The CoC cultivates and creates partnerships to collectively impact effective and efficient community solutions for those experiencing homelessness.
WHAT IS A
CONTINUUM OF CARE
The Continuum of Care (CoC) is the collective networks, institutions, and organizations that provide housing and services to people who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness.
Federally mandated goals of the CoC include:
- Promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness;
- Provide funding for efforts to quickly re-house individuals and families who are homeless, which minimizes the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness;
- Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs;
- Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
The technical name for our local Continuum of Care is TX-601 Fort Worth/Arlington/Tarrant County. The CoC is governed by a board composed of community members invested in the issue of homelessness. Click here to learn more about who is on the CoC Board.
The Homeless Coalition is designated to carry out the activities of the CoC Board, including fiscal and compliance activities; tasks may include management of the annual HUD application, coordination of other funding opportunities, project and system monitoring, meeting management, and other duties.
The Homeless Coalition is designated by the CoC Board to be the entity that submits the collaborative funding application to HUD for homeless assistance programs. In 2022, as the Collaborative Applicant, the Homeless Coalition secured over $18 million in funding for our community.
The Homeless Coalition manages the CoC’s data in the Homeless Management Information System. HMIS allows our community to record, track, and report results of individual agency accomplishments, as well as measure how the entire community is performing.