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Interagency Council on Homelessness Members

The ICH Council includes representatives of key government agencies, service providers, advocates, constituents, private sector, and the Continuum of Care (CoC).

Government Representatives

  • City Administrator - Office of the City Administrator, Chair
  • Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
  • Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Behavioral Health
  • Child and Family Services Agency
  • Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Department of Health
  • DC Housing Authority
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Employment Services
  • Office of the State Superintendent of Education
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Department of General Services
  • DC Metropolitan Police
  • Office of LGBTQ Affairs

Service Providers

  • Michael Ferrell, Coalition for the Homeless
  • Koube Ngaaje, District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)
  • Ishan Heru, Community Connections
  • Kelly Sweeney McShane, Community of Hope
  • Christy Respress, Pathways to Housing
  • Jean-Michel Giraud, Friendship Place


  • Kate Coventry, DC Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Adam Bocap, Miriam's Kitchen
  • Debby Shore, Sasha Bruce Youthwork

Constituent Representatives

  • Qaadir El-Amin, People for Fairness Coalition
  • Aaron White
  • Reginald Black, People for Fairness Coalition

Business Representatives

  • Tonia Wellons, Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • Jill Carmichael, National Community Church
  • Chapman Todd, Development Consultant
  • Catherine Crosland, Unity HealthCare

Continuum of Care Representative

  • Sue Marshall, The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP)

District Council Representatives

  • Chairman Phil Mendelson (Committee of the Whole)
  • Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr. (Committee on Housing)