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

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Virtual Acces Point for Coordinated Entry 

The Virtual Acces Point for the Coordinated Entry System is intended to collect basic information from people who may be in need of housing or services. 


Submitting information through this access point does not automatically make someone eligible for housing opportunities. Each household's situation must be reviewed by a CES staff. 

The CoC is currently prioritizing households for housing and services through CES according to HUD Order CPD-16-11 , which mandates that those with the longest lengths of time homeless and most severe service needs be assisted first. 


Please continue to work with other community systems to resolve your homelessness after submitting information to our office, as this is only one avenue to pursue housing. 


Please ensure that we have the most up-to-date contact information available so that we can find you when an opportunity for services and housing becomes available. 

The CoC is not not the community access point for emergency shelter. Please contact the Department of Social Services if seeking immediate shelter.


Nassau County DSS (8:00AM-3:00PM)


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Suffolk County DSS (8:00AM-3:00PM)

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