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 Council on Foundations Announce Winners of 2017 Secretary's Award

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) today announced the winners of the 2017 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.

  2. HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in March 2017

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

  3. HUD Reaches Agreement with California Lenders to Resolve Claims of Unfair Lending Practices Against Hispanic Applicant

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced an agreement with a group of California mortgage lenders to resolve allegations they discriminated against a mortgage applicant based on his national origin.

  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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