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 21, 2019. Please click here to download a copy: https://www.handetroit.org/s/Detroit-CoC-Governance-Charter-FINAL-May-2019-kac4.pdf