life Center
Sarah Kennedy, Presentation Partners in Housing
David Klein, Great Plains Housing Authority
Trisha Kutz, Northwest Human Service Center
Jessica Olson, Spectra Health
Jenna Richardson, Spectra Health
Lynden Ring, ND Dept. of Human Services
Alicia Torfin, ND Dept. of Human Services

Advisory Members
Shawnel Willer, ND Continuum of Care
Jayna Gray, Institute of Community Alliances
Kari Schultz, Institute of Community Alliances

Meeting Dates
Last Monday of the Month

The Rating and Ranking Committee is a standing committee under the oversight of the Board. The committee is responsible for:

Updating CoC policies for the annual HUD Continuum of Care Competition and presenting them to the CoC Board and CoC Membership for vote.

Conducting an annual review of all projects applying for the HUD Continuum of Care Competition using established criteria.

Ranking projects according to criteria and placing them in a recommended funding order by tier and presenting ranking recommendations to the CoC Board and Membership for vote.

Members
Tia Braseth, City of Fargo
Sarah Hasbargen, Southeast ND Community Action Agency
Carly Tate, United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks
David Wilkie, Dickinson Police Department

Advisory Member
Shawnel Willer, ND Continuum of Care

The System Performance Committee is a standing committee under the oversight of the Board. The committee is responsible for:

Taking the lead in establishing performance measures for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and CoC Programs.

Reviewing outcomes for ESG and CoC Programs.

Regularly monitoring system-wide performance targets and leading discussion on updating/adjusting measures.

Providing input to data committee on desired data input.

Members
Beth Larson-Steckler, ND Dept. of Public Instruction (Co-chair)
Katie Jo Armbrust, Grand Forks Housing Authority (Co-chair)
Erin Dahl, YWCA Cass Clay
Diana Hall, Veterans Administration
Julie Haugen, YWCA Cass Clay
Stan Stelter, Abused Adult Resource Center

Advisory Members
Shawnel Willer, ND Continuum of Care
Jayna Gray, Institute for Community Alliances
Kari Schultz, Institute for Community Alliances
Patrick Wigmore, Homebase

Meeting Dates
Third Wednesday of the Month

Ad Hoc working groups, task forces, and sub-committees may be created as needed by the Board.