The work of the Cape Fear Homeless Continuum of Care is conducted both in the Board of Directors meetings and those of the various subcommittees, both standing committees and ad hoc committees, as well as various work groups.  All CoC partner agencies are encouraged to help staff the committees to ensure the voices of our community partners are heard.

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Current Sub-committees of the Cape Fear Homeless Continuum of Care (CFHCOC) are listed below. Each committee will be Chaired by CoC Board member, as appointed by the CoC Board Chair.  CoC members are encouraged to participate on committees.  Committees may be created, dissolved or renamed by the CoC Board and in accordance with the CoC's By-laws.

Oversight Committee

Committee Leadership: Dawn Ferrer

Contact Info: [email protected]

Purpose: This committee reviews complaints, grievances, and audit findings/concerns that impact partner agencies to ensure the integrity of program operations.

Frequency: As needed

Meeting Scheduled: as needed

Location: As announced by Committee Chair.



Structure Committee: Responsible for CoC Governance Documents

Committee Leadership: Jessica Biel

Committee Chair Contact: [email protected]

Purpose: To develop, revise, maintain structure and policy documents related to the administration of the Tri-HIC, including its Board.

Frequency: As needed

Meeting Scheduled: As needed

Location: Virtual unless otherwise announced.



HMIS Committee: Responsible Policy Related to Usage of HMIS System

Committee Leadership: Kyle Abrams

Committee Chair Contact: [email protected]

Purpose: Responsible Policy Related to Usage of HMIS System

Frequency: Monthly

Meeting Scheduled: Pending Development

Location: TBD

Lived-Experience Advisory Board - NEW!!

Committee Leadership: Pending Appointment

Purpose: To provide feedback, recommendations, and information from program participants and community members currently experiencing homelessness in order to inform strategic planning, board decisions, policy development and funding decisions. This feedback is critical to ensure our neighbors experiencing homelessness have their voices heard and that their voices inform agencies and decision makers in real time. 

Frequency: TBD

Meeting Scheduled: TBD

Location: TBD



Homeless Veterans Strategy Team

Committee Leadership: Kyle Abrams

Contact Info: [email protected]

Frequency: Bi-monthly

Meeting Scheduled: Contact Committee Chair

Location: Virtual until further notice



Coordinated Entry Committee: Setting Policies, Procedures and Revising Documents for Coordinated Entry System

Committee Leadership: Andrea Stough

Contact Info: [email protected]

Purpose: The committee is responsible for the integrity and sufficiency of the CoC's Coordinated Entry and Referral processes.

This committee will be working on the revision of our CES Assessment as we create a method to replace the ViSPDAT.

Frequency: Monthly

Meeting Scheduled: Varies - based on invitation

Location: Good Shepherd Center

Ranking Committee: Rating, Ranking and Funding Recommendations

Committee Leadership: Leslie Smiley

Contact Info: [email protected]

Purpose: To develop grant application policies & procedures, scorecards, and training guidance. To score and rank applications for State and Federal grant opportunities.

Frequency: As needed and scheduled




Committee Leadership: Cecelia Peers

Contact Info: [email protected]

Purpose: To develop policies and procedures for working with the local PHAs and specifically for voucher programs such as the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program

Frequency: As needed and scheduled



Point-In-Time & Homeless Service Events Planning Committee - NEW!!

Committee Leadership: LaCretia Keith

Contact Info: [email protected]

Purpose: To provide event planning for CoC sponsored events including PIT.

Frequency: PIT Seasonal meetings beginning July/August each year - as needed to plan for PIT. Other events - meeting will be determined by chair.

Rural County Sub-committee: Brunswick

Committee Leadership: Pending Appointment

Purpose: To address homelessness issues unique to Brunswick County and seek regional and local solutions, build on partnerships within the region, and to develop resources within Brunswick County. To develop point-in-time count strategies for Brunswick.

Frequency: Monthly

Meeting Scheduled: 3rd Monday of the month at 1 pm

Location: In person with hybrid option as of April 2023 - 30 Government Center Drive, Bldg B, Bolivia, NC

Previous Meetings: 

March 2022

April 2022

May 2022

June 2022

July 2022

August 2022

September 2022

October 2022

November 2022

January 2023 - PIT Training - Slides Available

February 2023

March 2023 - In Person in Shallotte

April 2023 - Recorded Minutes - Links expire after 12 months

May 2023 - Recorded Minutes - Links expire after 12 months

June 2023 - Meeting Canceled

July 2023

August 2023



CFHCoC Rural County Subcommittee: Pender