Continuum of Care ( CoC ). Promotes community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. P rovides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and State and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families to minimize trauma and dislocation.
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Promotes community-wide commitment to the goal
of ending homelessness.
Provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers
and State and local governments to quickly re-house
homeless individuals and families to minimize
trauma and dislocation.
Promotes access to and effective utilization of
Optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and
families experiencing homelessness.
Simply stated, a Continuum of Care is established by representatives of relevant organizations within a geographic area to carry out the responsibilities set forth in the CoC Program Interim Rule.
- CoC Program Interim Rule requires
communities to establish a CoC in order to
receive CoC Program Funding
- The CoC must meet minimum requirements
for CoC Structure, governance and
and ESG recipients on certain responsibilities
- Communitywide commitment to ending and
- Representation of the relevant organizations
within the entire CoC
Nonprofit homeless Assistance providers
Victim Service Providers Mental Health Agencies
Faith Based Organizations Hospitals
Businesses Affordable Housing Developers
Advocates Law Enforcement
Public Housing Agencies Organizations that serve
School Districts homeless veterans
Social Service providers Formerly homeless persons
July 31, 2012
December 5, 2011
OMB Circulars, notices, etc. (A-84, A-102, A-110)
- Centralized/coordinated assessment
This version of 24 CFR Part 91, Consolidated Submissions for
Community Planning and Development Programs as
Amended by ESG Interim Rule and Homeless Definition
Final Rule, explains Consolidated Submissions for Community
Planning and Development Programs as amended by the Emergency
Solutions Grants Program interim rule and Homeless definition final
Date Published: November 2011
Consultation with Continuums of Care
The rule requires ESG recipients to consult with Continuums of Care in:
ESG recipients must also coordinate and integrate ESG activities with other homelessness and mainstream programs.
ESG Annual Action Plan
ESG Checklist of Requirements for the Homelessness Portions of Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan
CAPER must address: Affordable Housing (91.520(b)
- Must include the number and types of families serviced.
- Must include the number of homeless persons served, in addition to the numbers of extremely low, low-mod, and middle income persons served.
Must include a narrative evaluation of the progress in meeting specific objectives for reducing and ending homelessness through:
- Eligibility policies and procedures
- Plan for allocation ESG Recipients
ESG recipients and subrecipients.
- Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
- Rapid Re-housing (RRH)
The CoC regulations, at 24 CFR 578.51(b) require rental assistance to be administered by a State, unit of general purpose local government, or a public housing agency. Nonprofits may not administer rental assistance unless the grant was originally awarded under the Shelter Plus Care program and the nonprofit administered the rental assistance under that program
- CoC Program Interim Final Rule
- Learn about ESG Requirements
- View ESG Law, Regulations, and Notices
- View the SNAPS weekly focus
- View SNAPS-Shots
- View Other ESG Program Information