IHCC committees carry out goal, strategy, and policy development work. This work is presented to the IHCC Board as recommendations. Committee input ensures that scarce resources devoted to alleviating homelessness are maximized by filling identified service gaps in communities throughout Idaho. The committees consist of CoC Planning; Coordinated Entry; Data Collection, Reporting, and Evaluation (DCR&E); Governance; Point-In-Time Count; and Strategic Planning.
Idaho Homelessness Coordinating Committee (IHCC)
Meets quarterly in January, April, July and October.
Chair, Brady Ellis
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.331.4839
Region 1, Larry Riley
email@example.com | 208.664.3095
Region 2, Cliff McAleer
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.883.3438
Region 3, Jeremy Blades
email@example.com | 208.246.8830
Region 4, Randy Wastradowski
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.733-.9351 x1010
Region 5, BJ Stensland
email@example.com | 208.232.0178
Region 6, Dena Skinner
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.529.4673 x12
Boise CoC, Casey Mattoon
email@example.com | 208.371.9527
Formerly Homeless Rep, Steve Bonnar
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.883.3438
Dept. of Commerce, Tony Tenne
email@example.com | 208.334.2470 x2111
Dept. of Corrections, Timothy Leigh
Tleigh@idoc.idaho.gov | 208.605.4771
Dept. of Education, Suzanne Peck
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.332.6904
Dept. of Health and Welfare, Adam Panitch
Adam.Panitch@dhw.idaho.gov | 208.334.4916
Dept. of Labor, Rico Barrera
email@example.com | 208.332.3570
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Anna Johnson-Whitehead
firstname.lastname@example.org | 208.442.1000 x7806
HIV/AIDS Representative, Family Medicine Health Center: Jamie McDonald, email@example.com | 208.954.8740 x1832
Domestic Violence organization representative: Vacant
Chair: Leslie Foltz
Facilitator: Shane Carlton
Cindy Wood, Family Promise of North Idaho (Region 1); Cliff McAleer, Sojourners’ Alliance (Region 2); Crystal Arteaga-Juarez, CATCH (Region 3); Sunny Shaw, Twin Falls Housing Authority (Region 4); Leslie Foltz, Bannock Youth Foundation (Region 5); Marina Trejo (Region 6); Vacant (Boise CoC); Shane Carlton, IHFA.
Committee members develop policies and procedures for the IHCC, which are adopted into the IHCC’s operating guidelines. Such work ensures the IHCC operates in an effective manner to meet the goals and strategies adopted.
Homeless Connect Committee
Becca Stinson, St. Vincent de Paul (Region 1); Rebecca Rucker, Sojourner’s Alliance (Region 2); Betsy Bowling, CATCH (Region 3); Marhi Carter, SCCAP (Region 4); Jessica Buckley, Aid for Friends (Region 5); Dena Skinner, CLUB (Region 6); April Durrant, HUD; Brian Dale, HUD; Ann Fitzsimmons, VA; Heidi Smith, Department of Health and Welfare; Lisa Steele, IHFA; Jennifer Otto, IHFA; Debbie Higginson, IHFA; Vacant (Boise CoC).
Committee members develop and support a coordinated, statewide homelessness response system to more effectively utilize available resources and ensure people with the greatest need are prioritized for housing and services.
Chair: Angela Wartel
Vice Chair: Tamara Harmon
Secretary: John Gibbons
Bob Daugherty, St. Vincent de Paul (Region 1); Angela Wartel, Lewis-Clark State College (Region 2); Jeremy Blades, CATCH Canyon County (Region 3); Tamara Harmon, Wellness Street Clinic (Region 4); Tami Moore, Aid for Friends (Region 5); Jordan Spencer, C.L.U.B. (Region 6); Vacant (Boise CoC); John Gibbons, IHFA.
Committee members work in conjunction with the HMIS Lead Agency (IHFA) on projects involving HMIS and other data sources within the IHCC to provide a comprehensive picture of clients, services provided and unmet needs, and coordinate requirements for the statewide HMIS. Data collection, reporting and evaluation involves not only HUD programs, but also other federal partners such as Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services, and faith-based and nonprofit agencies not participating in HMIS.
Donna Brundage, St. Vincent de Paul (Region 1); Steve Thomas, Family Promise of LC Valley (Region 2); Amanda Johnson, WICAP (Region 3); Randy Wastradowski, South Central Community Action Partnership (Region 4); Sarah O’Banion, Family Services Alliance and Amber Taysom, Bannock Youth Foundation (Region 5); Dena Skinner, CLUB, Inc. (Region 6); Vacant (Boise CoC); Jennifer Otto, IHFA; Amy Jenott, IHFA.
Members of this committee plan for and carry out the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count as directed by HUD. Committee members work with the Collaborative Applicant and the HMIS Lead Agency to develop and execute strategies to carry out the count at a regional level.
Strategic Planning Committee
Facilitator: Alicia Dart-Clegg
Aly Pogue, St. Vincent de Paul of North Idaho (Region 1); Cliff McAleer, Sojourners’ Alliance (Region 2); Amanda Fields, CATCH (Region 3); Randy Wastradowski, SCCAP (Region 4); Holly Llewellyn, Oneida Crisis Center (Region 5); Vacant (Region 6); Vacant (Boise COC); Alicia Dart-Clegg, IHFA.
Committee members determine what small steps the Balance of State can make to achieve functional zero homelessness. The members use benchmarks derived from the System Performance Measures to achieve their goals.