Coalition to End Homelessness - Continuum of Care (CoC)

In 1995, HUD began requiring communities to submit one application for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants. This streamlined the application process, and encouraged the coordination of housing and support services for agencies providing direct homeless services, and placed emphasis on the development of local CoCs. The CoC is defined as “the local planning body that coordinates housing and support services funding for homeless families and individuals.” In 2009, President Obama introduced the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009. This Act amended and reauthorized the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act with substantial changes. In August 2012, HUD issued the Interim Rule which provided regulations for how the HEARTH Act of 2009 would be managed and administered.

Purpose & Activities

  • Promote community-wide goals to end homelessness; 
  • Provide funding to quickly rehouse homeless persons; 
  • Promote access to mainstream resources; and 
  • Improve self-sufficiency among people experiencing homelessness. 

Responsibilities

  • Operating the CoC 
  • Designating and Operating an Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • CoC Planning 

Competitive Grant Program

  • Permanent Housing (Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing)
  • Transitional Housing 
  • Support Services Only (SSO) 
  • Homeless Management and Information System (HMIS)
Board Information
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Meeting Schedule
Content

To be determined.

Title
Board Members
Content

Co-Chairs

Kelly Cimino

  • Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Government-CDBG/HOME entitlement jurisdiction

Bill Salganik

  • Community Member
  • Advocate for the homeless

Mandated

Roe Bonaccorsy

  • Howard County Health Department
  • Health care related organization

Peter Engle

  • Howard County Housing Commission
  • Local PHA/Commission

Jack Kavanaugh

  • Howard County Department of Corrections
  • Government/Corrections

James Le'Mon

  • Howard County Public School System
  • Local public school system

Jennifer Pollitt-Hill

  • HopeWorks of Howard County, Inc.
  • Domestic violence services

Jacqueline Scott

  • Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services
  • Government/CoC-ESG Recipient/Lead Agency

Fran Trout

  • Howard County Office of Workforce Development
  • Government/mainstream benefit

Linda Zumbrun

  • Howard County Department of Social Services
  • Government/mainstream benefit

TBD

  • Howard County Police Department
  • Government/law enforcement

Term Limited

Karen Booth

  • Humanim, Inc.
  • Organization serving homeless population

Jennifer Broderick

  • Bridges to Housing Stability, Inc.
  • Organization serving homeless population

Bita Dayhoff

  • Howard County Community Action Council, Inc.
  • Organization serving homeless population

Kim Eisenreich

  • Howard County Office of the Local Children's Board
  • Government/special population

Ayesha Holmes

  • Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Inc.
  • Organization serving homeless population

Cassandra Killingsworth

  • Consumer
  • Community Advocate

Stan Levi

  • Community Member
  • Advocate for the homeless

Sandy Monck

  • United Way of Central Maryland, Inc.
  • Business community

Sandy Monck

  • United Way of Central Maryland, Inc.
  • Business community

Sheryl Neverson

  • Volunteers of America of the Chesapeake, Inc.
  • Organization serving homeless population

Lisa Terry

  • Howard County Office of Veteran and Military Families
  • Veteran service organization

Joe Willmott

  • Community Member
  • Advocate for the homeless

TBD

  • Howard County Business
  • Business community

TBD

  • Faith-based organization

TBD

  • Howard County General Hospital
  • Health care related organization

Mailing Address:

Continuum of Care Program
Office of Community Partnerships
Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 

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