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The Action Agenda

The Action Agenda

What is the Action Agenda?

The Action Agenda is a strategy and work plan to encourage the CoC, the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), and All Chicago to become more responsive, collaborative, and action-oriented in our work to end homelessness. It encompasses four key strategies to strengthen and focus the work of All Chicago, DFSS, and the CoC:

  • Organize. Create an infrastructure of working groups focused on actions that advance the goals of Plan 2.0.
  • Empower. Empower All Chicago as the backbone organization leading the CoC to achieve the goals of Plan 2.0.
  • Elevate. The CoC Board approves policies recommended by working groups and aligns the resources and activities to support policies.
  • Amplify. Build political will to align leadership, set concrete targets, and expand housing inventory.

The Action Agenda will be implemented through 12 lines of work that will streamline the CoC's activities. Download the lines of work here. 

Latest Updates

Action Agenda Webinar

Register for a webinar on the Action Agenda to learn more about why it was created, how it will strengthen the CoC, and what's ahead.

Webinar times: 
Tues., Nov. 28: 3pm - 4pm
Mon., Dec. 4: 11am - 12pm 

Watch a recording of the Nov. 21 webinar here.

Special CoC Board Meeting

There will be a special CoC Board of Directors Meeting to discuss the Action Agenda on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 9am to 11am at the Chicago Community Trust (225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2200). The Chicago Community Trust needs a list of attendee names at least 48 hours in advance, so please email Christophe Valcourt if you plan to attend. 

The Background

All Chicago has been working with consultants from national CSH since mid-2016 to develop and implement a plan that will strengthen the CoC's capacity to end homelessness. This plan, which has been referred to as the CSH Strategy Memo, is now called The CoC Action Agenda. 

After collecting feedback from the community, national CSH consultants developed a  Strategy Memo ​that was endorsed by the CoC Board of Directors in June. The CSH consultants conducted a webinar about their recommendations in June. View the webinar recording here. After more community feedback, national CSH identified 12 lines of work  that the CoC will use to streamline its work, be more efficient, make key decisions, and meet only when necessary to complete their work.

Stay Informed

Sign up for Action Agenda email alerts here.

Download Previous Action Agenda Alerts:
November 14, 2017

Give Us Your Feedback

Have questions or concerns about the Action Agenda? Feel free to email Dave Thomas or Maura McCauley with any feedback.