Purpose of a State Interagency Council

The Purpose of a State Interagency Council is to...

Create a state plan to prevent and end homelessness that assesses overall needs, coordinates resources, and promotes national best practices. SICHs can facilitate alignment of state-wide and local plans with the goals, vision, values, and strategies of Opening Doors.

Foster the development of local community plans to end homelessness throughout the state.

Recommend policy, regulatory, and resource changes needed to accomplish the objectives outlined in the state plan.

Ensure accountability and results in implementation strategies.

Create a state-wide partnership with local stakeholders and local elected officials through Continuums of Care and Ten Year Planning Councils.

Promote a research-driven, performance-based, results-oriented plan and implementation strategy.

Sustain a non-partisan approach to address homelessness.