Continuum of Care Program
Kings/Tulare homeless alliance
The Kings/Tulare Homeless Alliance is the designated Continuum of Care Program which is a community-based, long range plan that addresses the needs of the homeless in order to help them reach maximum self-sufficiency. The Continuum of Care is developed through collaboration with a broad cross section of the community and based on a thorough assessment of homeless needs and resources. The Continuum of Care is recommended by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a comprehensive and strategic approach to addressing homelessness.
HUD Defines the 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 and then move to stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency. It includes action steps to end homelessness and prevent a return to homelessness.”
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act:
These programs administered by HUD that award funds on a competitive basis require the development of a Continuum of Care in the community where assistance is being sought. A continuum of care system is deigned to address the critical problem of homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a system to address those needs. The approach is predicated on the understanding that homelessness is not caused merely by lack of shelter, but involves a variety of underlying, unmet needs: physical, economic and social.
- FY2017 NOFA Continuum of Care (CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability
- FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: e-snaps is Now Available