Local Continuum of Cares (CoCs)
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The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a planning process implemented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1994. As one of the largest sources of federal funding for programs that address the needs of people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, HUD recognized the need for a more coordinated, collaborative, and community-driven approach to allocating resources to communities. The Continuum of Care process is the process by which communities identify local needs, develop strategies, and submit a single application to HUD for funding for programs designed to meet the needs in the community.
South Carolina has 4 Continuums of Care:
- ⋅Eastern Carolina Homelessness Organization
- ⋅Lowcounty Homeless Coalition
- ⋅Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless
- ⋅United Housing Connections
In their role as the Continuum of Care for their region, these organizations carries out the following activities:
- Promote integrated, community-wide strategies and plans to prevent and end homelessness
- Provide coordination among the numerous local organizations and initiatives that serve the homeless population
- Manage the CoC’s single, comprehensive grant application to HUD for McKinney-Vento funding which includes Continuum of Care funds and State Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds
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