Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Board



The Board of the Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care is now opening the 2018 membership recruitment process. The Board has appointed a Membership Workgroup to review applications and recommend candidates for three-year terms beginning in November 2018. Priority candidates will have lived experience, either currently or formerly experiencing homelessness. In addition, representatives from neighborhood groups, hospitals, universities, Department of Child Safety and business will be considered as priority candidates. Finally, the Board is seeking geographic balance, racial diversity and LGBTQ representation.

The application is a two-part process:

  1. Email a current resume to Anne Scott at with “CoC Board Candidate” in the subject line.
  2. Upon receipt of the candidate’s resume, the candidate will be provided a link to a brief online application that must be submitted by Friday, October 12, 12:00 p.m.


Continuum of Care Background

The Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care has worked with a diverse array of partners to develop regional solutions to end homelessness. Each year, the expertise of the Board and community partners has resulted in more people being housed and supported in their quest for stability. Staffed by the Maricopa Association of Governments since 1999, the Continuum of Care has successfully competed well in the national application for funding. Over the years, the HUD funding award has increased and now supports more than 60 homeless assistance programs in 24 different agencies. This award has been an important and consistent source of funding for the community.

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Homeless Management Information System

Continuum of Care Board

The Continuum of Care Board is the decision-making body for the Continuum of Care. Members of the Board include local elected officials, service provider agencies, formerly homeless individuals, and advocates. The Board addresses regional issues relating to homelessness and approves the annual application for homeless assistance funding to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and addresses regional issues relating to homelessness. Aligned with the goals of HUD’s Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act, the Board works toward ending homelessness by focusing on rapid transition to housing solutions.

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Duties of the Continuum of Care

The three major duties of a Continuum of Care, as defined in the HEARTH Act Interim Rule, are to:

  1. Operate the Continuum of Care.
  2. Designate an HMIS for the Continuum of Care.
  3. Plan for the Continuum of Care.

CoC Governance Structure

The Continuum of Care is governed by CoC Board and is assisted by 5 key lateral groups: the CoC Committee, the Coordinated Entry Subcommittee, the Data Subcommittee, the ESG Subcommitteee, and the Rank and Review Subcommittee. These groups function to accomplish the responsibilities of the Continuum of Care, as defined in the HEARTH Act Interim Rule Please use the link below to view the Continuum of Care Governance Charter for additional information.

Continuum of Care Board Members

The members of the Continuum of Care Board decide policies for the CoC. Decisions are made with input from the CoC Committee. The list of CoC Board Members, approved on October 24, 2016, are listed below:

The Honorable Kevin Hartke, Councilmember,
City of Chandler, Board Co-Chair
Amy Schwabenlender, Vice President,
Community Impact, Human Services Campus, Board Co-Chair
Allie Bones, Chief Executive Officer,
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
Diana Yazzie Devine, Executive Director,
Native American Connnections
Robert Ferraro, Sergeant,
City of Tempe Police Department
Moises "Moe" Gallegos, Human Services Director,
City of Phoenix
Tad Gary,
Chief Operating Officer, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care
Scott Hall, Homeless Solutions Manager,
City of Phoenix
Bruce Liggett, Director,
Maricopa County Human Services Department
Darlene Newsom, Chief Executive Officer,
Dawn Noggle, PhD, Mental Health Director,
Maricopa County Correctional Health Services
Tamara Wright, Regional Coordinator,
Supportive Services for Veteran Families, Department of Veterans Affairs

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About MAG

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

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    Phoenix, Arizona 85003

  • Phone: (602) 254-6300

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