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CoC Implementation Structure: Community Conversation about All Chicago Role - Shared screen with speaker view
Chris OHara
06:45
hello Nicole. This is Chris OHara from the LEC. I/Me
Audrey Thomas
07:01
Audrey Thomas - Deborah's Place. She/her/hers.
Beth Horwitz
07:33
Beth Horwitz, she/her, All Chicago
Ona Wang
07:40
Ona from Alternatives. they or any respectful pronouns
Nancy Hanson
07:46
Nancy Hanson: All Chicago Board Member, Board member/founder The Boulevard.
Cindy Blumenthal
07:49
Hello everyone, Cindy Blumenthal from Near West Side Community Development Corp. PSH provider.
Debbie Reznick
07:53
Debbie Reznick, she/her, Polk Bros. Foundation, CoC Board member.
Savannah King
08:09
Savannah King, she/her, All Chicago
Beth Horwitz she/her
08:36
Register for the third community conversation here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlceCurz4jEtOC9vZKA2sbhW0p7vzjwNe1
Sandra Berkley
08:47
Sandra Berkley Primo Center
Chris OHara
14:34
all Chicago also is the lead for the state of Illinois homeless prevention for Chicago
Chris OHara
16:17
Doesn't All Chicago as the Collaborative Applicant also have a role involved with informing DFSS role and responsibilities?
Chris OHara
19:27
DFSS is the ESG for Chicago. They also have contracts for Ombudsman program, Senior Services, Employment services, DV, Youth, and FEMA assistance in Chicago. They also lead the work in the crisis response in Chicago. DFSS has at least 7 deliverables with the City of Chicago
Ona Wang
29:24
Agree with Chris, this is a big issue
Ona Wang
32:36
Of these stakeholders, who is involved in policy recommendations and advocacy?
Ona Wang
34:12
Thank you. I'm very curious who within that network does research on best practices, who makes recommendations, who devises policy, who lobbies at local and state levels, etc.
Ona Wang
34:21
for a coordinated approach
Chris OHara
36:53
Does All Chicago in it's role as the Collaborative Applicant for CoC and HMIS lead; still coordinate with Urban Labs to look at intersections of data points? Specifically poverty, employment and other goals for the CoC?
Audrey Thomas
41:03
Individual organizations do research so it is good to encourage organizations to share their research/evaluation results.
All Chicago
41:19
Oh yes! Love that Audrey.
Chris OHara
01:07:27
I do think neutrality in the voted on items is helpful. Also system wide decisions should definitely have input from a broad spectrum. I do understand where Audrey is coming from though. There is experience within the gatekeepers, for lack of a better word.
Audrey Thomas
01:08:51
What I am saying is that maybe it is the backbone agency task to ensure that these committees/workgroups are inclusive.
Chris OHara
01:09:25
Thanks Audrey
Ona Wang
01:10:11
Also, beyond organization voices would love to see more spaces where people with lived experience have decision-making power and compensation for their epistemological subject-matter expertise
All Chicago
01:13:16
Cindy, I want to workshop what you said...it would be SO helpful b/c I'm sure many providers and CoC Members feel like you do! What's an example of an issue on the ground that might not be getting enough attention right now. If you can think of one...
Audrey Thomas
01:15:03
Yes - that is a great idea Beth.
Audrey Thomas
01:18:56
And hopefully the Affinity Groups will help to connect the on the ground with the higher level work.
Chris OHara
01:19:04
Would Eviction sealing be a topic to look at? Or sealing of an old criminal record to obtain certain housing and types of sustainable employment?
Chris OHara
01:20:19
Would also landlord engagement be another?
Ona Wang
01:21:30
relying solely on disaggregated data can lead to bias and protecting the majority instead of at intersectionality. Many of these issues could be resolved by having more people with intersectional experiences at that table
Ona Wang
01:22:01
*attention to intersectionality
Ona Wang
01:22:24
the lives and experiences of people impacted by housing insecurity are diverse and intersectional
Chris OHara
01:22:36
I really agree with intersections.
Debbie Reznick
01:25:02
Thanks for holding these meetings and providing opportunities for engagement and feedback. Incredibly collaborative, welcoming of feedback and ideas. Great example of continuous learning. Thanks for your leadership. And thanks to those of you who came and contributed.
Audrey Thomas
01:29:20
Thanks Beth. That makes sense.
Cindy Blumenthal
01:30:24
Thanks Beth we appreciate these opportunities.
Chris OHara
01:30:52
Same Battime lol.
Savannah King
01:32:18
Link to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4433823936883918347
Savannah King
01:32:29
My email address is sking@allchicago.org
Sandra Berkley
01:32:29
thank is great about training happening again
Audrey Thomas
01:32:57
Thank you!!
Nancy Hanson
01:33:17
Thanks to you both Nicole and Beth for this session. It was a very good discussion.