Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium

What is the Memphis and Shelby County Homeless Consortium?

The Consortium is the voluntary association that provides leadership, services, advocacy, and information related to Memphis and Shelby County’s homeless population. During last year’s term, the Consortium had 51 active members from many different sectors across Memphis and Shelby County including housing and service providers, local government, churches and faith-based organizations, mental health organizations, affordable housing developers, educational systems, medical providers, and advocates. The Consortium meets quarterly, and has nine open committees and working groups that meet more regularly and focus on specific populations or services provided by member agencies. 

The Consortium serves as the TN-501: Memphis/Shelby County Continuum of Care (CoC), designated by HUD as the group organized to carry out the responsibilities prescribed in the HEARTH Act for a defined geographic area. Responsibilities of the group include planning for, designating, and operating the CoC, designating and operating an HMIS (Homeless Management Information System), and designing and implementing the process associated with applying for CoC Program funds.

The Governing Council (the decision-making body of the Consortium) currently designates Community Alliance for the Homeless (CAFTH) to serve as the lead agency for the CoC. CAFTH provides staff support for the Consortium and its committees and is assigned other CoC duties, including serving as the HMIS Lead Agency and the Collaborative Applicant for agencies to receive CoC Program funds from HUD.

What is the mission of the Consortium?

The mission of the Consortium is to develop, sustain and coordinate a comprehensive continuum of care for citizens of the City of Memphis and Shelby County who experience homelessness in order to establish pathways to self-sufficiency and ultimately to eliminate homelessness.

Why join the Consortium?

  • Membership in the Consortium gives you the platform to let your voice be heard while working with a committed body of advocates, service providers, activists, government officials, and others.
  • Membership and attendance at Consortium and committee meetings provides an opportunity to meet and network with other agencies and individuals committed to systemic changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County.
  • Each member (association or individual) of the Consortium has a vote on important community matters, including approving representatives on the Governing Council and Rank & Review Committee, which makes funding decisions for several programs related to the Consortium’s work.

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 2018-19 Membership Roster

Agape Child & Family Services, Inc. Memphis VA Medical Center
Alliance Healthcare Services Mending Vessels Ministry
Alpha House TN, Inc. Meritan, Inc.
Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc. Metropolitan InterFaith Association (MIFA)
Baptist Operation Outreach/Christ Community Health Services Minact, Inc.
Barbara Johnson-McKinney Odessa’s Foster Care Home – Visions of Hope
Barron Heights CDC Open Door, Inc.
Behavioral Health Initiatives Operation Stand Down Mid-South, Inc.
Calvary Church OUTMemphis
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee Patch, Inc.
City of Memphis Housing & Community Development Promise Development Corporation
CMI Healthcare Services Safe Place Emergency Shelter/Youth Villages
Community Alliance for the Homeless, Inc. Shelby County Crime Victims Center & Rape Crisis Center
Door of Hope Shelby County Division of Corrections
Dorothy Day House of Hospitality Shelby County Schools
Family Promise of Memphis Shield, Inc.
Family Safety Center Synergy Treatment Center
Friends for Life The Hagar Center, Inc.
Hannah's Hope The Jasmine Center
HOPE - Mid-South Peace & Justice Center The Life Church
Hope House Uplifting Veterans Center
Hospitality Hub of Memphis Urban Family Ministries
Housing the Homeless Youth Changes
Kim Daugherty YWCA Greater Memphis
Lewis Davis CME Church Outreach Ministry  
Living Grace, Inc.  
Lowenstein House, Inc.  
Memphis Area Legal Services  

To join the Consortium (or to renew your membership for the current term) in paper form, please download and complete the application and remit your membership fee of $10 either online or in-person to Community Alliance for the Homeless, 44 N. Second St., Memphis, TN 38103. For online payments, you may submit the completed application to Grant Ebbesmeyer via e-mail ([email protected]) or fax at (901) 527-1308.

Please be aware that your activation or renewal will not be considered complete and/or valid without the submission of both the completed application and payment.