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 designed 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.

Previous Years' CoC NOFA Archives

2016 HUD NOFA materials
2015 HUD NOFA materials