The Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC) is a collaboration of community partners in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

We work to prevent and end homelessness by improving regional and cross-system collaboration and coordination so that we work from a comprehensive plan that ensures homelessness is prevented whenever possible, or if it can’t be prevented, it is a rare, brief, and non-recurring experience.

The Homeless Leadership Coalition is responsible for monitoring funds issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care (CoC) program for Central Oregon. In addition, we conduct homeless point in time counts, manage systems of care, and oversee planning, system reporting and evaluation. Learn more about our role as a Continuum of Care here.

We are not a direct service provider, though our membership is made up of many service providers. The HLC’s role is to oversee and coordinate the available services to people experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon for the maximum benefit to the individuals and families in need. The work of coordination and system improvements occurs via committees and workgroups and the participation of local providers from all sectors (education, healthcare, etc) is vital to that work.