Mission

To prevent and end homelessness in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs by promoting regional partnerships and interagency collaboration for a comprehensive homelessness response system that meets the needs of our diverse population.

Vision

Central Oregon is a community where homelessness is prevented whenever possible, or if it can’t be prevented it is rare, brief, and non-recurring because we are a stronger, healthier and safer community when everyone has an affordable, safe, stable place to call home.

Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Lead Agencies

COICCentral Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) – Collaborative Applicant and Staff Support

Neighbor ImpactNeighborImpact – Homeless Management Information System & Coordinated Entry Lead Agency

HLC Team Meeting

HLC Meeting

Homeless Leadership Coalition Roles

1)Promotes coordination between service providers and stakeholders.
2)Administers a data collection system, the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The HLC board delegates a local agency to serve as the HMIS Lead to manage the data for the region. This agency is NeighborImpact.
3)Secures funding for system improvement and service provision primarily through the HUD annual funding competition, Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
4)Promotes training and adoption of best practices throughout the region.
5)Oversees a Coordinated Entry System (CES) to connect programs and services to those experiencing homelessness.
6)Oversees the region’s annual Point in Time (PIT) count of literally homeless individuals in the region.
7)Conducts system planning, prioritization, a gaps analysis and promotes coordination of the work of Coalition member agencies.
8)Reports to HUD and the community how the region is performing against HUD designated system performance measures (SPM).