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
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. 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 revised November 5, 2015.||view pdf|
|Roles and Responsibilities||Explains the structure, purpose, and responsibilites of the BoS and its committees.||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|
|Chronically Homeless Prioritization Policy for PSH||This document outlines the CoC's policy for prioritizing permanent supportive housing beds for chronically homeless persons. The policy was updated by the Steering Committee on September 2, 2014.||view pdf|
|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 May 2014.||view pdf|
|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|