Committees & Members

 Through a Collective Impact approach, ODFC coordinates the strategies of prevention, housing, employment, advocacy and services to ensure that episodes of homelessness are rare, brief and non-recurring and that all citizens within the region have access to safe, affordable housing.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COORDINATING COUNCIL

Purpose:  The Coordinating Council is the ODFC decision-making body and is considered the Board of Directors. The Council conducts planning and encourages the collaboration of its members, prepares and hears reports of ODFC workgroups and committees, evaluates systems and develops the necessary procedures to implement policies [ratified by ODFC].

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COMMITTEES

Finance Committee

Purpose: The ODFC Finance Committee is responsible for the following activities: 

  • Review contracts submitted by other committees and make recommendations to Coordinating Council or Executive Committee

  • Review budget and make recommendations to Coordinating Council or Executive Committee

  • Monitor ODFC expenditures and notify the Coordinating Council or Executive Committee of any predicted or actual variance from the annual budget

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Jobs and Income Growth Task Force (formerly Economic Security Committee)

Purpose: The Jobs and Income Growth Task Force is responsible for fostering housing retention through income growth and employment. Regular activities may include linking workforce system resources to the housing assistance system and expanding income growth for persons with disabilities.   

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System Performance Advisory Board (formerly Standards and Evaluations 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.

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Health and Housing Stability Committee

Purpose:  The Health and Housing Stability Committee aims to improve access to and retention of mainstream healthcare services and housing for three priority populations: most vulnerable and/or chronically homeless individuals; families, children and youth; and re-entry.

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Crisis Response and Coordinated Access Network [CAN]

Purpose: 

  • Oversees Fairfield County Regional Coordinated Access Network [FC—CAN] operations

  • Enhances process of prioritizing individuals and families for housing resources to include, but is not limited to: Emergency Shelter, Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing

  • Aligns local activities to statewide strategies as they evolve

  • Acts as conduit between statewide CAN leadership, Fairfield County CAN and ODFC Continuum of Care [CoC]

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Nominating Committee

Purpose: The Nominating Committee shall solicit suggestions for any recommended appointments to the Coordinating Council, Executive Committee, Officers, and Committee Co-Chairs.

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Funders’ Work group and Funding Oversight Sub-Committee

Purpose: The Funders' Collaborative role is to align funders' goals those of ODFC and to coordinate activities of the Funding Oversight Subcommittee.

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Youth To Lead Change (Y-TLC)

Purpose:  The role of Y-TLC is to build on the existing crisis response system to help meet immediate and longer-term needs of unstably housed youth and young adults within the Coordinated Access Network [CAN] region. 

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Youth Advisory Board

Purpose: The purpose of the Youth Advisory Board is to provide input to ODFC leadership on policies, including funding applications, that relate to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

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Communications Committee

Purpose:  The Communications Committee develops and implements communication plans both internally and with the general public

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