Continuum of Care Program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program provides significant financial resources to communities throughout the country as well as mandating procedures and policies for implementing a local housing crisis response system. Notices regarding the CoC Program competition and Fairfax County's Collaborative Application (our community's request for funds) are available here.

2016 HUD Continuum of Care Program Competition

HUD has released the 2016 CoC Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).  Nationally, $1.9 billion dollars are available for homeless assistance.  Our CoC will be submitting a Collaborative Application which contains individual project applications as well as a report on the work and progress of our local homeless services delivery system.  The application is due to HUD on September 14, 2016.

For a summary of important information included in the NOFA see: 2016 HUD CoC Program Competition

The entire NOFA can be accessed at: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

New Funding Available: 

The 2016 CoC Program competition includes the possibility of applying for a Permanent Housing Bonus.  This remains an important resource for our homeless services delivery system.  Our CoC is able to apply for $414,000; this is an approximate amount which will be finalized when HUD releases each CoCs' Final Pro Rata Need.  The Permanent Housing Bonus funding can be utilized to create one of the following two new project types: Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) serving 100% chronically homeless individuals and/or families or Rapid Rehousing (RRH) serving individuals and/or families coming directly from the streets or emergency shelter, as well as persons fleeing domestic violence situations.  The CoC Committee will meet to select a project to apply for the Permanent Housing Bonus funding.

For details about applying for the Permanent Housing Bonus see: 2016 Competition: Permanent Housing Bonus Funding

For additional information contact Julie Maltzman at

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 2015 HUD CoC Program Grant Awards   

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the awards of the 2015 HUD CoC Program Competition.  Our community was awarded a total of $8,373,285.00 during this first round of funding pronouncements.  Twenty-five grant requests submitted by the Fairfax-Falls Church Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness were approved for funding. Nineteen of these grants are renewals that will allow non-profits and county agencies to continue to provide Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) to formally homeless families and single adults.  Five new projects were also awarded funding, one will provide additional PSH for families and singles, two others will provide PSH to singles, one will provide Rapid Rehousing (RRH) to families and singles targeting those fleeing domestic violence and the other will provide RRH to transitiong age youth between the ages of 18-24, both parents with children and single adults.  These projects were created from reallocated CoC Program funding as well as bonus funding.  In addition, our community was awarded a planning grant to continue advancing and implementing HUD CoC Program requirements.

Nationwide, CoC grants support a variety of programs including street outreach, community-wide planning and system coordination, and direct housing assistance to individuals and families with children who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness.  Locally, the CoC has funded permanent supportive housing and transitional housing programs since 1991. 

2015 HUD CoC Program Competition


Review past Continuum of Care Program Competiton information.

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