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: