Continuums of Care
In order to coordinate activities to meet the needs of individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness and to apply for federal funds, community partners come together to form a Continuum of Care (CoC).
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Definition of Continuum of Care:
North Carolina has 12 Continuums of Care:
- Asheville/Buncombe County
- Chapel Hill/Orange County
- Charlotte/Mecklenburg County
- Durham City/Durham County
- Fayetteville/Cumberland County
- Gastonia/Cleveland/Gaston/Lincoln Counties
- Greensboro/High Point/Guilford County
- Northwest NC
- Raleigh/Wake County
- Wilmington/Brunswick/New Hanover/Pender Counties
- Winston-Salem-Forsyth County
- North Carolina Balance of State
CoC Applications and Awards
Homeless assistance providers apply through their Continuum of Care for HUD funding for transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, supportive services, and HMIS projects.
In North Carolina, the structure of CoCs varies amongst our communities. Some cities and counties assign staff to assist the CoC, while other communities ask organizations to volunteer their time.
View the most recent list of North Carolina's CoC lead contacts (updated 9/30/15)
More Resources on Understanding Continuums of Care: