Durham's 10-Year Plan for ending chronic homelessness got its checkup last month. Today, the Plan's executive committee meets to talk about treatment.
Who's in charge of the case is up for decision as well.
The Durham Affordable Housing Coalition has been under contract to the city and county to manage the 10-Year Plan. Its contract expires at the end of June.
Both City Manager Tom Bonfield and County Manager Mike Ruffin included money to continue the 10-Year Plan in their recommended 2010-11 budgets: $67,000 each from the city and the county.
But in light of a study of the project's progress in its first three years, conducted earlier this year by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ruffin has recommended against keeping DAHC on the job.
"Everyone sort of needs to take a step back and take a look at how well it’s working, how well it’s not working," Ruffin said. "Reconstitute it. Come next year with an amended strategy."
Bonfield has said it's yet to be decided whether the city renews its part of the contract with DAHC.
DAHC Director Anita Oldham has said she wants to continue as the lead agency, and in an email to DAHC's mailing list last Friday asked supporters to lobby the City Council for contract renewal.
The AICPA, though, describes a project in disarray, lacking leadership, direction and specific responsibilities, budgets and schedules for the dozens of agencies involved.
The executive committee is meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the City Hall Committee Room. It is open to the public.