The Board voted by email throughout the week of June 10, 2019 on several issues.
VOTING ATTENDANCE [LISTED AS NAME, ORGANIZATION (SEAT) (ROLE, IF ANY)]
Laura Hasenstein, Louisiana Department of Health (Louisiana Department of Health)
Antiqua Hunter, Louisiana Department of Education (Louisiana Department of Education)
Addie Duval, Start Corporation (Baton Rouge Region)
Brooke Guidry, Start Corporation (Houma Region)
Tarek Polite, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (Lake Charles Region)
Mitzi Harris, Project Celebration (Natchitoches/Sabine Region)
Gail Gowland, St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program (Plaquemines/St. Bernard Region)
LA BOSCOC Committee and Attendance List
The Board voted unanimously (7-0) to maintain a public-facing list of the attendance records for all general meetings, committee meetings, and Board meetings retroactive to 2018 and moving forward. This list will also contain information about each organization’s Good Standing status. This list will be maintained by LHC. For more information about Good Standing, please refer to: https://laboscoc.org/good-standing
Coordinated Entry Request for Proposals - One Stop
The Board voted unanimously (6-0) to approve LHC releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to fund up to $150,000 in Coordinated Entry activities at the One Stop Homeless Services Center in Baton Rouge, LA through the upcoming Funding Year 2019 Continuum of Care (FY 2019 CoC Program) Competition. This amount will be deducted from the competitive amount prioritized to the Baton Rouge Region. The LA BOSCOC anticipates that there will still be a significant amount of competitive funding available to the Baton Rouge Region.
HUD Technical Assistance: Governance
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has invited the LA BOSCOC to join a Community of Practice (CoP) related to CoC governance. These CoPs are remote group learning opportunities where multiple CoCs collaborate on sharing best practices and learning from HUD TA providers on a given topic.
This CoP will last roughly 6 months; Addie Duval will attend for the Board and Aundrea Braniff will attend for LHC.
No members of the Board were nominated for the Vice Chair position. As such, that position will remain open until such time as someone is nominated to fill it.