U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $4,117,066 in FY 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Awards to support 13 grants for homeless response services in Wake County CoC.
This announcement means a 22% increase of $754,661 in CoC Program funding from last years.
The purpose of the Wake Continuum of Care (CoC) is to create a collaborative, inclusive, community-based process and approach to plan for and manage homeless assistance resources and programs effectively and efficiently to end homelessness.
The Wake County CoC plans, develops, and implements comprehensive and coordinated strategies across funding sources and systems to address homelessness in Raleigh/Wake County.
The vision of the Wake County CoC is to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and one-time. We will achieve this vision through our shared values and actions.
Equity and Justice:
Leadership by People with Lived Experience:
We are accountable to people experiencing homelessness and ensure there are meaningful and accessible ways to participate in shaping decisions.
We believe in being transparent with people experiencing homelessness and our community.
What is a continuum of care?
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:
The Role of
to End and Prevent Homelessness
As the Collaborative Applicant, the Partnership is designated by the CoC Board to be the entity that submits the collaborative funding application to HUD for homeless assistance programs. In (2018), as the Collaborative Applicant, the Partnership secured over ($3 million) in funding for our community.
As the HMIS Administrator, the Partnership manages the Continuum’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.
Coordinated Access System
As the Coordinated Access System (CAS) Lead, the Partnership is committed to creating and promoting a system that is fair and equitable for everyone entering the homeless response system. The CAS will rapidly identify, assess, prioritize, refer, and connect them to housing and services for which they qualify based on their needs.