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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. 

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CoC Governance Board

CoC Ranking Committee

This committee consists of elected members representing a wide-variety of services and supports for people experiencing homelessness. The purpose of this committee board is to create strategies and outcomes geared towards ending homelessness in a specific region.

This committee which consists of non-CoC program funded stakeholders and providers, determines the order of funding for eligible projects. Additionally, the Ranking Committee is responsible for staying current on priority areas as outlined by HUD and ensures that project ranking criteria aligns with the priority areas in order to increase annual grant awards.

CoC Business Committee

This committee is open to the public and addresses ongoing needs and concerns among CoC stakeholders as well as provide updates on HMIS, future trainings, and other resources.

CoC Community Response

Coordinated Entry Management Entities

HMIS/Data Committee

This committee is a monthly topical discussion group where members of the CoC can gain additional information and resources related to a specific area of concern. This meeting is attended by the experts in the respected field being discussed.

Staff members part of the Coordinated Entry System Team from Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH) meets weekly to exchange resources and discuss case-loads. This committee is responsible for establishing day-to-day management structures, establishing a clear, accessible communication plan for CES participating agencies, promoting standardized screening and assessment processes, developing and delivering training, and conducting monitoring. A team from The Safe Center Long Island conduct screenings to domestic violence-specific services, provide safety planning support, and connect households that are actively fleeing to housing programs and supports focused on safety.

This committee ensures that providers are reporting accurate and real time data to the Homeless Management Information System. The HMIS committee will announce upcoming trainings to utilize the software program in their agency. Additionally, this committee will review data quality reports and seek to increase the percentage of HMIS beds in the region

Legislative Committee

This committee aims to raise community/political will on imperative homelessness and related issues in Long Island. Additionally, the Legislative Committee advocates for increased funding dedicated to the availability of homeless housing/affordable housing in this region.

Housing Resource Committee/Chronic Homeless Case Conferencing

This committee collaborates with relevant stakeholders to discuss the most vulnerable caseloads. Additionally, the CES Case Conferencing committee encourages discussion of roadblocks and come up with solutions in order to reduce the rates of chronic homelessness. This committee focuses on sharing resources in order to connect individuals to the appropriate support.

Racial Equity Committee (Under Development) 

This committee will discuss the results/data of regional racial equity assessments to ensure equitable access to services and positive outcomes. This committee focuses heavily on criminal justice reform and fair housing. Additionally, discuss controversial current events, and its affects within individual agencies and how agencies are tackling these concerns.

Persons with Lived Experience Committee (Under Development) 

This committee will specifically solicit feedback on services, policies, and forms from people that have experienced homelessness and have navigated support systems. This will better ensure that the CoC uses a person-centered approach in all program services.