The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Grant Committee provides expertise and guidance to the CoC Board related to the HUD Continuum of Care funding program in Tucson/Pima County.

Committee Meetings

All committee meetings are open to the public. Meeting information is available at

Committee Responsibilities

Monitoring CoC recipient and subrecipient performance; recommending performance improvement plans to the CoC Board.

Recommending priorities and community strategies related to the use of CoC Program funds to the CoC Board.

Developing and recommending performance improvement targets for CoC projects consistent with the CoC’s adopted system performance improvement strategies.

Reviewing, updating, and overseeing the implementation of the CoC’s approved reallocation policies.

Committee Members

Chairperson - Steve Jennings, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (retired)

Vice-Chairperson - Art Gage, Art Gage Law

Pat Beauchamp, Esperanza en Escalante

Jenifer Darland, Pima County

Jodie Earll-Barnes, City of Tucson

Tim Kromer, Interfaith Community Services

Judee Squeer, Community Activist

Terrance Watkins, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona

Agenda and Materials for Next Committee Meeting

Materials are posted at least one week prior to the committee meeting.

Past Meeting Minutes


Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) is CURRENTLY OFF 

Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) is Tucson's winter severe-weather emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. ODF goes into effect when weather predictions are for overnight temperatures of 40°F or lower with rain, 35°F or lower without rain, or when wind chill factors indicate a health hazard from exposure. You do not need an ID or a TB card to participate in ODF.

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