The Long Island Continuum of Care is designated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to oversee the regional strategy for ending homelessness. The Continuum of Care envisions a community in which all members have access to safe, decent, and appropriate housing options. 

If you have any questions, concerns, requests or suggestions related to CoC Services click here.  Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate person who will contact you as soon as possible.

If you are a non-profit which serves the homeless on Long Island and are interested in becoming a CoC member and beginning the process of applying for funding contact Mike Giuffrida at mgiuffrida@addressthehomeless.org


T: 631-464-4314

F: 631-464-4319


A Continuum of Care (CoC) is a local planning body tasked by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to coordinate housing and services for homeless people in a specific region. There can be only one CoC within a specific geography, and that CoC must determine a lead agency to manage its Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), submit its annual application for funding to HUD, and monitor CoC-funded program performance. In Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH) is the CoC lead. As the CoC lead, LICH oversees the region’s HMIS, submits the annual regional application for funding from HUD, and monitors the performance of Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Supportive Housing programs in the region.


Ending homelessness

Over 15 agencies receive funding from HUD through the Continuum of Care competition. These agencies manage over 40 permanent housing programs. 

  • Catholic Charities

  • Central Nassau Guidance 

  • Circulo de la Hispanidad

  • Community Housing Innovation 

  • Concern for Independent Living 

  • Family Residences and Essential Enterprises

  • Family Service League 

  • Federation of Organizations 

  • Hands Across Long Island 

  • Mental Health and Wellness/Suffolk County United Veterans 

  • Mental Health Associate of Nassau County

  • Options for Community Living

  • Services for the Underserved 

  • Suburban Housing  

  • The Safe Center Long Island 

  • Transition Services Long Island/Haven House Bridges 

  • United Veterans Beason House