North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

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:

"The Continuum of Care is a community plan to organize and deliver housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are homeless as they move to stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency. It includes action steps to end homelessness and prevent a return to homelessness."

North Carolina has 12 Continuums of Care:


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. 

Contact Information

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.
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