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Continuum of Care program

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards Homeless Assistance Program funding through what is known as the Continuum of Care (CoC) for a community. 

A Continuum of Care is a regional or local planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals, including outreach, intake and assessment, emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing.

The Boston Continuum of Care is coordinated by the Mayor's Office of Housing Supportive Housing Division, with direction from the Continuum of Care Board known as the Boston Continuum of Care Housing and Stabilization Committee and consumer groups, including BACHome and the Youth Action Board.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Boston will receive more than $38 million from the FY 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Awards. These awards will go to approximately 15 local homeless housing and service programs. These CoC grants provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness. They also provide support while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness.

The Boston CoC posted its approved CoC 2021 Consolidated Application and Priority Listing for public review. DND (now MOH), as Collaborative Applicant for the Boston CoC, submitted their final application to HUD on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Here are the links to the Consolidated Application and the Priority Listing.

HUD released the FY2021 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on August 18, 2021. The CoC application and all project renewals were due to HUD on November 16, 2021.

View the listing of the projects that the Boston CoC submitted as part of its 2021 CoC application to HUD. The list is scored and organized by project prioritization order, as detailed in the Boston CoC 2021 Competition Project Review, Rating, and Selection Criteria. 

If you would like to receive HUD CoC program updates, sign up for SNAPS Competition Information or sign up for SNAPS Program InformationWhen you subscribe, you will receive the latest news from HUD on Notices, funding, memos, and other official HUD guidance.

Meetings information

NOVEMBER 9, 2021
The Boston CoC oversight committee met on November 9, 2021 to review and approve the CoC 2021 consolidated application and priority listing. Here is a link to the meeting agenda and materials
October 18, 2021

A meeting of the Boston CoC Competition Oversight Committee was held on Monday, October 18, 2021. Agenda items included an update on new projects submitted in response to the recent Request for Proposals and a review of the CoC's proposed Reallocation, Rating and Ranking Policies for the 2021 competition. You can view the agenda and the reallocation documents.

october 7, 2021

A meeting of the CoC Housing and Stabilization Leadership Council was held on Thursday, October 7, 2021. An update on the CoC application, including information on the timeline and application process for new projects and renewal applications for new and existing CoC providers was provided. View the meeting agenda and notes.

September 30, 2021

An Optional Applicants' Conference was held on September 30, 2021 for nonprofit agencies considering new project applications under the CoC 2021 NOFO. View the agenda

September 23, 2021

A CoC Competition Oversight Committee Meeting was held on September 23, 2021. View the meeting materials.

September 9, 2021

A CoC General Membership Meeting was held on September 9, 2021. View the meeting materials.

july 1, 2021

A CoC Competition Oversight Committee Meeting was held on July 1, 2021. View the meeting materials.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

A CoC Leadership Council Meeting was held on September 23, 2019. The Council reviewed and voted to approve new projects and renewal project tiering and ranking. View the minutes and meeting materials.

AUGUST 27, 2019

A CoC Leadership Council Meeting was held on August 27, 2019. Agenda items included a review of the final new project scoring tool and the final renewal project scoring tool. View the minutes and meeting materials.

AUGUST 14, 2019

The Boston CoC, in conjunction with Casa Myrna Vazquez and Technical Assistance Collaborative, hosted a session focused on requirements and best practices for serving survivors of domestic violence. This session was mandatory for agencies that receive CoC or ESG funding. View the training materials.

AUGUST 1, 2019

A CoC Leadership Council Meeting was held on August 1, 2019. Agenda items included a review of the FY19 proposed CoC Reallocation and Project Prioritization Policy and a discussion of the FY19 renewal project scoring tool. View the minutes and meeting materials. 

JULY 29, 2019

A CoC General Membership Meeting was held on July 29, 2019. Agenda items included a review of new and renewal application deadlines and proposed project scoring and ranking. View the minutes and meeting materials.

Boston Housing Assistance Network Providers

  • BayCove
  • Boston EMS
  • Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Boston Rescue Mission
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Casa Myrna Vazquez
  • College Bound Dorchester
  • Eliot Human Services
  • Elizabeth Stone House
  • FamilyAid Boston
  • Home for Little Wanderers
  • HomeStart
  • Justice Resource Institute
  • Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance
  • Metro Housing | Boston
  • New England Center and Home for Veterans
  • Pine Street Inn
  • St. Francis House
  • US Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Volunteers of America
  • Victory Programs
  • Women's Lunch Place


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