Washtenaw County Continuum of Care (CoC)
The Washtenaw County Continuum of Care (CoC) coordinates the community’s policies, strategies, and activities toward ending homelessness. CoC membership is constituted by any agency, organization, entity, or individual that is interested in ending homelessness in our community. In this way, we ensure a broad engagement and representation from the many systems of care that homelessness touches. Its work includes gathering and analyzing information in order to determine the local needs of people experiencing homelessness, implementing strategic responses, educating the community on homelessness issues, providing advice and input on the operations of homeless services, measuring CoC performance, and providing coordinated oversight to Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and CoC grant recipients, both of which provide homelessness and housing programs in Washtenaw County. Click here for a list of ESG and CoC funded agencies.
The Washtenaw County CoC is governed by a Board, the decision-making body of the CoC. The Board provides the CoC with the guidance and influence needed to effectively implement policies, strategies, and activities toward ending homelessness. Board membership includes formerly homeless individuals, organizations that address homelessness, local businesses, government, hospitals, law enforcement, and public housing agencies. More information on the Board can be found here, including current Board members. Furthermore, the CoC abides by a Governance Charter, approved by the membership each year.
CoC membership meetings occur twice a year and are announced here. If you have an interest in learning more or being an active part of the work involved in eradicating homelessness, please attend these meetings or contact us. If you are interested in homelessness and housing advocacy and education, please contact the Washtenaw Housing Alliance who works closely with our CoC.