Become a member of the Continuum of Care
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care (CoC) is accepting applications for membership from organizations and unaffiliated individuals who wish to work collaboratively to end homelessness and alleviate its hardships. Organizations and unaffiliated individuals residing or working within Mecklenburg County may become members of the CoC. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC will actively recruit for a broad and inclusive membership including, but not limited to persons with lived experience of homelessness, nonprofit homeless assistance providers, victim service providers, faith-based organizations working to reduce homelessness, local governments, businesses, funders, advocates, public housing agencies, school districts, social service providers, mental health and substance use agencies, healthcare providers, universities, affordable housing developers, landlords, and criminal justice providers.
All applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be accepted.
The CoC aims to develop an inclusive, diverse, and engaged group of members who are committed to:
- Engaging the community to address underlying causes;
- Providing prompt and straight-forward access to a coordinated continuum of shelter and affordable housing options and supports that meets the needs of diverse homeless individuals and families; and
- Expanding, sustaining, and developing new affordable housing options and supports to meet the changing circumstances of individuals and families who are at-risk of homelessness, currently homeless, or recently homeless in our community.
Membership must be renewed annually. Member organizations and individuals will have voting privileges.
Duties include: vote to approve CoC Board members; provide input and guidance on CoC policies upon request; and serve on committees and/or workgroups when possible.
Eligibility Requirements: Any organization or unaffiliated individual interested in furthering the mission of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC; and who lives and/or works in Mecklenburg County may become a CoC member by completing the CoC Application. An unaffiliated individual cannot also work for an organization that is applying for an organizational membership with the CoC.
Commitment Requirements: Member organizations and unaffiliated individuals are required to attend at least 50% of CoC Membership meetings annually. There are no membership dues. Most applications for funding that the CoC administers require regular participation in CoC activities.
Click here to see a list of current CoC member organizations and individuals.