North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

North Carolina Balance of State Continuum of Care

The Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoS CoC) was created in 2005 in order to help rural communities apply for Continuum of Care funding from HUD. CoC funding serves homeless populations through permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, rapid re-housing, supportive services, and HMIS projects, and is accessed through an annual application process. For more information on the CoC application, please visit our webpages for the current CoC application and for prospective BoS grantees
The BoS is one of twelve CoCs in North Carolina, representing 79 out of 100 counties in the state. For more information on CoCs in North Carolina, please visit our CoC webpage.

The following counties are part of the Balance of State:

Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cherokee, Chowan, Clay, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Graham, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Macon, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Tyrell, Union, Vance, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilson, Yadkin

Regional Committees

Because the Balance of State is the largest geographic CoC in the North Carolina, representing 79 out of 100 counties, it is organized into Regional Committees that coordinate local work and planning. Each Regional Committee is represented by a Regional Lead, who organizes local meetings and sits on the Balance of State Steering Committee. You may view the Regional Committees on this map. More information is available on the Regional Committee webpage.

Balance of State Resources

NC Balance of State Governance & Particpation Documents
Governance Charter The governance charter for the NC Balance of State CoC, initially adopted August 6, 2013 and most recently updated November 7, 2017. view pdf
Roles and Responsibilities Explains the structure, purpose, and responsibilites of the BoS and its committees. view pdf
Steering Committee Member Orientation Gives an overview of CoC governance and requirements, and NC BoS CoC structure and priorities. view webinar recording
Steering Committee Roster Contact information for the Steering Committee Members Steering Committee Roster
Steering Committee Member Handbook Gives an overview of CoC governance and requirements,, NC BoS CoC structure and priorities, CoC and ESG funding, and tracking data. view pdf
BoS Organizational Chart Displays the organization of the BoS committees. view pdf
Participation Checklist & Due Dates Lists tasks and due dates for all BoS participants. view pdf
Participation Form All participants in the BoS must fill out this form. Regional Leads can download it to share with their committee members or the form may be filled out online.
CoC Action Plan In 2012, the BoS completed the CoC Check-Up, a process designed by HUD to help CoCs determine the degree to which they are prepared for HEARTH implementation. The final step in the check-up process was the development of the CoC Action Plan, which lays out action steps to help improve the BoS' capacity, performance, and infrastructure. download Excel file
Coordinated Assessment Toolkit This toolkit includes materials for planning and implementation of coordinated assessment in Regional Committees. view pdf
NC Balance of State CoC Policies
Written Standards The BoS has developed written standards to provide guidance on how programs can operate to have the best chance of ending homelessness. The Steering Committee approved the written standards on September 6, 2016.

Street Outreach Standards

ES Standards

TH Standards
Prevention/ RHH Standards
PSH Standards
CA Standards
Follow-Up Policy for RRH This document outlines the CoC's policy for routine follow-up with rapid re-housing participants after program exit. The policy was approved by the Steering Committee on January 16, 2014. view pdf
HMIS License Allocation Policy This document outlines the CoC's policy for allocating HMIS licenses for fiscal year 2013-2014. This policy was first approved in February 2014 and was updated in 2016. view pdf
Anti-Discrimination Policy This document outlines the CoC's policy for Anti-discrimination. To provide all individuals and families equal access to necessary housing and services, the NC BoS CoC has adopted these policies and procedures to ensure no one seeking services from the CoC is discriminated against.  view PDF
VAWA Emergency Transfer Plan In accordance with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), all housing providers in the NC BoS CoC must allow tenants who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to request an emergency transfer from the tenant’s current unit to another unit. view PDF
Background Information
What Is a Continuum of Care? Guide to the history, structure, and purpose of the Continuum of Care system. view pdf
"Balance of State 101" Recording & Presentation Audio recording and PowerPoint presentation from the Balance of State 101 conference call.  The call provides an overview of the BoS, its role and function, and the responsibilities of its members.
Rural CoC Information
Rural CoC Guidebook HUD guidebook for rural Continuums of Care. view pdf
Critical Success Factors for Rural CoCs Brief from the National Alliance to End Homelessness describing 5 key elements of success. view pdf
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