Andrew Phelps coordinates the City's contributions to the regional effort to prevent homelessness, as well as responses to issues or needs that arise from people experiencing homelessness. He serves as the City's liaison between a large number of groups, (examples include Continuum of Care, the Colorado Springs Housing Authority, the El Paso County Housing Authority, other community service providers, landlords, client advocates, and community groups) to better identify, engage, and transition those experiencing homelessness to the appropriate services and, ultimately, permanent housing.
The Pikes Peak Continuum of Care (PPCoC) is the local decision-making group whose purpose and scope is to implement community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness in El Paso County, Colorado.
Since that time, the "HOT" team has been compassionately serving the homeless community by providing citizens with information and referrals that help them find permanent housing and become self-sustainable. According to local research, the average cost to support a chronic homeless person with police, fire and medical services is approximately $58,000 a year.