FHN is organized under bylaws and memoranda of agreement among member organizations, and is guided by a ten-year plan to end homelessness.

The FHN Bylaws formalize the membership and decision making processes, and contain FHN’s mission, which is to “foster communication between counties, service providers, advocacy groups and policy makers about housing and homeless needs, coordinate a regional effort to prevent homelessness, be responsive to homelessness when it occurs, and assure the region has a complete Continuum of Care.”

The FHN Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness outlines goals and strategies to reach FHN’s long-term vision for the region and support the overarching state and federal goals to reduce the number of individuals/households who become homeless, shorten the length of time an individual or household is homeless, and reduce the number of individuals/households that return to homelessness. The goals and strategies of the plan were originally drafted by the Planning Committee based on full FHN discussion. The current plan was approved by full FHN membership.