• Regional Homelessness Strategies

    There is an alarming rise in the numbers of people experiencing homelessness in our region. More people are at risk of eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Innovative solutions require increased collaboration at every level in the region. Everyone can play a role in reducing and preventing homelessness. Visit this web page to learn more about the regional homelessness strategies being developed in our region, and resources available to those working on homelessness issues.
  • Homeless Services-Maricopa Regional CoC-COVID-19 Response

    The Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care is working with the County Health Department to issue screening and referral pathways to identify three areas of focus for the community response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Point-In-Time Homeless Count

    The Point-in-Time homeless street count and shelter count is an effort to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County and the entire country. In order to accomplish local and federal goals toward ending homelessness, we first need to know who is experiencing homelessness, where they are, and to better understand the factors surrounding their homelessness.
  • 2020 Municipal Responses to Homelessness Report

    At the direction of Regional Council, a report was completed in 2018 to highlight the partnerships around the region dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness. The 2020 updated version of the report shows the growing commitment of cities, towns, and the County to address this issue.
  • Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Board

    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.
  • Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care Committee

    The Continuum of Care Committee is a collaborative of cross-sector stakeholders providing housing and services to people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County.
  • Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

    The 2021 HUD Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was released on August 18, 2021. The FY 2021 Consolidated Application, the Planning Grant, and the Ranking and Project Priority Listing approved by the CoC Board on October 25, 2021 has been posted. Please contact Julie Montoya or Nicky Stevens for more information.

  • Resources

    Need help? Click and download the documents below to learn more about the various homelessness programs offered throughout the region.

    Arizona Homelessness and Housing Background Material
    Defining Homelessness - Frequently Asked Questions
    Individuals seeking homeless services
    Families seeking homeless services

  • Coordinated Entry Subcommittee

    The Coordinated Entry Subcommittee provides input and makes recommendations to the Continuum of Care Board on principles and guidelines for the Coordinated Entry System, including: 1) written standards for determining and prioritizing eligibility criteria for individuals and families; and, 2) compliance with HUD notices on coordinated entry.
  • ESG Subcommittee

    The ESG Subcommittee provides input and makes recommendations to the Continuum of Care Board to foster collaboration and coordination for the homeless services system and partners with the CoC to comply with the requirements set forth in 24 CFR Subpart “Establishing and Operating a Continuum of Care” of the Interim Final Rule, responsibilities outlined in the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act, and HUD Notice of Funding Availability Requirements.
  • Data Subcommittee

    The CoC Data Subcommittee provides input and makes recommendations to the Continuum of Care Board on policies related to the Homeless Management Information System. This includes: Review, revise and recommend approval of a privacy plan, security plan and data quality plan for HMIS, which includes HUD covered coordinated entry processes; Encourage and support data transparency for peer review purposes; and Review and recommend HMIS policies and procedures, which includes HUD covered coordinated entry processes and a system-wide data sharing policy.
  • Rank and Review Subcommittee

    The R and R subcommittee reviews and ranks projects for the Notice of Funding Availability application process based on scorecard performance. Projects are given feedback when reviewed by the Subcommittee. In addition, this group assists with funding decisions.

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