MDHI Accepting Membership Applications

MDHI Stakeholders and Board of Directors recently voted to adopt a new CoC Governance Charter. The charter defines CoC membership benefits and responsibilities. Interested parties are invited to complete a brief membership application. Please share this opportunity with others who may be interested in joining. 

CoC Membership Application 

Who should apply?

Anyone who is interested in ending homelessness in Metro Denver, including representatives from nonprofit homeless assistance providers, persons who have lived experience of homelessness, domestic violence survivor service providers, faith-based organizations, government entities, businesses, advocates, mental health agencies, hospitals, veteran organizations, school districts and more. (See the charter for a complete list.)

Can more than one representative from my organization apply for membership? 

Absolutely. We ask that each organization appoint one person to serve as the primary liaison to the CoC. This person is responsible for representing MDHI within their organization, ensuring that trainings and stakeholder meetings are attended, and informing the organization’s leadership of matters related to the CoC. Each such liaison must complete a conflict of interest disclosure statement. Liaisons will be able to vote at CoC stakeholder meetings. Voting is limited to one designee per member organization. 

When should I apply?

New members are invited to join on an ongoing basis. However, to be eligible to vote for 2019 committee chairs and co-chairs, please complete an application no later than 5pm on November 15, 2018.

What are benefits of membership?

In addition to the opportunity to formally be part of our CoC's efforts to end homelessness in Metro Denver, CoC members may:

• Apply for funding opportunities passed through the CoC by HUD and other funding bodies (for example,
funding from HUD’s ESG programs).
• Vote at annual stakeholder meetings. Voting is limited to one designee per member organization.
• Have staff members appointed to CoC committees as voting members, with the authority to make formal
recommendations to the CoC Board of Directors.
• Receive technical assistance from MDHI and its partners to support the implementation of effective program
operations.

Some of the membership responsibilities don't apply to me/my agency. 

CoC members represent a variety of groups, including groups that are not CoC-funded and/or do not provide direct services to persons experiencing homelessness. Participation in HMIS and OneHome are required of CoC-funded programs. For non-CoC funded members, the commitment is to collectively support these CoC efforts.

Other questions? 

Please review the Governance Charter and email Rebecca@mdhi.org with questions. 

 


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