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Interagency Commission on Homelessness

The Interagency Commission on Homelessness (ICH) was established by the County to act on behalf of County residents experiencing homelessness and to provide advice, counsel, and recommendations to the County Executive and County Council.  The Commission's responsibilities involve matters influencing provisions of services, County government policies and procedures, development and implementation of State and Federal laws, and other issues affecting the lives, rights, and welfare of people experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County.     

 
The Continuum of Care (CoC) is Montgomery County's local homeless program planning network.  It is a public-private partnership that includes County and other government agencies, non-profit service providers, landlords and others who have a role in the County's housing market.  The purpose of  the CoC is to encourage and support local organizations in coordinating efforts to address housing and homeless issues and reduce homelessness.  
 
The ICH will serve as the Governing Board of the Montgomery County CoC and will meet quarterly
 
View the Enabling Legislation by clicking here.  

Mission Statement

The Commission will promote a community-wide goal to end homelessness by developing a strategic plan and reviewing and monitoring programs that are components of the Continuum of Care.  The Commission will recommend to the County Executive and County Council improvements to the Continuum of Care, educate the community about homelessness, and recommend and promote partnership with private organizations, businesses and foundations, or any state or federal government agency, to improve the County's ability to prevent and reduce homelessness.  

Commission Reports, Meeting Schedule and Resources

Annual Report

2016 Continuum of Care Competition

Continuum of Care Membership Application

Homeless Services Guide (English and Spanish)

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Full Commission (Quarterly meetings)

Operations Committee (Monthly Meetings)

Meeting Schedules and Monthly Calendars

Membership List

Resources

 
 

 

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