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. These agencies manage over 24 permanent housing programs:

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Special thanks to: Translation Services for providing LICH with their necessary documents translated into Spanish, Urdu, Punjabi, Creole, Hindi, Arabic, Mandarin, and Russian! 


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 click the link below.

Updated 2021 CoC Schedule

Last Updated: 01/06/2021


T: 631-464-4314

F: 631-464-4319