County of Marin Health and Human Services

Homeless Policy Steering Committee

Point-In-Time Count

On Friday, January 27th, Marin County will be conducting our 2017 Point-in-Time Count to understand the number of homeless individuals living throughout the county. We are in need of community volunteers to work alongside currently or previously homeless guides to count the number of homeless individuals they see across all areas of Marin County. There will be a 1-hour training on January 20th to prepare you for the count, and you do not need any experience with homelessness. 

Upcoming HPSC Meetings:

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017


2016 Continuum of Care NOFA Documents

On June 29, 2016 HUD released the Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability (CoC NOFA), which authorizes funding for new and renewal homeless housing projects.  In addition to our existing renewals, in 2015 the Marin County Continuum of Care is eligible to apply for up to $158,952 in funding for bonus permanent housing projects. Please see this summary for more information.

On August 29, 2016, the non-conflicted members of the Homeless Policy Steering Committee approved the final project priority listing that will be sent to HUD. This list was generated by a non-conflicted panel that reviewed all project applications with a scoring tool that was approved by the HPSC.

New: As of September 11, 2016, all parts of the FY 2016 Continuum of Care Consolidated Application (encompassing both the Continuum of Care Application and the Project Priority Listing) are available for review. 

NOFA Policies, Procedures, and Scoring Tools

Please contact HomeBase ( with any questions.

2015 Continuum of Care NOFA Documents 

As of November 16, 2015, all parts of the FY 2015 Continuum of Care Consolidated Application (encompassing both the Continuum of Care Application and the Project Priority Listing showing the final project ranking for all of the projects that applied, including new, renewal, planning, and rejected projects) are available for review. 

The final project priority listing for the 2015 Continuum of Care competition was approved by the non-conflicted members of the Homeless Policy Steering Committee at their meeting on November 4, 2015.  All applicants were recommended for funding.  A non-conflicted panel generated this list through a review of all project applications, using a scoring tool approved through a community process.  Please Contact Ashley Hart McIntyre ( with any questions.

What is the Homeless Policy Steering Committee?

The Homeless Policy Steering Committee (HPSC) develops long-term strategic plans and facilitates year-round efforts to identify the needs of homeless individuals and families in Marin.  The Steering Committee also provides opportunities for leadership and coordination for Marin’s county-wide response to homelessness.

Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Involving key local stakeholders in establishing a community-wide response to the complex problem of homelessness.
  • Analyzing relevant data to identify the most effective mix of homeless services and housing for Marin.
  • Setting priorities for programs and designing evaluation processes.
  • Providing final approval for the Marin Continuum of Care application submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Overseeing implementation of the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act (HEARTH) at a local level.
  • Oversight of the CoC’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) 
  • Monitoring implementation of the CoC’s 10 Year Plan 


The HPSC is staffed by the Department of Health & Human Services and is chaired by representatives of the Board of Supervisors.

Contact: Ashley Hart McIntyre, Policy Analyst

Administered By: 

  • Marin County Health and Human Services

Purpose / Duties: 

Provide a coordinated and strategic approach to planning and management of a range of resources to address the needs of families and individuals at risk of homelessness and those who are currently experiencing homelessness in Marin through a Continuum of Care (CoC)


The Homeless Policy Steering Group has identified key representatives which include, homeless services and housing providers, faith-groups, veterans services, mental health, social services, services users, city officials and county representatives. Members are appointed to the group as voting members.

If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in a County program, service or activity, requests for accommodations may be made by calling (415) 473-4381 (Voice) 473-3232 (TDD/TTY) or by e-mail at at least four work days in advance of the event. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.