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 
Board Information
Title
Meeting Information
Content

The board generally meets at Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046. During the pandemic, the board is meeting via WebEx. Please contact Cara Baumgartner if you would like to attend the meeting via WebEx: [email protected].

Title
Board Members
Content

Co-Chairs

Peter Engel

  • Howard County Housing Commission
  • Local PHA/Commission

Bill Salganik

  • Community Member
  • Advocate for the homeless

Mandated

Kelly Cimino

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

Roe Bonaccorsy

  • Howard County Health Department
  • Health care related organization

TBD

  • Howard County Department of Corrections
  • Government/Corrections

James Le'Mon

  • Howard County Public School System
  • Local public school system

Elizabeth Olds

  • 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

Christopher Cromwell

  • Howard County Police Department
  • Government/law enforcement

Term Limited

Kelly Anderson

  • Catholic Charities and Sarah's House
  • Faith Based Organization

Karen Booth

  • Humanim, Inc.
  • Organization serving homeless population

Jennifer Broderick

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

Tracy Broccolino

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

Bita Dayhoff

  • Community Advocate

Kim Eisenreich

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

Mariana Izraelson

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

Leslie Lampieri

  • Howard County General Hospital
    Healthcare Related Organization

Stan Levi

  • Community Member
  • Advocate for the homeless

Sandy Monck

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

Sheryl Neverson

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

Rich Pardoe

  • Howard County Business Community

Lisa Terry

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

Joe Willmott

  • Community Member
  • Advocate for the homeless

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 

Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Title
2022
Content

September

  • Minutes (Board to End Homelessness)
  • Agenda (Board to End Homelessness)

August

  • Minutes (Board to End Homelessness)
  • Agenda (Board to End Homelessness)

May 

  • Minutes (Board to End Homelessness)
  • Agenda (Board to End Homelessness)

April

  • Agenda (System Performance)

March

  • Minutes (Board to End Homelessness)
  • Agenda (Board to End Homelessness)
  • Minutes (System Performance)
  • Agenda (System Performance)

January

Title
2021
Content

December

  • Minutes (Board to End Homelessness)
  • Agenda (Board to End Homelessness)
  • Minutes (System Performance)
  • Agenda (System Performance)

November

October

September

August

  • Minutes (Board to End Homelessness)
  • Agenda (Board to End Homelessness)
  • Minutes (System Performance)
  • Agenda (System Performance)

July

June

  • Minutes (Board to End Homelessness)
  • Agenda (Board to End Homelessness)
  • Minutes (System Performance)
  • Agenda (System Performance)

May

April

March

February

January

Title
2020
Content

December

October

September

August (Special Session)

July

June

April

March

February

January

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