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.  

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2015 HUD Continuum of Care Program Competition

March 2016--HUD CoC Program Grant Awards

On March 8, 2016, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the Tier 1 awards of the 2015 HUD CoC Program Competition.  Our community was awarded a total of $6,963,383 during this first round of funding pronouncements.  Twenty-one grant requests submitted by the Fairfax-Falls Church Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness were approved for funding.  Eighteen of these grants are renewals that will allow non-profits and county agencies to continue to provide Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) to formerly homeless families and single adults.  Two new projects were also awarded funding, one will provide additional PSH for families and singles and the other will provide Rapid Rehousing to transitioning age youth between the ages of 18-24, both parents with children and single adults.  These projects were created from reallocated CoC Program funding.  In addition, our community was awarded a planning grant to continue advancing and implementing HUD CoC Program requirements.  HUD has indicated that the announcement on Tier 2 awards will be made in the spring.  Our CoC is awaiting decision on nine grant applications, six renewals and three new projects, for a total of an additional $2,435,846 in funding.

CoC grants support a variety of programs nationally 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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