WHO WE ARE
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.
WHAT WE DO
Over 15 agencies receive funding from HUD through the Continuum of Care. These agencies manage over 24 permanent housing programs: