Ending Homelessness

The Merced City and County Continuum of Care (CoC) is the Housing & Urban Development (HUD) designated decision-making group to prevent and end homelessness.

The CoC is made up of Organizational Representatives and Community-At-Large Representatives. For information on representatives or if you are interested in being a representative, please see the CoC's Governance Charter (click).

The Merced County Board of Supervisors designated Supervisor Pareira as their primary representative and Supervisor Lee Lor as the alternate representative to the CoC.

Since Summer of 2017, Supervisor Lor championed for Merced County to serve as the Collaborative Applicant (administrator) of the CoC and build the capacity of local non-profit organizations to assume the role. In 2018, the County took the responsibility of serving as the Collaborative Applicant.

The Board of Supervisors is working collaboratively with the cities and various organizations through the CoC to end homelessness and we need your help.

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Image from the CoC Governance Charter.

Merced County Update

The Merced County Board of Supervisors recently approved a plan to provide low-barrier housing to people experiencing homelessness. Click here for information about the plan.


Merced City and County Continuum of Care

The CoC is making strides in preventing and ending homelessness in Merced County. Everyone is awaiting the report from a national expert who will provide recommendations for consideration.


See what the CoC is doing at www.mercedcoc.com

Paid for by Lee Lor for Supervisor 2020    FPPC#1415396