Continuum of Care


  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (First hour is the steering committee, followed by a topical focus; all are welcome to both sections.)
  • Fourth Thursday of the month.
  • Social Services Division Office: Back Bay Conference Room
    196 Lancaster St.
    Portland, ME 04101

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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About the Committee

The mission of the Portland CoC is to plan and coordinate a system that helps individuals in the greater Portland area avoid or exit from homelessness, and to address the underlying causes of homelessness.  Portland CofC shall accomplish this mission by conducting the following activities:
Outreach services;
Emergency shelters and supportive services;
Permanent housing and permanent housing with supportive services; and
Linkages to mainstream and community resources

Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Joining the Committee
Any person or agency who has an interest in ending homelessness within our geographic area is encouraged to contact the CoC chair.

  Homeless Data and Reports
  1. Portland CoC Project Priority Listing is Finalized

    Follow the link below to review the letter from the Portland CoC regarding project rankings in the 2014 grant cycle, as well as the rankings and HUD guidelines. Read on...
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News from Around the Web

  1. HUD and Census Bureau Announce New Residential Construction Activity in February

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for February 2017.

  2. Administration Proposes 2018 HUD Budget

    Today, the Administration proposed a Fiscal Year 2018 spending blueprint for discretionary programs in several agencies across the Federal Government, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  3. HUD and Northern Illinois Lender Reach Fair Lending Settlement

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement with Alpine Bank and Trust resolving allegations the Northern Illinois-based lender discriminated against African American and Hispanic mortgage...

  4. HMIS Privacy Documents for Agencies Participating in Data Sharing

      To:                  All Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Participating Agencies From:              Cindy Namer, Director of Homeless Initiatives Date:               February 17, 2017 Subject:          2017 HMIS Data Sharing...

  5. 2017 PIT – HIC Forms Due February 8th.

    This is a reminder that 2017 PIT and HIC reports are due to MaineHousing, February 8th. Emergency shelters and Transitional Housing programs are required to send a signed PIT certification to us using one of the methods listed below. All housing...

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