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About Us...

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The mission of the MV Housing and Homeless Coalition is to prevent and end homelessness in the Mohawk Valley.  Our work includes sustaining an inclusive, community wide, system-level planning, program development and program integration process that targets public and private, local, state, and federal resources to the areas of greatest need.

We prioritize and are committed to developing and sustaining programs that have a research base that indicates that they will reduce unnecessary and expensive emergency medical, behavioral health treatment, hospital, and criminal justice system costs. 

Our vision is that all residents of Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison counties have a safe, decent, affordable home that supports their physical and behavioral health, their social well being, and their economic independence.

Our chair & Founder, Steve Darman, has been the Mohawk Valley Housing and Homeless Coalition's Chair for the past twelve years. This HUD-sanctioned Homeless Coalition – which HUD calls a “Continuum of Care”- is one of the strongest in NY State and has succeeded in attracting over $40 million in federal and state funding for a wide variety of emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing programs serving several thousand homeless and formerly persons and families in Oneida, Madison, and Herkimer Counties, NY.

Our History...

2012 was our 10 year anniversary.

Here's our story showing the progress we made during our first 10 years! (Please click on the image to view the entire document.)

10yr anniversary presentation


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