Continuum of Care

About

The Morris County Continuum of Care is both a strategic planning body and a vehicle to carry out the responsibilities of a Continuum of Care as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which includes but are limited to the following duties:

  1. To develop and implement the Morris County ten year plan to end homelessness and other local activities associated with preventing and ending homelessness.
  2. To operate the Continuum of Care as prescribed by HUD in the Continuum of Care regulations.
  3. To designate and operate the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for the purpose of collecting and analyzing data regarding homelessness.
  4. To coordinate and implement a system to meet the needs of the homeless population within the Morris County.
  5. To prepare and oversee the annual HUD Continuum of Care application for federal funds targeted to serve homeless individuals and families.
  6. To ensure that the CoC has strong oversight and guidance through the community-led CoC Executive Committee and its Community Assistance Services Committee.

CoC Executive Committee

  1. The Executive Committee is made up of no fewer than 12 and no more than 15 members. A minimum of nine voting members represent agencies that do not receive HUD CoC funding and up to four nonvoting “exofficio” members that receive HUD CoC funds.
  2. The committee shall serve as the primary decision making body of the Morris County CoC and shall provide leadership and direction in all aspects related to the governance and management of the Community Assistance Services (CAS) Committee.
  3. The Executive Committee is charged with oversight and management of CoC activities. The Executive Committee shall utilize input from the CAS and ad-hoc subcommittees in making decisions.

2017 Meeting Schedule

**Third Thursday, due to Thanksgiving holiday.

The CoC Executive Committee meets on the fourth Thursday every other month at 10:00 a.m. in the Red Conference Room, 3rd floor, 30 Schuyler Place, Morristown.

Minutes

Officers

Voting Members: Mike Armstrong, Community Hope; Jeff Bashe, Morris County Human Services Advisory Council; Joseph Gallow, Consumer Advocate; Russ Hall, Housing Alliance of Morris County; Nancy Magee, Community Foundation of N.J.;  Jodi Miciak, United Way of Northern New Jersey; Kesha Moore, PhD, Drew University; Gwen Rippey, PhD, Atlantic Health System; Dave Scott, Market Street Mission; Terry Connolly, Community Soup Kitchen; Rebekka Zydel, Child & Family Resources.

Ex-Officio Non-Voting Members: Joann Bjornson, Family Promise of Morris County; Jennifer Carpinteri, Morris County Department of Human Services; Dan McGuire, Meagan Quinn, Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance; Homeless Solutions; Robert N. Davison, Mental Health Association of Morris County; Patty Sly, Jersey Battered Women’s Services.

Read the Committee Bylaws.

Community Assistance Services (CAS) Committee

  1. Membership is open to all interested community members and organizations. The CoC encourages participation from anyone serving those at-risk of homelessness, currently or formerly homeless.
  2. Agencies and individuals wishing to become formal members must submit a Morris County CAS application to the CoC Lead Agency which includes contact information, role in the community and designated voting representative.
  3. The CoC is responsible for voting on the Executive Committee membership and may occasionally vote on other items as prescribed by the Executive Committee.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Morris County Community Assistance Services (CAS) Committee, please fill in the form below to register.  You may designate an alternate who can serve as a voting member if you are unable to attend a meeting.

Read the Committee Bylaws.

2017-2018 HUD Submission

2017-2018 HUD Renewal Project Submission

Agencies interested in applying for funding must submit a completed Notice of Intent by 4:30 pm, Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

All potential applicants for NEW and RENEWAL projects must attend a mandatory technical assistance session regarding the 2017-2018 Notice of Intent process to be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. at 30 Schuyler Place, 3rd Floor Blue Room, Morristown.

2017-2018 HUD New Project Submission

In preparation for submission of the CoC application for HUD funding, the Morris County Continuum of Care Executive is now accepting Notices of Intent from all agencies interested in applying for funding to support NEW projects through the Morris County Continuum of Care process.  Notices are due 4:30 pm, Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

All potential applicants for NEW and RENEWAL projects must attend a mandatory technical assistance session regarding the 2017-2018 Notice of Intent process to be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. at 30 Schuyler Place, 3rd Floor Blue Room, Morristown.

2016-2017 HUD Submission

2016-2017 HUD Renewal Project Submission

Agencies interested in applying for funding must submit a completed Notice of Intent by 4:30 pm, Friday, June 17, 2016.

All potential applicants for NEW and RENEWAL projects must attend a mandatory technical assistance session regarding the 2017 Notice of Intent process to be held on Thursday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 30 Schuyler Place, 3rd Floor Blue Room, Morristown.

2016-2017 HUD New Project Submission

In preparation for submission of the CoC application for HUD funding, the Morris County Continuum of Care Executive is now accepting Notices of Intent from all agencies interested in applying for funding to support NEW projects through the Morris County Continuum of Care process.  Notices are due 4:30 pm, Friday, June 17, 2016.

All potential applicants for NEW and RENEWAL projects must attend a mandatory technical assistance session regarding the 2017 Notice of Intent process to be held on Thursday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 30 Schuyler Place, 3rd Floor Blue Room, Morristown.

2015-2016 HUD Submission

The HUD Continuum of Care program provides funding to programs serving homeless individuals and families in the community. The Morris County Continuum of Care Executive Committee is now accepting Notices of Intent from all agencies interested in applying for funding through the Morris County Continuum of Care process. Notices are due Friday, May 29, 2015, by 4:30pm.

All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a technical assistance session regarding the 2015 Notice of Intent process and Executive Committee funding priorities to be held on Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:00am to 11:30am at 30 Schuyler Place, 3rd Floor Red Room, Morristown.

2014-2015 HUD Submission

The HUD Continuum of Care program provides funding to programs serving homeless individuals and families in the community. The Morris County Continuum of Care Executive Committee is now accepting Notices of Intent from all agencies interested in applying for funding through the Morris County Continuum of Care process. Application due Monday, August 4, by 4:30pm.

All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a technical assistance session regarding the 2014 Notice of Intent process and Executive Committee funding priorities to be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:00am to 11:30am at 30 Schuyler Place, 3rd Floor Red Room, Morristown.

2013-2014 HUD Submission

View Morris County’s 2013-2014 Continuum of Care Exhibit 1 for homeless services to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.