OrganizationNameContact Information

Joey Carrizales
jcarrz48@yahoo.com  |  707-812-9910
Caminar, Inc.
Tranine Chisom
traninec@caminar.org  |  707-425-7036
Caminar, Inc.
Angelica Naranjo
anaranjo@caminar.org
City Church 2:42
Scott Mulvey
707-436-2172
City of FairfieldShelley Tiran, CoC Board Secretary
stiran@fairfield.ca.gov  |  707-428-7609
City of Vallejo
Judy Shepard-Hall
judy.shepard-hall@cityofvallejo.net  |  707-648-4408
City of VallejoRachael Frederick

County of Solano
Debbie Vaughn
707-784-6100
Edge Community Church
Michael Wurz
Info@edgecommunitychurch.org
Fairfield Police Department
Michael Ambrose
mambrose@fairfield.ca.gov
House of Purpose
Altheia Lindsey
housofpurpose1@inbox.com  |  707 208-7831
MedMark Treatment Centers
Raymond Courtemanche
RCourtemanche@medmark.com, 707-435-9911
Resource Connect Solano
Kandy Piresburt
707-655-7318
Shelter, Inc.John Eckstromjohn.eckstrom@shelterinc.org  |  925-957-7595
Shelter, Inc.
Janel Fletcher
janel.fletcher@shelterinc.org
Shelter, Inc.
Andrea Foti
andrea.foti@shelterinc.org
Shelter, Inc.
Madelyn Mitchell
madelyn.mitchell@shelterinc.org
Shelter, Inc.​Brandon Wirthbrandon.wirth@shelterinc.org
St. Basil Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Charmaine Ferraz

United Way Bay Area
Laura Escobar
Vacaville Social Services
Colleen Berumencberumen@vsscorp.org  |  707-447-1988


Housing First Solano Board

Two seats on the HFS CoC Board are currently open due to recent resignations. The CoC is seeking nominations to fill the Law Enforcement and Business Representative seats and will hold a vote at the December 18 CoC General Membership meeting once nominations are received. Interested community members should submit a completed copy of the application form to solano@homebaseccc.org.

Performance and Evaluation


The Performance and Evaluation committee evaluates the policies and procedures used to score projects that receive Housing First Solano funding. The Department of Housing and Urban Development mandates Continuums of Care create a non-biased, performance based review and rank process resulting in a prioritized listing of local projects.

The Performance and Evaluation committee reviews the tools used to score projects for the priority listing. The scoring tool includes objective metrics generated from data inputted into the Homeless Management Information System as well as subjective metrics provided by the participating projects through narrative responses in the Local Application. The Performance and Evaluation committee creates the scoring metrics and local application questions with an eye towards local and federal goals and priorities.

The Performance and Evaluation committee also creates the procedure for the review and rank competition. These procedures allow each project to equally participate in the competition and be ranked solely based on performance. Participating projects have an opportunity to appeal any scoring decision before it is final. These procedures also apply to the Mid-Year Review and Rank designed to give participating programs interim feedback prior to the Continuum of Care Competition.

Who We Are

Committees

This is not a comprehensive list of HFS CoC members. This list represents those members who requested that their contact information be added to the CoC website. If you would like to add or remove your contact information, please email solano@homebaseccc.org.

Housing First Solano utilizes committees to help it complete its mission. Committee membership is open to all members of Housing First Solano. If you are interested in any of these committees, please visit the "contact us" page and fill out the join form.​

Coordinated Entry


No one should be denied access to services simply because they showed up after someone else. Coordinated Entry seeks to eliminate arbitrary reasons for service denial as well as streamline the delivery of services to ensure those who need help the most get it. Coordinated Entry is a high priority for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Coordinated Entry committee works to develop Housing First Solano's coordinated entry infrastructure. The committee also develops the tools used to assess client vulnerability. Finally, the committee works to develop the procedures providers will follow as coordinated entry is implemented across Solano County.

More than 1,100 people in Solano County currently experience homelessness. Housing First Solano wants to change that.

 

We have a simple mission: find homes for those without. This goal seems simple, but could not be more complicated. High rents to the Bay Area, low housing stock, and a lack of affordable service options prevent many from affording a place to live. Housing First Solano works to solve that problem by connecting housing developers, mental and health service providers, and social services to effectively deliver the kind of help people need at the time they need it.


Housing First Solano is guided by its Charter, available here.  Other Housing First Governance documents include its Written Standards for Service.

Strategic Planning Committee


Housing First Solano is working with the entire County of Solano in creating a five year plan to address poverty and homelessness. The Strategic Planning Committee will work to develop this plan by providing insight and expertise from a provider's perspective in this broader planning effort. For more information this committee please click here.

Housing First Solano General Membership 


Governance Committee


Any functioning organization requires solid foundational documents. The Governance Committee reviews Housing First Solano's governing documents on an annual basis to make sure they meet the organization's needs. Governing documents include the bylaws, the policies and procedures for the Homeless Management Information System, and Housing First Solano's policies for prioritizing persons in housing. The Governance Committee ensures these documents align with Housing First Solano's Charter and its mission to end homelessness in Solano County.

CategoryNameOrganization
Nonprofit Homeless Assistance ProviderJohn EckstromShelter, Inc.
Nonprofit Homeless Assistance ProviderKatrina MorrowCircle of Friends
Faith-Based RepresentativeScott MulveyCity Church 2:42
Government RepresentativeShelley Tiran, Vice ChairCity of Fairfield
Government RepresentativeTamara ColdenCity of Vacaville
Government RepresentativeJudy Shepard-Hall, SecretaryCity of Vallejo
Government RepresentativeVACANTCity of Benicia
Government RepresentativeKathy Lawton-CaesarCity of Suisun City
Government RepresentativeVACANTCity of Rio Vista
Government RepresentativeSandy RoseCounty of Solano
Government RepresentativeVACANTCity of Dixon
Educational RepresentativeKimberly GoviCounty of Solano Office of Education
Mental Health Provider RepresentativeTranine ChisomCaminar, Inc.
Affordable Housing Developer RepresentativeMaurilio LeónCHOC Housing
Law Enforcement RepresentativeVACANT
Veterans Services RepresentativeLori BowleyVeterans Administration
Homeless or Formerly Homeless RepresentativeReginald Doss3rd Degree Grace
Homeless or Formerly Homeless RepresentativeJoey CarrizalesN/A
​At-Large RepresentativeKari RaderCommunity Action North Bay
At-Large RepresentativeColleen Berumen, ChairVacaville Solano Services
Business RepresentativeVACANT
Health Service Provider RepresentativeMadonna Garcia-CrowleyLa Clinica de la Raza