Since 1996, the Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND) has served as the lead agency for the CoC for Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. HAND is governed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives from the community. In its role as the lead agency for the CoC, HAND carries out the following activities:

  • Promote integrated, community-wide strategies and plans to prevent and end homelessness;
  • Provide coordination among the numerous local organizations and initiatives that serve the homeless population, and
  • Manage the CoC’s single, comprehensive grant application to HUD for McKinney-Vento funding which includes Continuum of Care funds and State Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds.

The governance charter for the Detroit CoC was adopted on May 19, 2015, and most recently revised on May 16, 2017. Please click here to download a copy. 

How to Become a Voting Member of the CoC

The 2018 CoC voting member application is now available online! In order to become a voting member of the Detroit Continuum of Care, the agency or individual must be a member of the Detroit Continuum of Care in good standing and complete a Detroit Continuum of Care Voting Member Application Form. Attendance to at least one CoC meeting prior to submitting an application is required. Please note that this application is only needed for new individual/agency participants or agencies/individuals who are no longer in good standing due to not attending meetings. Each application will be reviewed and approved by the Continuum of Care Lead Agency and Secretary of the Continuum of Care Board following CoC-approved application standards.

Please follow the link to complete the application