CoC Corner

Summer 2014

We have updates that might be of use! Click for more information.
Final Point In Time Count Reports
Coordinated Assessment Updates

Go directly to the CoC pages:
Hampden County CoC
3 County CoC
Regional and National Homeless Data
Point In Time Count 2014
Final Point In Time Count Reports
Final Point In Time Count data reports for the 3 County CoC and the Hampden County CoC are now available! We’ve also posted an interactive table to view 3 County CoC PIT counts by community. Hampden County communities will be posted soon.

A bonus for data geeks: See the effect of cold temperatures on the PIT Count.
Coordinated Assessment Updates
The CoCs will be working on the Network-wide Coordinated Assessment system over the next few months.

Phase I consists of the development and implementation of the Universal Application. The Universal Application integrates documentation requirements for CoC-funded programs and provides all programs with standard forms. Phase I also includes the launch of the Housing Options Tool, a Network-based housing search tool that can help match individuals to housing while listing upcoming vacancies. The launch date is July 3rd, 2014.

Phase II consists of launching Coordinated Assessment tools including a Pre-Screening form, a Regional Referral Form, a Common Screening and Assessment, and the expanded Housing Options Tool. The launch date is September 30th, 2014.

Phase III consists of electronic data sharing through HMIS to expedite referrals, assessments, prioritization, and intakes. MA DHCD is spearheading this effort. Their launch date is October 1st, 2014.
dividerQuestions or comments? Please contact us!
Hampden County CoC: Gerry McCafferty, CoC Lead
3 County CoC: Dave Christopolis, CoC Lead
Regional and National Data: Andrea Miller, our data wrangler

What is a CoC?!
Our local CoCs (“Continuum of Care”) administer and coordinate housing and homeless services programs funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”). In Western Massachusetts, the Berkshire/Franklin/Hampshire (“3 County”) CoC and the Hampden County CoC administer more than $3M per year in support of transitional and permanent housing programs operated by 16 different organizations.

Enough with the acronyms, take me to more information.