Governance

Leadership and Membership

Becoming a Member. The CoC is open to all people interested in and committed to working together with others to end homelessness in our region. Modest resources are available to support participation by people with lived experience of homelessness. Details are on the Meetings page (menu at left). Please join us!

Nominating Members for Leadership Positions. Nominations are open for 2022 Committee seats.  Please submit your nomination by Friday, November 5 for the individual(s) you recommend for CoC Co-Chair or Committee member. You may nominate yourself or someone else. 

Request for Lead Agency Applicants - Due September 3, 2021. River Valleys CoC (Rochester/Southeast Minnesota CoC MN-502) is seeking applications from organizations that would like to become the CoC Lead Agency beginning January 1, 2022. To apply, agencies must meet eligibility criteria established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and submit documentation of interest and qualifications to the CoC Executive Committee for review.  

Geography

Continuum of Care (CoC) is a collaborative community-led planning network that coordinates services and maximizes resources to reach the goal of preventing and ending homelessness. The community planning network in south central and southeastern Minnesota is River Valleys CoC (Rochester/Southeast Minnesota MN-502). It is recognized by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development as the Continuum of Care responsible for submitting applications for Continuum of Care Program funds. 

River Valleys CoC serves the counties of Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, LeSueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan and Winona, including entitlement jurisdictions within these counties' geographic areas. It also shares geography with the native nation Prairie Islan Indian Community.  

Map of CoC region

Structure 

Revisions: CoC members are invited and encouraged to submit recommendations for revisions to the CoC Governance Charter that may serve the CoC's mission in the region. Recommendations may be submitted all year long, and they are reviewed by the Executive committee on a regular schedule (at least annually). Submit a Governance Charter revision recommendation

Policies

Revisions: CoC members are invited and encouraged to submit recommendations for revisions to CoC policies and creation of new CoC policies. Recommendations may be submitted all year long, and they are reviewed by the assigned committee on a regular schedule (at least annually). Submit a policy recommendation here.

    Annual Plan