Continuum of Care (COC), funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), funds projects to help house people who are experiencing homelessness. Housing Connect utilizes these funds to provide housing for chronically homeless individuals and families. To qualify, the head of household must have been homeless for an entire year (at one time or across four episodes) and have a disabling condition.
All COC housing resources must utilize the Coordinated Entry System, and therefore cannot be applied for directly. Homeless outreach workers or Resource Center staff may help you obtain assistance through this funding.
Funding for COC Permanent Supportive Housing is limited and households are prioritized by vulnerability. An outreach worker or Resource Center staff member can help assess needs and likelihood of receiving housing assistance.
In the past, waitlists have been used for COC housing resources, but are no longer in place. All referrals for housing assistance come through the Coordinated Entry Process which can be accessed by outreach workers or Resource Center staff.
All COC projects operated by Housing Connect are permanent. This means that as long as you qualify—and we have funding—we can continue to serve you and help you maintain stable housing.
Housing Connect provides project-based and tenant-based assistance.
Project-based assistance is tied to a specific apartment community and the assistance must remain at that location.
Tenant-based assistance allows a participant to find a suitable unit in the community and may allow the participant to move with continued assistance.