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NY- 503 Albany County Coalition on Homelessness (ACCH)

The Albany County Coalition on Homelessness continuum is dedicated to preventing and eliminating homelessness while ensuring that an effective system of care and services is in place to respond to the needs of at-risk and homeless individuals and families.

The purpose of the Continuum of Care is to:

  • To operate the Continuum of Care in compliance with HUD regulations.
  • Promote community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
  • Promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs for homeless individuals and families.
  • Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Within this page, you will find detailed information about the Albany County CoC.

CoC Committee Information

Governance Committee:
Governance Committee conducts an annual review of and recommends, as needed, actions to be taken with respect to the bylaws and governance charter related issues to ensure compliance with HUD requirements regarding membership and Board of Directors composition. It oversees the membership application and renewal process.

Continuum of Care Operations Committee:
The Committee prepares plans for review and approval by the Board, and carries out action plans approved by the Board with respect to: developing and establishing performance targets and outcomes, conducting evaluation and monitoring of program performance (including review of HMIS) and taking action, as warranted, in a constructive and positive manner, establishing written standards, and ensuring compliance with HUD requirements concerning the designation and operation of HMIS.

System Collaboration Committee:
The Committee prepares plans for review and approval by the Board with respect to: coordinating with ESG program providers on ESG funding allocations, reporting and evaluation of program outcomes, establishing and operating a system for the assessment of needs of households seeking housing and services, facilitating dialogue and strategic action among public, private, and non-profit sectors to prevent and end homelessness, promoting affordable housing, and consulting and coordinating with the State and City of Albany in the development, updating, and implementation of the Consolidated Plans including established goals.

NOFA Committee:
The Committee prepares, plans, and makes recommendations for review by the Board of Directors and carries out action plans approved by the Board with respect to the design, operation, and following of a collaborative process for the development of funding applications including funding priorities and the number and type of applicants.

HMIS Advisory Committee:
The purpose of this Committee is to work with the HMIS System Administrator to ensure proper and effective HMIS policies and procedures.

ACCH Strategic Planning Committee:
The Ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for reviewing, preparing, and formulating the Strategic Plan to Prevent, Reduce and Combat Homelessness in Albany County. In order to create a meaningful and up-to-date Plan, the Committee regularly conducts outreach to community stakeholders and analyzes data related to community needs and assets. The Committee reports to the Board on this progress.

Capital Region Advisory Committee on Youth Homelessness
This committee spans over multiple CoC’s with a mission to provide leadership, develop, advocate, and coordinate community strategies to accurately count homeless youth.

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