October 2021 Community Meeting

Chittenden County Homeless Alliance

Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 7, 2021          9:00 am – 10:30 am      

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4507831188?pwd=bVE0ZEphY0RpUmQvYU5lNmlFOWNVUT09

Meeting ID: 450 783 1188           Passcode: 0cxdf6


  1. Introductions and Announcements (Jane Helmstetter)
  2. Current CoC Project Presentations, Prioritization, Reallocation, and NOFO Update (Marcella Gange, CEDO) (20 mins)  Pathways  CVOEO  ICA  BHA  STEPS

*VOTE WARNED- to give authority to the Executive Committee to approve the completed application and submit it to HUD if deadlines do not align with scheduled Steering Committee meetings

  1. Housing Development Update (15 mins)Jennifer Hunter, Cathedral Square, Margaret Bozik, CHT, Gus Seelig, VHCB
  2. Emergency Housing Update (Robyn Stattel, ESD) (10 mins)
  3. VCEH and VAHC Updates (Martin Hahn and David Martins) (15 mins)
  1. Federal Update (Erhard Mahnke, Senator Sanders’ Office) (5 mins)
  1. Updated Charter Language- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement (Sarah Russell, CVOEO) (5 mins)

*VOTE WARNED- to adopt the updated CCHA Standing Rules (Charter) which includes a newly added Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

  1. Sub-Committee Recruitment
  • Coordinated Entry (Marcella Gange)
  • Strategic Planning (Margaret Bozik)
  • Data Quality and PIT (Meaghan Morrow Rafferty and Marcella Gange)
  • NOFO (Marcella Gange)
  • Veterans (Jason Brill)

*VOTE WARNED- to approve and adopt the updated Vermont Veterans Committee on Homelessness documents as presented

  • Outreach and Membership (Maryellen Mendl and Lacey Smith)
  1. Slate of Steering Committee Members and VOTE (Jane Helmstetter) (5 mins)
  2. Conversation on Community-Wide Staffing Challenges– (Tammy Santamore, COTS)