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Continuum of Care

Continuum of Care

WHAT IS THE CHICAGO CONTINUUM OF CARE?

The Chicago Continuum of Care (CoC) is a membership organization comprised of more than 100 organizations and individuals who work to prevent and end homelessness in Chicago. Mandated by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the CoC strategizes and plans a coordinated, comprehensive approach to providing housing and services for people experiencing homelessness. 

WHAT IS THE COC'S IMPACT?
In 2016, the CoC secured $65 million in federal funding for 164 projects and convened nearly 20 stakeholder committees to advance the CoC’s mission to prevent and end homelessness. Thanks to the CoC’s collaborative efforts, homelessness has decreased by 16 percent since 2015.

WHAT IS ALL CHICAGO'S ROLE?
For the past ten years, All Chicago has been elected by the CoC to be the Collaborative Applicant. In this role, All Chicago provides ongoing support with an independent staff dedicated to the CoC’s collaborative planning and alignment efforts.

GOVERNANCE
The Governance and Structure of Chicago's CoC is outlined in its Charter, which was revised and amended on December 15, 2016.

COC FUNDED PROGRAMS
See a list of all CoC-funded programs here.

CoC Program Competition

The CoC coordinates $65 million in federal funding for 164 projects through the annual HUD CoC Program Competition.
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Committees

Committees made up of diverse stakeholders drive the CoC’s work to prevent and end homelessness.  
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Membership

Any individual or organization with an interest in preventing and ending homelessness can become a CoC member. Current members come from a variety of sectors, including health care, education, employment, and criminal justice.
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All CoC Meetings

CoC members and community partners gather twice per year to network, share updates, and learn about issues that impact the CoC.
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The CoC Action Agenda

The CoC Action Agenda is a strategy and work plan for the CoC, the Department of Family & Support Services, and All Chicago to be more responsive, collaborative, and action-oriented in our work to end homelessness.
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