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About the CAM
CAM Website
Leadership Meeting
CAM 2.0 Training Series
CAM Data Report


Welcome to the first issue of the CAM Detroit e-newsletter! We hope you enjoy this new way of keeping you informed about exciting news in the CAM.

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About the CAM

The Coordinated Assessment Model (CAM) is a systemic approach to homelessness that focuses on aligning the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless to available shelter and housing resources.

The Vision

CAM ensures that people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park will be assessed and guided to the appropriate resource that prevents or end their homelessness.

The Goals

  • Greater accessibility for individuals and households in need of assistance
  • Standardized intakes and assessments
  • Increased collaborative community partnerships
  • Better alignment of resources with need
CAM Website
We are excited to announce the launch of our new CAM Detroit website!

Our primary goal of this new site was make it more user friendly and provide our partners an easier way to learn more about the CAM. It was equally important that the site promote better transparency and information in the CAM and its process to our funders, partners and staff.
 We would like to thank Southwest Solutions Communications Department for their support with the logo and website design. The site will continue to grow and improve. Please send any questions, suggestions, or comments to
Leadership Meeting
Detroit CoC Agency Leadership and CAM Liaisons have been invited to attend the Leadership Meeting. This meeting will take a deep dive into forthcoming system changes, rationale for these changes and how their agencies will be impacted.

Agency leaders may attend either meeting on Tuesday, October 17 or Thursday, October 19. Content will be synonymous allowing agency leadership to elect whichever date best suits their schedule. Leadership and liaisons are strongly encourage to join us as they are key stewards in communicating with their agency staff.
CAM 2.0 Training Series
As we gear up for the launch of CAM 2.0, CAM Liaisons at family and single shelters have been asked to participate in a four part training series to increase their knowledge and awareness of federal mandates from HUD and how the Detroit CoC and CAM system are adhering to and implementing those mandates on a local level.
Family Shelter Providers
Part 1: Introduction to the CAM 2.0
Part 2: CAM 2.0: More Details
Part 3: CAM 2.0: Working out the Kinks
Part 4:  CAM 2.0: Working out the Kinks Part 2
Singles Shelter Providers
Part 1: Introduction to the CAM 2.0
Part 2: CAM 2.0: More Details
Part 3: CAM 2.0: Getting Ready for Launch
Part 4: CAM 2.0: Working Out the Kinks
PSH & RRH Providers
CAM 2.0 System and Operational Changes
If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Johnson at
CAM Data
Since April 2017, CAM Leadership and Staff have made it a priority to collect and analyze data that depicts our system on an operational level.

This data is used as evidence to drive and support change and ensure our system is responsive to client needs. Below are excerpts from the latest report. The full report can be accessed here.
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Households Matched
PSH households matched is a rolling-basis dashboard of family and single households who have been successfully matched with a permanent supportive housing solution from April - August 2017.

Referrals to Repaid-Rehousing (RRH) Providers

Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan (NLSM), Southwest Solutions (SWS) and Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) are organizations that receive client referrals from the CAM to access their RRH programs. The graph below shows the number of referrals that were sent to each provider and the total number of referrals each month.
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