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Last updated: 9/17/19

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.

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To inquire about joining the Boston Continuum of Care or to sign up for the CoC listserv, email allison.singer@boston.gov

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Important information for Continuum of Care members

HUD has released the FY2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability and other important information for electronic application submission for the CoC Program Competition.

For more information, please read the Notice.

Latest updates

Attention Boston CoC and interested parties:

HUD released the FY2019 Continuum of Care NOFA on July 3, 2019. The CoC application and all project renewals are due to HUD on September 30, 2019.

View the listing of the projects here that the Boston CoC intends to submit as part of its 2019 Continuum of Care application to HUD. This list is alphabetized, scored and organized by the project prioritization order as detailed in the Boston CoC 2019 Competition Project Review, Rating and Selection Criteria. Project budgets are still being finalized for new and reallocation projects; notification of project tiers will be publicly posted once all project budgets are finalized.

    Meetings information

    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 here.

    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 here.

    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 here. 

    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 here.

    Boston CoC 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
    • Eliot Human Services
    • HEARTH
    • HomeStart
    • 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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