NY-519 Columbia Greene Housing Coalition (CGHC)

The Columbia Greene Housing Coalition Continuum of Care (CGHC CoC) is a two county collaborative which partners with local community members and organizations to end homelessness through a comprehensive planning and assessment process which engages and educates county residents on the housing needs of our most vulnerable populations.

CARES serves as the Collaborative Applicant for the CGHC CoC and partners with the counties’ community members and local organizations to manage an effective Continuum. The purpose of a Continuum is to:

  • Promote community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
  • Provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals (including unaccompanied youth) and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness.
  • Promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs for homeless individuals and families.
  • Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

CoC Committee Information

Ranking and Monitoring Committee:
This Committee is responsible for implementing the CoC funding application review and ranking process.  Reviews and scores all funding applications, recommends selection of qualified applicants to the Advisory Board. Responsible for ongoing monitoring and evaluating the performance of HUD funded CoC projects.
Margaret Kennedy, Chair
Maggie Graham
Susan Cody

Point in Time Committee:
Responsible for the electronic management of data and the required Point in Time Survey Instrument, deployment, and data collection.
Susan Cody, Chair
Florence Ohle
Sue Paolino
Tammy Hall
Kate Smith

Education/Outreach Committee:
Responsible for engaging and educating local community members and elected officials about homelessness and the need for permanent housing opportunities with a mechanism to routinely access community feedback on the issue.
Robert R. Romaker, Chair
Barbara Palmateer
Kai Hillmann
Renee Pine
Dean Hale
Tracey Brimmer

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.

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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