Rebuilding Lives Funder Collaborative

The Rebuilding Lives Funder Collaborative is the local continuum of care for Columbus and Franklin County’s programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Rebuilding Lives Funder Collaborative provides stewardship for all the strategies developed under the Rebuilding Lives plan, our community’s strategic plan to respond to homelessness. The Funder Collaborative oversees capital, services and operating funding for homeless programs in Columbus and Franklin County, coordinates activities for the Rebuilding Lives plan, promotes collaboration to achieve goals and strategies, and secures resources for programs and projects.

Membership on the Rebuilding Lives Funder Collaborative is broad and inclusive, with representation from the private sector, public sector, homeless service providers, faith-based organizations, public housing agencies, schools, hospitals, mental health agencies, law enforcement and other stakeholders. For information about the nomination process, contact Lianna Barbu at lbarbu@csb.org.

Rebuilding Lives Funder Collaborative Member Nominations

Nominations for 2016-2017 Rebuilding Lives Funder Collaborative (RLFC) membership are open. The nomination period will remain open until the upcoming RLFC Board meeting on May 12, 2016. During its May 12th meeting, the RLFC Board will consider any nominations and make final recommendations. The RLFC will vote on the RLFC Board recommendations at its June 1, 2016 meeting. The June 1st meeting is open to the public. The new membership will take effect July 1, 2016.

The current membership list is below. If you would like to nominate a new member, please send the nomination to Heather Notter (hnotter@csb.org) by Monday, April 25, 2016.


RLFC Members

HUD required membershipOrganizationMember
Non-profit homeless assistance providers
(rotating consideration)

Community Shelter Board

YMCA of Central Ohio

Michelle Heritage

Sue Darby
Youth homeless organizations
(rotating consideration)

Huckleberry House

Rebecca Westerfelt

Victim service providers
(rotating consideration)

The Center for Family Safety and Healing Karen Days

Faith-based organizations
(rotating consideration)

Stowe Mission of Central Ohio Michael Brooks
Local Governments

Columbus City Council

Columbus Mayor’s Office

City of Columbus

Franklin County

Priscilla Tyson

Emerald Hernandez

Kim Stands

James Schimmer

Street Outreach

(rotating consideration)

Capital Crossroads and Discovery SID

Lisa Defendiefer

Businesses
(rotating consideration)

The Columbus Foundation

CSB Board Member, Battelle

CSB Board Member; Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur

CSB Board Member, American Electric Power

Emily Savors

Patrick Jarvis

Joyce Edelman, Esq.

 

Teresa McWain

Advocates and other homeless subpopulation advocates (rotating consideration)

Columbus Coalition for the Homeless

Corporation for Supportive Housing 

Legal Aid Society of Columbus

Youth Advisory Board

Mary Wehrle

Terri Power

Donna Mayer

Tyson Teague

Agencies that serve survivors of human trafficking (rotating consideration) Freedom a la Cart Paula Haines
Public Housing Authorities Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Charles Hillman
School Administrators/Homeless Liaisons Columbus Public Schools – Project Connect Foster Ugbana
Employment Services (rotating consideration) Goodwill Columbus Mary Vail

Social Service Providers

Franklin County Children Services & Committee to End Youth Homelessness Chip Spinning
Franklin County Dept of Job and Family Services Robin Harris
Franklin County Office on Aging Antonia Carroll
Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities Jeff Pattison
United Way of Central Ohio Janet E. Jackson
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Organizations

ADAMH Board

Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare

David Royer

Veronica Lofton

Hospitals
(rotating consideration)

OhioHealth Christy Hendricks
Universities Columbus State Community College

Nancy Case

Affordable Housing Developers

Affordable Housing Trust Corporation

Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

Steven Gladman

Jonathan D. Welty
Law Enforcement

Columbus Police Department

Cmdr. Rhonda Grizzell

Local Jail

Franklin County Jail

Chief Deputy Geoff Stobart

Veterans Organizations

Veterans Administration

Veterans Service Commission

Carl Landry

Robert Bramlish

Homeless or formerly homeless persons
(rotating consideration)

Citizens Advisory Council

Citizens Advisory Council

Steve Sielschott

Jeff Cutlip

 


RLFC Board

OrganizationMember
City of Columbus

Kim Stands

Franklin County

Jim Schimmer

Citizens Advisory Council

Jeff Cutlip

ADAMH

David Royer

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

Charles Hillman

United Way of Central Ohio

Janet E. Jackson

The Columbus Foundation

Emily Savors

Columbus Coalition for the Homeless

Mary Wehrle

Affordable Housing Trust Corporation

Steven Gladman

Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

Jonathan D. Welty

Community Shelter Board

Michelle Heritage

Meetings

HUD Continuum of Care application

FY 2016 Notice of Funding Availability

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the FY 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability. The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by non-profit providers, State, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. CoC’s were required to designate a Collaborative Applicant to submit a consolidated CoC application for funding for the community as a whole, and the Community Shelter Board (CSB) is Franklin County’s collaborative applicant. Please see the below Prioritization document for information on how the Franklin County CoC ranks projects for inclusion in the CoC application. Please contact CSB if you have a new, eligible program that you would like to discuss for this year’s CoC application.

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