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Nashville, Davidson County, TN: Governance Board & Metro Continuum of Care (CoC) Planning Council Announcement

The July 11 meeting of the CoC Governance Board has been cancelled.  It is anticipated that at next Tuesday’s Metro Council meeting, the city ordinance forming the Nashville-Davidson County Continuum of Care Planning Council will pass on 3rd reading, paving the way for that new group’s first meeting on the morning of July 18.   

If the ordinance indeed passes next Tuesday, the CoC Planning Council will meet from 8:30-11:30 (a longer, initial orientation session) on Wednesday, July 18, at MDHA’s Randee Rogers Training Center, 1419 Rosa Parks Blvd., and future meetings of this group will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at 9 a.m. at the same location. 

In case the ordinance does NOT pass, the CoC Governance Board will meet on this day instead, from 9-10:30 a.m. (Wednesday, July 18 at MDHA’s Randee Rogers Training Center, 1419 Rosa Parks Blvd.) 

Nashville, Davidson County, TN: Coordinated Entry System (CES) Announcement

CES Policies and Procedures Manual_06.18.2018

Instructions for Public Comment on the CoC CES Policies and Procedures Manual

  1. Draft of P&P will be emailed out to the CoC General Body, Governance Board and the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission sent out via email.
  2. Paper copies will be available at the CoC General Meeting on Thursday 6/21/2018 for those without computer access.
  3. A Public Forum is scheduled for Friday, 6/29/2018 at 11am-12pm, tentative location: MDHA’s Randee Rogers Training Center, 1419 Rosa L Parks Boulevard. If possible, please submit comments to be addressed at the forum via email to the email listed below or in person at Metro Social Services, ATTN Jessica Ivey, by June 27, 2018 at noon.
  4. Written comments can be submitted to  through 12:00pm July 16th.
  5. Responses to all comments received will be completed by 5:00pm on July 17th. The responses will be sent out via email and provided to the Homelessness Planning Council (or the body who represents the CoC Governance Board at that time) along with the updated P&P.
  6. Final Draft will be presented to Homelessness Planning Council on 7/18/18 for approval.
  7. Final Draft will also be presented to the CoC General membership for approval at their meeting on 7/19/2018.
Click Here: CoC Meetings Calendar
Click Here: CoC General Membership

The Continuum of Care of Nashville-Davidson County (CoC), consists of community partners dedicated to ending homelessness in Nashville. This Charter sets out the composition, roles, responsibilities, and committee structure of the Nashville-Davidson County Continuum of Care (CoC), whose jurisdiction includes Nashville and Davidson County.

Nashville, Davidson County, TN Governance Charter, 2017 version

Click Here: CoC Governance Materials

The Nashville CoC Governance Board ensures orderly operations of the Nashville CoC. The Governance Board shall have the power to act on behalf of, and in the best interest of, the Nashville CoC. The Governance Board shall conduct the business of the Nashville CoC. Board members are elected to term by the CoC General Membership body.

-Nashville, Davidson County, TN CoC Governance Charter, 2017 version


2018  FINAL CoC Governance Charter

CoC Governance Charter_06.08.2018

*Slight revision made to previously posted version. This version contains a correction around wording that was previously voted on. This change does not require a new vote.

Charter Questions? Send to Suzie Tolmie

Homeless Planning Council Ordinance Draft

Ordinance Questions? Send to Judy Tackett


Click Here: FY2017 Competition Materials
Click Here: FY2016 Competition Materials

The CoC will designate a Collaborative Applicant annually. This will be done by a full membership vote of the CoC. The Collaborative Applicant is responsible for facilitating the community response to the annual Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and providing all other operational, staffing, and administrative support for the CoC.

Nashville, Davidson County, TN Governance Charter, 2017 version

Click Here: HUD Technical Assistance Materials

Since Fall 2016, Nashville, Davidson County, TN has been receiving technical assistance from a technical assistance provider, Cloudburst. For materials, presentations, community involvement or timelines, please visit the link above.

Nashville, Davidson County, TN Governance Charter, 2017 version

Click Here: HUD Point-in-Time Materials

Each year, the MDHA leads the HUD required Point-In-Time (PIT) count for Nashville, Davidson County, TN.  The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is an annually conducted count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January carried out by the local body.

Nashville, Davidson County, TN Governance Charter, 2017 version

Click Here: HMIS Materials

The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is the Nashville-Davidson County, TN CoC’s primary database used to collect data on homelessness.

Nashville, Davidson County, TN HMIS Policies and Procedure Manual, version 2017 (currently under review)

To learn more about the Continuum of Care, HMIS or how to join a committee, please contact CoC Support Staff below:

Suzie Tolmie
CoC Homeless Coordinator
Phone: 615.252.8574

Mandy Wood
HMIS Administrator and Data Analyst
Phone: 615.252.8545