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HUD Requires that CoC’s: “Adopt and follow a written process to select a CoC board to act on behalf of the CoC. The CoC must review, update, and approve the selection process at least once every five years."

Our CoC Board includes 21 member agencies and one currently homeless individual who represent diverse homeless populations and act on behalf of the Coalition’s mission to prevent and end homelessness in the Mohawk Valley region of Central New York. 

CoC Board Criteria

The criteria used for nomination and confirmation to the CoC Board are:

Must meet two or more criteria in addition to being an active participant in the continuum of care (6 or more meetings attended in past 12 months.  In the case of an organization that HUD calls a “relevant organization” which has not previously participated in the continuum of care (e.g. a local hospital or college), the past active participation requirement may be waived.

  1. Familiar with local homeless needs, resources, gaps
  2. Experience providing homeless assistance
  3. History of an ability to work collaboratively to address community needs
  4. Represent a particular homeless sub-population not represented by anyone else
  5. Currently homeless or formerly homeless

“The CoC Program interim rule establishes two characteristics of board composition. According to the rule, the board must: (1) Include at least one homeless or formerly homeless individual  (2) Represent the relevant organizations and projects serving homeless subpopulations, such as persons with substance use disorders; persons with HIV/AIDS; veterans; the chronically homeless; families with children; unaccompanied youth; the seriously mentally ill; and victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  One board member may represent the interests of more than one homeless subpopulation, and the board must represent all subpopulations within the CoC to the extent that someone is available and willing to represent that subpopulation on the board.”


Mohawk Valley Housing and Homeless Coalition

Utica/Rome/Oneida/Madison Counties Continuum of Care (CoC)


Effective August 2016

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23 total board members


Oneida County Department of Mental Health
Oneida County Department of Social Services
CNY Services, Inc.
JCTOD Outreach, Inc./Johnson Park Center
Salvation Army
Currently homeless person (rotates as they get permanent housing)
Central NY Veterans Outreach Center
Utica Rescue Mission
Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Hope House
Access Care Resources - Health (ACR Health)
Kids Oneida
Neighborhood Center
Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL)
City of Utica
City of Rome
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Utica Municipal Housing Authority
Madison County CoC Committee Chair 
CoC Chair
Homeless Management Information System Administration
United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area (collaborative applicant)
YWCA of the Mohawk Valley


CoC Board Meetings - 2019

2019 Month/Date Time
1:15 - 2:45
1:15 - 2:45
1:15 - 2:45
1:15 - 2:45

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CoC Board Meetings - 2020

2020 Month/Date Time
February 20
1:15 - 2:45
April 23
1:15 - 2:45
July 23
1:15 - 2:45
November 19
1:15 - 2:45


Board Minutes

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