What is the CoC Charter?
The Chicago Continuum of Care (CoC) is a membership organization comprised of more than 100 organizations and individuals who work to prevent and end homelessness in Chicago. Mandated by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the CoC strategizes and plans a coordinated, comprehensive approach to providing housing and services for people experiencing homelessness. The Governance and Structure of Chicago’s CoC is outlined in its Charter.
In 2020, the Board Affairs Committee, a subcommittee of the Chicago Contiuum of Care (CoC) Board, formed a Charter Review Committee for the purpose of revising the CoC Governance Charter.
The Charter Review Committee’s primary intent was to have the Charter accurately address the current state of the Chicago CoC while proposing certain refinements and clarifications. After months of discussions and deliberations, the Charter Review Committee presented this revised and affirmed Charter.