The ND CoC has six 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. 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.

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 Applicant.

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

  • Annual review of 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.

Meeting Dates
Quarterly Meetings, last Monday in March, June, September, and December

Information coming soon.

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.

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.

Meeting Dates
Quarterly Meetings, the last Wednesday of January, April, July and October.

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

The Youth Action Board (YAB) is a standing committee under the oversight of the CoC Board.

The YAB is responsible for:

  • Using their lived experiences of homelessness as a tool to bridge the gaps between homelessness and quality of care for all youth under the age of 24 living in North Dakota;
  • Informing policy and creating systematic change to combat youth homelessness; and
  • Advising the ND CoC regarding their ongoing commitment to meet the needs of youth experiencing homelessness in ND and ensure that ND CoC policies and practices are informed by the voices of young people with lived experience.
  • Membership on the YAB shall be limited to currently or formerly homeless youth and young adults ages 14-24 in North Dakota. Membership on the YAB shall be determined through an application process directed by current YAB members.
  • General YAB meetings shall be open to any youth that has experienced homelessness or housing instability between the ages of 14 and 24 years old.
  • The YAB Governance structure will follow a flat leadership model with an executive committee and a general forum. The executive committee will consist of ten members representing eight regions and two at large members. The general forum is open to any youth/young adults in ND.
  • YAB will be compensated for their time as approved in the YAB Compensation Policy.