STANDARDS AND EVALUATION committee

Purpose:  The Standards and Evaluations Committee is committed to ending homelessness through data driven decisions, timely and effective interventions, and efficient utilization of housing and program resources.

Co-Chairs:
Deborah L. Smith, Director of Housing, Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc., dlsmith@ccfc-ct.org
Noel Kammermann, Director Performance Excellence, Inspirica, Inc., nkammermann@InspiricaCT.org
Stuart Lane, Executive Director, Mid Fairfield AIDS Project, slane@mfap.com

Committee Members:
Kara Capone, New Reach, Inc. 
Nicole Dupee, Recovery Network of Programs
Hilda Johnson, The United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
Neelam Joseph, DMHAS
Karen Mahar, Homes With Hope
Steven Maillard, Operation Hope
David Rich, Supportive Housing Works
Erin Russell, Alpha Community Services YMCA

Staff:  Pam Ralston, ODFC Manager, pralston@cceh.org 

Meetings: Monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 10:30 am - Noon, Mid Fairfield AIDS Project, 618 West Avenue, Norwalk

Initiatives:

Notice of Funding Availability [NOFA] for Continuum of Care [CoC] Funded Projects – HUD provides funding annually to nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

ODFC Budget and ContractsStandards and Evaluations Committee, in coordination with the ODFC Finance Committee, manages the ODFC Budget and is responsible for the creation and monitoring of contracts allocated by HUD Planning Grant Funds. 

Monitoring and Evaluations of HUD Funded Projects – Standards & Evaluations committee determines project renewal funding based on the results of agency level performance evaluations to reflect HUD performance measures and progress in obtaining & maintaining permanent housing.