Welcome to Continuum of Care (CoC) Program
We make a Difference in the community
The Continuum of Care (CoC) is designed to promote community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The CoC provides funding for nonprofits State and local governments to quickly house homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families.
Examples of CoC Representatives
- Nonprofit homelessness assistance providers
- Victim services providers
- Faith-based organizations
- Advocacy Groups
- Public Housing Authorities
- School districts
- Social services providers
- Mental health agencies
- Affordable housing developers
- Law enforcement agencies
- Organizations serving veterans
- Homeless or formerly homeless individuals
Continuum of Care
Responsibilities and Duties
CoC Governance and Structure
CoC System Operations and Planning
Preparing an Annual Application to HUD for Funds
Designating and Operating the HMIS
Data derived from state and local Point-In-Time and Housing Inventory Count 2018
ANNUAL COST OF HOMELESSNESS
Homelessness does not only impact individuals and their families. Homelessness impacts entire communities.
551 Individuals were identified as experiencing homelessness in 2018 Point In Time Count.
Continued homelessness means an increased need for mental health services, emergency medical care, emergency shelter, and interactions with law enforcement and the legal system.
Research by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (2010) and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (2017) indicates continued homelessness for 551 persons, based on length of time homeless and family structure, could annually cost this community $13.2+ million.
“Housing First, Inc. is limiting face-to-face meetings among clients and staff to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The provision of coordinated entry intakes, referrals, case management, and emergency information will continue uninterrupted by telephone and electronic communication. If you are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, please contact Housing First, Inc. at (251) 445-8016. For emergency information on COVID-19, please dial 311, contact the Mobile or Baldwin County Health Departments, or dial (888) 264-2256 for information on how to be tested. If you need immediate medical attention, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.”