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What is a Homeless Continuum of Care?

Continuums of Care can be confusing. Check out this post to learn more about how they work and what they do.


According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) is designed to:

  • Promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness;

  • Provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness;

  • Promote access to and affect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and

  • Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Given how many responsibilities a CoC has, it’s easy to get confused by all of the roles the CoC plays in a community. View the video presentation below to learn more about the CoC’s roles and responsibilities and how it works with other community partners.