Sleeping arrangements shown to Staff by a survey participant in January 2015.

Sleeping arrangements shown to Staff by a survey participant, January 2015.

Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler is a member of the NY501 Regional Continuum of Care (CoC), a regional planning network of public, private, and non-profit partners, with a Homeless & Housing Task Force (HHTF) in each of the 5-counties in the collaboration – Alleghany, Chemung, Livingston, Schuyler and Steuben. The CoC is committed to ending homelessness throughout the region. Each county has an HHTF that serves as the local planning/coordination arm of the regional CoC. The Institute for Human Services serves as the lead entity for the collaborative application process. Currently, there is a great opportunity for CoC’s like ours to address homelessness as we shift our focus from managing homelessness to preventing and ending it.
The local HHTF meets on a monthly basis. To become a General Member, complete this form and return to Charles Nocera, Executive Director of Catholic Charities.

The CoC planning process emphasizes:

  • An effective Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) that assesses data and need to prevent and end homelessness.
  • An annual Point-in-Time homeless count held in January.
  • Prioritizing and serving the most vulnerable among people who are homeless.
  • The development of an adequate supply of permanent supportive housing.

Tools and Score Sheets for 2016 Projects:

FY2016 NOFA NY 501 CoC Priority Ranking

FY2016 NOFA NY 501 CoC Pt2

General Membership Approval FY 2016 HUD

New Project Ranking and Scoring tool FY2016

Renewal Project Ranking and Score Sheets FY2016

FY 2016 Project Scoring Sheet

More information can be found at HUD Exchange and additional material will be published on this site and the IHS website.