The Continuum of Care is seeking new Steering Committee members, including:
- Two seats for people who have lived experience with homelessness (paid $25/hour for meeting time, paid by check)
- Two "at large" seats available for anyone in the community
- One seat available to a Continuum of Care voting agency
The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a consortium of individuals and organizations with the common purpose of planning a housing and services continuum for people who are homeless. The CoC is not a formal advisory council to Clackamas County although it does operate with County support. The CoC was originated to meet the Federal HUD requirement for Continuum of Care McKinney-Vento funds to flow into Clackamas County for people who are homeless.
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Stay informed about the CoC by signing up for the listserv. Communications include time-sensitive and informative announcements about resources, events, trainings, advocacy opportunities, job opportunities within the local housing community, CoC Program funding updates, and more.
To join the listserv, please contact Raina Smith-Roller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing Services Meeting
The fourth Wednesday of every month, the Continuum of Care meets via Zoom. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, including accessibility requests, contact Raina Smith-Roller at email@example.com or 971-352-2684.
The CoC's mission is to facilitate the development of a continuum of care (housing + services) that provides opportunities to significantly mitigate homelessness in Clackamas County, via:
- Full utilization of mainstream resources;
- Coordination of service delivery and housing systems;
- Systemic agreements and institutional targeting of populations at high risk of homelessness;
- Creative cultivation of new resources;
- Public awareness to foster a collective sense of responsibility.
The CoC's mission is based on these principles which permeate its implementation:
- Equity of access to housing and services;
- Choice and self-determination as consistently part of the process;
- Treating people with dignity and respect, regardless of their housing status;
- Culturally competent services;
- Non-judgmental approach to people and their problems throughout the housing and service systems.
The CoC's activities are targeted to:
- Annual re-applications for funding of homeless programs and services.
- Identify and advocate for the needs of people who are homeless in Clackamas County;
- Facilitate the development of a continuum of care including housing and services for people who are homeless in Clackamas County;
- Develop short and long term plans to mitigate homelessness in Clackamas County.
- Recommend funding priorities to HUD for new and renewal projects.
Find more information about our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which is used to collect and report data about services provided to those experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness in Clackamas County.
Continuum of Care Application
The CoC submits an annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) articulating the CoC's planning efforts and other activities within Clackamas County which relate to homeless people.
The FY2023 competition is now closed. Agencies interested in applying for future CoC funding opportunities should contact Raina Smith-Roller at 971-352-2684 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|NOFO Priority Listing||2023||2022|
|Ranking and Selection Process||2023||2022|
|Local Priority Listing||2023||2022|
|Rating and Ranking Score Cards||2023||2022|
|Scoring Rubric for Narrative Questions||2023||2022|
Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count
|2022||Local Short Report||Report to HUD|
|2021||-||Report to HUD|
|2019||Local Short Report||Report to HUD|
|2017||Local Short Report||Report to HUD|
|2015||Local Short Report||Report to HUD|
|2013||Local Short Report||Report to HUD|
For prior year reports contact: Mark Sirois by phone 503-655-8591 or email at email@example.com.