CoC Ad Hoc Committees
Periodically, the RTFH needs to complete specific, time limited tasks in order to comply with regulatory demands or to advance its goals and objectives. At the request of the Board, a temporary Task Group or Ad Hoc Committee may be formed to complete the identified task. These groups perform specific functions associated with completion of the task and are guided by and report to one of the established RTFH groups which may include the Board or a Committee.
Ad Hoc Committee on Addressing Homelessness Among Black San Diegans
In July 2020 the CoC board approved the creation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Addressing Homelessness Among Black San Diegans. According to the 2020 Point-In-Time (PIT) count, Black persons accounted for 21% of the unsheltered population and 30% of the sheltered population, while only accounting for 5.5% of the general population in San Diego County. The purpose of the Ad Hoc Committee is to explore the factors contributing to disparities among Black persons experiencing homelessness, listen and engage in extensive public dialogue with community stakeholders, and to develop a series of recommendations that the CoC can take to better address the impacts of systemic racism and its effects within the homeless crisis response system. This committee is chaired by board member Pastor Rolland Slade and committee member San Diego City Councilmember Sean Elo-Rivera.
Ad Hoc Committee on Veteran Homelessness
In August 2020 the CoC board approved the creation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Veteran Homelessness. Although this committee is new to the CoC Board, the Veteran’s Consortium group has been meeting for several years to coordinate the regional efforts for addressing homelessness among Veterans. The purpose of this group will be to continue to provide regional leadership on the issue of Veteran homelessness, review data and address challenges, and coordinate the effort to end Veteran homelessness across San Diego County. This committee is chaired by Jessica Chamberlain of the VA and Andre Simpson of VVSD.
Ad Hoc Committee on Health and Homelessness
In February 2021 the CoC Board approved the creation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Health and Homelessness. The purpose of this committee is to address issues related to the interaction of health and homelessness to further integrate best practices among housing, social services, and health providers to benefit the unsheltered who are being mutually served.