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

The CoC's work includes gathering and analyzing information to determine the needs of people experiencing homelessness in Washtenaw County, 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 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. 

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, and provide members an opportunity to network with others interested in ending homelessness, to learn about the work being done to combat homelessness, and to discuss issues impacting the CoC. 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 through the links at the right. If you are interested in homelessness and housing advocacy and education, please contact the Washtenaw Housing Alliance who works closely with our CoC. Meetings details will be listed through the CoC listserv.

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. The board includes a wide array representing a wide array of systems of care, including formerly homeless individuals, organizations that address homelessness, local businesses, government, hospitals, law enforcement, and public housing agencies. The Board additionally oversees the work of several standing committees related to the work of the CoC. 

View more information about the Board, including a roster of Board members, and more information about CoC Committees. 

View the CoC Committee Chart (PDF).

The Board operates according to a Governance Charter (PDF), approved by the membership each year.

Additional Information

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