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Last updated: 9/18/18

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 FY2018 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

DND hosted a Boston CoC Leadership Council meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 26 Court Street, Boston, MA. The agenda, minutes, and meeting materials are available online.

The agenda included 

  • a final listing of new and renewal projects and amounts
  • an overview of the fall work plan, and
  • a vote to approve the projects that will be included in the FY2018 Continuum of Care application.

Attention Boston CoC and interested parties:

The Boston CoC has posted the HUD / CoC 2018 Consolidated Application and Project Priority Listing. 

View the CoC Consolidated Application.

View the FY18 Project Priority Listing.

Boston will submit the 2018 CoC Consolidated Application to HUD by September 18, 2018.

 

    Meetings information

    August 8, 2018

    A CoC Leadership Council meeting was held on August 8, 2018. View the August 8 agenda, minutes, and meeting materials.

    July 30, 2018

    A CoC General Membership meeting was held on July 30, 2018. View the July 30 agenda, minutes, and meeting materials.

    July 11, 2018

    A CoC Leadership Council meeting was held on July 11.
    View the July 11 agenda, minutes, and meeting materials.

    June 25, 2018

    A CoC General Membership meeting was held on June 25.
    View the June 25 agenda, minutes, and meeting materials.

    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.
    View the CoC Meeting Notes from July 18, 2016.

    Boston CoC Network Providers

    • BayCove
    • Boston Housing Authority
    • Boston Public Health Commission
    • Boston Rescue Mission
    • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
    • Casa Myrna
    • Eliot Human Services
    • FamilyAid
    • HEARTH
    • Heading Home
    • HomeStart
    • Kit Clark Senior Services
    • Metro Housing | Boston
    • Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance
    • New England Center and Home for Veterans
    • Pine Street Inn
    • Project Hope
    • St. Francis House
    • VA Boston
    • Victory Programs