Mount Vernon Continuum of Care Program

Homeless services in the Westchester County Continuum of Care (CoC) Program are delivered by a network of local and federal government, non-profit agencies, mental-health service organizations, affordable housing developers, public housing authorities, youth homeless providers, school administrators, victim service providers, and veterans service organizations.

The City of Mount Vernon sits on the Westchester County CoC Board and participates in monthly CoC meetings. Members of the Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency staff meet with officials of the Westchester County CoC consortia monthly to discuss mutual needs, resources and services that maximize, and coordinate programs and services for the homeless.

The City of Mount Vernon administers CoC Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects, including beds targeted to Veterans and families with children. Participants in these PSH projects receive housing plus supportive services including case management and linkages to community services and benefits.

Mount Vernon also provides funding to several community-based organizations which provide outreach and referral services to the homeless or those at-risk of homelessness including recently released female inmates, pregnant teens, families with housing problems and immigration needs, and the elderly.