CARES serves as the Collaborative Applicant for the Points North Country Continuum of Care and partners with community members and local organizations to manage an effective Continuum. NY-522 Regional Continuum of Care includes St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties. 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.
Within this page, you will find detailed information about the NY-522 CoC, including Board Members and their contact information, by-laws, upcoming meetings, meeting agendas and recorded minutes, and other pertinent information.
CoC Committee Information
PIT Committee: Responsible for the electronic management of data and the required Point in Time Survey Instrument, deployment, and data collection.
Coordinated Entry Committee: This committee is responsible for creating the coordinated entry process in Rensselaer County. It reviews all stages of the assessment, referral, application, vacancy posting and acceptance/denial processes.
Discharge Plan Committee: This committee is charged with creating a plan to facilitate communication between county agencies to streamline discharge protocol and avoid discharging clients into homelessness.
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.
Community Performance Committee: They conducting evaluation and monitoring of program performance and taking action, as warranted, in a constructive and positive manner, establishing written standards, and ensuring compliance with HUD requirements.
HMIS Data/Advisory Committee: This committee is responsible for the review and discussion of HMIS data quality issues, while working with the HMIS System Administrator to ensure proper and effective HMIS policies and procedures; the review of program performance; and the Continuum of Care’s performance relative to its goals. Two representatives from this Committee will take part in the quarterly HMIS Advisory Committee meetings. The purpose of this Committee is to work with the HMIS System Administrator to ensure proper and effective HMIS policies and procedures.