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Who We Are

The Chatham County Continuum of Care (CoC) is the county-wide approach used to address homelessness in Chatham County Georgia. The approach includes key stakeholders who collaborate to create and implement policies, programs, and systems that are effective at preventing and ending homelessness.


The CoC’s work is authorized and partially funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD emphasizes evidence-based best practices to address homelessness.

The Lead Agency

The Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) serves as the CoC’s HUD-designated Collaborative Applicant (also known as the Lead Agency). As the Collaborative Applicant, CSAH submits the annual HUD application for federal funding and is responsible for:

  • Administrative oversight of the annual process including communication, technical assistance, training, evaluation, and reporting.  

  • An annual Gaps Analysis 

  • An annual Ranking Process

  • Leadership of the Coordinated Entry Program 

  • Leadership of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).   



The Chatham County Continuum of Care includes local nonprofit, business, and government representatives who are committed to preventing and ending homelessness. Community stakeholders:

  • Educate the community about homelessness. 

  • Advocate for effective approaches to address homelessness.

  • Support the Continuum of Care and homeless service providers in their efforts to prevent and end homelessness.  


View the Chatham County Continuum of Care stakeholders.​

The Governing Board

The Chatham County Continuum of Care Governing Board is responsible for setting policies and guiding decisions for the CoC and its approach to addressing homelessness throughout Chatham County. The Board also ensures that all member organizations fulfill HUD-defined requirements. 

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Service Providers

There are more than a dozen nonprofit organizations in Chatham County that provide direct services to those who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Services include: 

  • Outreach 

  • Emergency shelter

  • Food, clothing, and hygiene supplies

  • Transitional and permanent housing

  • Counseling

  • Medical care

  • Case management


View the Chatham County Homeless Service Providers.​​

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