Continuum of Care (CoC)

The Washtenaw County Continuum of Care (CoC) coordinates our community’s policies, strategies, and activities toward ending homelessness.

If you are homeless or experiencing a housing crisis, please call (734) 961-1999 or visit Housing Access for Washtenaw County (HAWC).

About the CoC

CoC membership is constituted by any agency, organization, entity, or individual that is interested in ending homelessness in our community. In this way, we ensure a broad engagement and representation from the many systems of care that homelessness touches. Its work includes gathering and analyzing information in order to determine the local needs of people experiencing homelessness, implementing strategic responses, educating the community on homelessness issues, providing advice and input on the operations of homeless services, measuring CoC performance, and providing coordinated oversight to Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and CoC grant recipients, both of which provide homelessness and housing programs in Washtenaw County. View a list of ESG and CoC funded agencies (PDF).

CoC Structure & Governance

The Washtenaw County CoC is governed by a Board, the decision-making body of the CoC. The Board provides the CoC with the guidance and influence needed to effectively implement policies, strategies, and activities toward ending homelessness. Board membership includes formerly homeless individuals, organizations that address homelessness, local businesses, government, hospitals, law enforcement, and public housing agencies. View more information about the Board, including current Board members. Furthermore, the CoC abides by a Governance Charter (PDF), approved by the membership each year.

How To Get Involved

The best way to stay informed about the CoC is by signing up for our listserv.

CoC All-Membership meetings occur twice a year. If you have an interest in learning more or being an active part of the work involved in eradicating homelessness, please attend these meetings. 

For more information, contact us. If you are interested in homelessness and housing advocacy and education, please contact the Washtenaw Housing Alliance who works closely with our CoC.

Additional Information

To learn more about the homelessness services in Washtenaw County, visit the Washtenaw County Built for Zero website.