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Last updated: 9/13/17

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 Neighborhood Development Supportive Housing Division, with direction from the Continuum of Care Board known as the Boston Continuum of Care Leadership Council.

Important information for Continuum of Care members

HUD has released The Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Opportunity to Register and Other Important Information for Electronic Application Submission for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition.

For more information, please read the Notice.

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Attention Boston CoC and interested parties:

HUD released the 2017 Continuum of Care NOFA on July 14. The CoC application and all project renewals are due to HUD on September 28, 2017.  

In an effort to put forth the most competitive application possible, DND will host a Boston CoC General Membership meeting on Wednesday, August 9, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at 26 Court Street, Boston, in the Winter Chambers.

The agenda will include

  • a NOFA overview
  • information on Permanent Housing Bonus and Reallocation opportunities, and
  • an update on tiering and the project scoring methodology.

You can find the NOFA and other related information on the HUD 2017 Competition page.

RFP for New Permanent Housing Bonus and Reallocation through CoC Program

The Request for Proposals for those seeking to apply for new permanent housing bonus or reallocation projects under HUD's 2017 Continuum of Care competition has been posted to the City of Boston's procurement supplier portal.  You may also obtain a copy by visiting DND's Bid Counter, 26 Court Street, 10th floor. Please see Request for Proposals for application requirements, including details on the mandatory Applicants' Conference scheduled for August 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM.

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Meetings information

September 7, 2017

A Leadership Council meeting was held on September 7. View the September 7 agenda, minutes, and meeting materials. This includes a listing of projects that will be included in the Continuum of Care application.

August 16, 2017

A Leadership Council meeting was held on August 16. View the August 16 agenda and related materials and the August 16 meeting minutes.

August 9, 2017

A general membership meeting was held on August 9, 2017. View the August 9 meeting materials and the August 9 meeting minutes.

July 26, 2017

A Leadership Council meeting was held on July 26, 2017. View the July 26 agenda and materials and the July 26 minutes.

May 24, 2017

A Leadership Council meeting was held on May 24, 2017. Download the May 24 agenda.

May 31, 2017

A General Membership meeting was held a meeting on May 31, 2017. Download the May 31 meeting minutes.

July 29, 2016

The Continuum of Care Leadership Council held a meeting on July 29. Download the July 29 meeting minutes.

A Continuum of Care Board meeting was also held on July 29 at 3 p.m. in the Bill Buckley room of Neighborhood Development. The Board voted to approve the Continuum of Care Reallocation Policy and the Continuum of Care Project review, rating, and Selection Criteria. View the MA-500 Boston CoC Board Vote and Minutes.

July 18, 2016

A Continuum of Care team meeting was held on Monday, July 18, at 3 p.m. in the Winter Chambers of Neighborhood Development. The agenda was as follows: 

  • NOFA Overview 
  • Timelines 
  • Renewal process /esnaps 
  • RFP for PH Bonus and Reallocation 
  • Potential Reallocation Strategies 
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 / rating and ranking

View the CoC Meeting Notes from July 18, 2016.

Boston CoC Network Providers

  • BayCove
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Boston Rescue Mission
  • Eliot Human Services
  • HEARTH
  • HomeStart
  • Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
  • Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance
  • New England Center for Homeless Veterans
  • Pine Street Inn
  • St. Francis House
  • VA Boston