Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Board

 

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.


For information about the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) click on the logo below.
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 Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Board is now opening the 2017 membership recruitment process.

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, Vice Mayor,
City of Chandler, Board Co-Chair
Amy Schwabenlender, Vice President,
Community Impact, Valley of the Sun United Way, 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
Ted Gary,
Chief Operating Officer, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care
Scott Hall, Homeless Solutions Manager,
City of Phoenix
Beverlee Kroll, Permanency and Youth Services Manager,
Arizona Department of Child Safety
Bruce Liggett, Director,
Maricopa County Human Services Department
Darlene Newsom, Chief Executive Officer,
UMOM
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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