About the Homeless Leadership Coalition
Central Oregon has long recognized the need for a more coordinated and informed response to homelessness and people living in poverty. Since the late 1990’s, The Central Oregon Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC) has been tackling this challenging and often dynamic problem.
The HLC consists of more than 40 organizations and individuals from Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties. They include the faith community, shelter providers, public schools, public health, emergency services, veterans outreach, public safety, mental health, housing services, public services private employers and others. They represent a diverse group of interests, unified by a common focus.
Mission: The Homeless Leadership Coalition is a collaboration of community partners in Crook, Jefferson, and Deschutes counties engaging the community through education, advocacy, planning, prioritization and accountability for services to persons experiencing homelessness.
Click here to review the HLC Governance Charter
High Desert Home: Central Oregon Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness An Update to the Central Oregon 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, 2011
Voting Membership: If you are interested in becoming a voting member please review the Governance Charter and contact Molly Taroli (Molly.Taroli@pacificsource.com) for more information.
Download the Central Oregon Cold Weather Shelter Resources List
The Homeless Leadership Coalition/Central Oregon Continuum of Care (CoC OR-503) is responsible for the following projects:
- 2017 Continuum of Care Grant Competition effective: September 22, 2017
- 2017 CoC Consolidated Application
- Point-in-Time Count: The HLC and PIT workgroup lead the coordination of a regional annual census of people experiencing homelessness each January.
- Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness: The HLC and voting member working groups will work toward pursuing the goals within the Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness, and updating to reflect current best practices.
- HLC Committees: Advocacy, Coordinated Entry, HMIS Users, CoC Funding, and the Point in Time Count. Contact Molly Taroli to get involved.
- HMIS Policies and Procedures
- FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: Funding Availability has been released - Click for more information
- FY 2017 CoC eSnaps online application and resource
- FY 2017 Application Process Timeline
- FY 2017 Central Oregon CoC Homeless Assistance Grant Application Project
- FY 2017 HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition
How to Access the HUD CoC Project Application
HUD CoC Project Application Instructions for New Projects
HUD CoC Project Application Instructions for Renewal Projects
HUD CoC Project Application Budget Information
HUD CoC Project Application Appeal Process
- CoC Project Application Review and Ranking Procedures 2016
Grant Re-Allocation Process
- Download the Oregon Housing and Community Services Emergency Solutions Grant Operations Manual 5.1.17