LHA Committees

The Lakeshore Housing Alliance (formerly the Ottawa Area Housing Alliance) functions primarily as a planning consortium, with much of the coalition’s work occurring through a number of standing committees and task forces. 

Strategic Planning Work Groups work toward the goal of maintaining housing stability:

  1. End veteran homelessness
  2. End youth homelessness
  3. Increase number of affordable rental units
  4. Coordinate services to increase financial security
  5. Measure effectiveness of housing programs using data

Standing committees

  • The Executive Committee provides general oversight of all activities, including directing the efforts of the Lakeshore Housing Alliance’s coordinator(s).
  • The Allocation and Accountability Committee is responsible for the distribution of federal and state funds for housing services. This committee includes representatives of all non-funded member agencies.
  • The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) provides a coordinated and comprehensive homelessness data management system.   Participating agencies, including the Lakeshore Housing Alliance, meet routinely to review and analyze data.

In addition to the standing committees, a number of shorter-term task forces or ad hoc committees are created to respond to specific issues. Some were formed by the Lakeshore Housing Alliance in response to a particular issue or need, while others were formed by an affiliated group or organization with representation by members of the coalition.