Committee on Homelessness (CoH)

Committee on Homelessness (CoH) is the primary planning body that focuses on specific areas of planning, evaluation, public awareness and execution of events and activities towards reducing and ending homelessness in Southern Nevada. The Regional Initiatives Office, lead agency designated to carry out the tasks of the SNPRC-CoH serves as the staff that coordinates, facilitates, and leads the efforts to end homelessness in Southern Nevada. The CoH board is composed of important stakeholders such as representatives from the following public, private, and government entities: Clark County Social Service, City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, City of Boulder City, City of Henderson, Clark County School District, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, MGM Resorts International, Nevada Homeless Alliance, Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, Veteran’s Administration, Southern Nevada Healthcare System.

The CoH, in collaboration with the Regional Initiatives Office governs and oversees all homeless services and activities in the Southern Nevada region, including the development and bi-annual evaluation of the Help Hope Home Regional Plan to End Homelessness (click here to view the 2013 HHH Plan Update), annual strategic planning, the annual Point-in-Time homeless census count (2014-FINAL-HOMELESS-CENSUS), regional coordination, inclement weather shelter, HMIS operations and compliance, HEARTH Act implementation and the consolidated application process for HUD Homeless Assistance Grants.

Every year, the Committee on Homelessness (CoH) develops a strategic plan for the group to ensure local goals and priorities are addressed. The CoH Strategic Plan outlines the overarching goals, key objectives, champions, organizational drivers, and proposed date of completion of tasks. The Regional Initiatives Office reports back to the CoH at the monthly meetings of the progress on key objectives. Click here to view the 2013-2014 CoH Strategic Plan- Updated 01-2-14


2013 CoH Strategic Plan
● Governance Structure 
● Organizational Chart
● The RIO

Southern Nevada Continuum of Care
With the enactment of the HEARTH Act in 2009, the CoC is now an entity that implements the HUD CoC program and includes all who choose to participate and are concerned with and/or are providing services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.

Agendas & Meeting Minutes
Learn about upcoming agendas and dates for Continuum of Care Board meetings or browse our archives.

Working Groups
Working Groups are established to address mandates and/or topics of critical importance to the SNH CoC and specifically referenced in the HEARTH Act.

About Homelessness
There are currently more than 100 service providers, including government entities, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups and corporate partners, that are working together to provide homeless prevention and assistance programs to bring an end to homelessness in our community.

The Plan
In 2007, the plan was developed using stakeholder input, to guide the work of the community in ending homelessness.

Gap Anaylsis
The gaps analysis identifies key unmet needs in the housing and services system.

Homeless Census
An annual Homeless Census is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all Continuums of Care throughout the country.

Coordinated Entry
Coordinated Entry (CE) is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is Southern Nevada’s strategy for a more efficient system to help people experiencing homelessness to access housing services.

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

National Partnerships
We maintain partnerships with several national organizations.

A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.

Public Input
The Continuum of Care appreciates your feedback! The Public Input section frequently request responses and feedback from stakeholders and the public. Please check the section for more information.

Training Opportunties
There is always more to learn.  We're here to help.

Funding Opportunities
Learn about opportunities to fund our cause.

Glossary of Terms
Definitions and acronyms to help you.

External Resources
Get information on CHAP Specific Resources.

Environmental Reviews
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires the analysis of the impact of federally funded projects on the environment and vice versa.

Property Partners
Find out how Operation HOME! can support your business.

About Operation HOME!
Operation HOME! is a regional initiative of Help Hope Home to find homes for 2,022 high-risk homeless Southern Nevadans at increased risk of COVID-19 by the end of 2022.

Contracted Provider Resources

For Operation HOME! RRH Subcontractors. Grants access to training links and the document library