Continuum of Care
A ‘‘Continuum of Care’’ is a geographically based entity that carries out the planning and local funding priority responsibilities of the HUD Continuum of Care Program. The Continuum of Care seeks to encompass all organizations providing housing and services to persons experiencing homelessness and representing the interests of those individuals and families. Through its organizational structure and governing council, the Continuum of Care designates certain ‘‘project applicants’’ as the entities responsible for carrying out the projects identified by the Continuum through its planning responsibilities. Each year, HUD awards CoC Program funding competitively to eligible project applicants, which can be nonprofit organizations, States, and/or units of general purpose local governments, collectively known as recipients. In turn, recipients may contract or subgrant with other organizations or government entities, known as subrecipients, to carry out the grant’s day-to-day program operations. The CoC also designates one entity to be a ‘‘collaborative applicant.’’ The collaborative applicant is the only entity that can submit a CoC application to HUD on behalf of the Continuum.
For more information on the continuum of care program, visit https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/coc/
Purpose of the CoC
The CoC plans, develops and implements comprehensive and coordinated strategies to address homelessness in Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper Counties in South Carolina.
Responsibilities of the CoC
Conduct planning activities for the CoC, including setting strategic priorities
Operate a Coordinated Entry System (CES)
Conduct the HUD-required Point in Time Count
Establish and follow written standards for providing assistance with HUD funds.