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.

CoC Schedule


T: 631-464-4314

F: 631-464-4319

Upcoming Training & Events 

Upcoming for 2020:

February 13th

10:30-12:00: Coffee with the CES Team: an open discussion of the Coordinated Entry System with the LICH CES Team

12:00-2:00 Coalition Building Training: An extension of Coffee with CES this is an opportunity to dialogue with LICH staff regarding the ongoing needs of those working to end homelessness on Long Island.

2:00-2:30: Building tour of the Amityville Community Center

To RSVP contact Jessica Labia at jlabia@addressthehomeless.org

Click here for event flyer.

Community Response Forum

The Community Response Forum is a monthly topical discussion of local needs, initiatives and resources related to ending homelessness on Long Island. Open to the public, these meetings are attended by field experts as well as key CoC stakeholders and LICH staff who help to guide the discussion and address any questions or concerns raised by those in attendance.  No RSVP is necessary.  The date, time and topic for next months meeting is listed below.

January 17, 2020

600 Albany Avenue

Amityville, NY 11701

10:30am-11:30am Room 203

Built for Zero (Chronic Homeless and Veterans)

  • A national movement to end chronic homelessness for single adults.

  • The Nassau/Suffolk CoC is working to share guidance, perspective as well as enhanced strategies for the region.

  • The Coordinated Entry System is working to enhance the regional By-Name List, which is a tool to capture and coordinate support for those experiencing chronic homelessness.

  • Similar to the local Initiative to End Veteran Homelessness, Built for Zero is working to structure and create regularly scheduled case conferencing to pursue any and all alternative solutions in assisting clients to exit homelessness.

Training Available Upon Request

Supports and Services for People Experiencing Homelessness – An Introduction to HUD, the CoC and LICH

A 101 style introduction into all of the policies and strategies associated with the Department of Housing and Urban Developments initiatives to end homelessness and how those policies and strategies effect homeless services on Long Island.  This training provides detailed information regarding the responsibilities of the Continuum of Care and the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless’ role as the lead agency within the Continuum of Care.