Concord Plan to End Homelessness

The City of Concord, NH adopted a Plan to End Homelessness in April 2014. CCEH has been the lead agency working to implement the goals of the Plan, and the goals of the Plan have provided a blueprint for moving forward in Concord. To read the Plan in its entirety, CLICK HERE.

One of the goals of the Plan was to create an Executive Level Steering Committee to monitor the goals of the Plan and provide advocacy.  The Steering Committee members were recommended by the Mayor and appointed by the City Council, and they continue to meet every other month to review progress on the Plan.  Meetings of the Steering Committee are open to the public. Meeting times, dates, Agendas and Minutes of Steering Committee meetings can be found at the City website.

For more information about upcoming meetings of the Steering Committee, contact CCEH Executive Director Ellen Groh at

Plan to End Homelessness Accomplishments:

In the first half of 2018 the Steering Committee refreshed its priorities under the goals of the Plan. All of CCEH’s goals are in line with these priorities. The updated Plan was presented to the City Council for approval on June 14, 2018. Click here to see accomplishments thus far and refreshed priorities in the Executive Summary/Memorandum to Mayor Jim Bouley and City Council.  Click here to see the Strategic Plan Refreshed Priorities Chart for specific steps to achieve the goals of the Plan.

Steering Committee Members:

  • Byron Champlin, Committee Chair, Lincoln Financial Group; City Councilor
  • Karen Emis-Williams, Director, City of Concord Human Services
  • Lewis Feldstein, former President, NH Charitable Foundation
  • Ellen Fries, Private Citizen
  • Linda Lorden, President, Merrimack County Savings Bank
  • Ruth Perencevich, Private Citizen
  • Tim Sink, President, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
  • Claudia Walker, Premiere Properties
  • Rev. Jason Wells, NH Council of Churches
  • Kara Wyman, Assistant Superintendent, Merrimack County Dept. of Corrections