Steering Committee

Co-Chairs: Kristen Mitchell, Alyson Zikmund

The Steering Committee is responsible for implementing the strategic plan developed by the Advisory Council. This governing body manages the Continuum with a goal to prevent and eradicate homelessness in NYC.  The Steering Committee is led by three co-chairs: The Collaborative Applicant, a provider member, and a coalition member. The body consists of seventeen voting members who are elected annually to staggered terms.


Advisory Council

The Advisory Council of the NYC CoC has the purpose of aligning systems and stakeholders in the collaborative pursuit of creating solutions to homelessness.  The Council informs CoC membership of federal, state, and city policies, the operationalization of such policies, and their implications on the development and provision of housing and services for the homeless population in NYC. The Advisory Council will identify emergent needs, recommend best practices, support new initiatives, and provide the framework that ensures improvements and sustainable growth within the CoC. Other goals of the Council are to guide the Steering Committee on the formulation of an annual strategic plan and to review system performance.  Two co-chairs will preside over the Advisory Council and all council members will be appointed for two-year, staggered terms.

To learn more about the Steering Committee or Advisory Council, please contact Martha Kenton at kentonm@dss.nyc.gov.

2020 Steering Committee Elections

In November 2019, the NYC CoC welcomed 17 new Steering Committee representatives to enter in to two- or three-years terms of service, beginning January 1, 2020.  Voting opened on November 18th and concluded on the 27th.  View the Elected 2020 Steering Committee Members.


2019 Steering Committee Summaries

Meeting Summary for December
Meeting Summary for November
Meeting Summary for October
Meeting Summary for September
Meeting Summary for August
Meeting Summary for July
Meeting Summary for June
Meeting Summary for May
Meeting Summary for March
Meeting Summary for February
Meeting Summary for January