CoC Responsibilities and Duties

Resources cover the range of Continuum of Care (CoC) responsibilities and duties, including CoC governance and structure, system operations and planning, designating and operating the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and designing a coordinated assessment system. These resources also address the CoC’s responsibilities for preparing and submitting the annual application to HUD for funding, and there is a section specifically for Collaborative Applicants with or seeking a designation as a Unified Funding Agency.

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Coordinated Assessment

Resources categorized under Coordinated Assessment aid in the establishment and operation of a centralized or coordinated assessment system that provides a process for conducting comprehensive assessments of housing and services needs for individuals and families. Specific resources discuss the philosophy, requirements, and models of coordinated assessment systems.

Coordinated Assessment - Models and Principles Under the CoC Program Interim Rule Video

This video provides an overview of the Coordinated Assessment requirement under the CoC Program interim rule and highlights the differences between Coordinated Assessment and Centralized Intake, or Single Point of Access.

Date Published: September 2013

Coordinated Assessment - Philosophy Under the CoC and ESG Programs Video

This video provides an overview of the philosophy behind the Coordinated Assessment requirement under the CoC and ESG programs.

Date Published: September 2013

CoC's Coordinated Assessment System Prezi

This presentation provides an overview of Coordinated Assessment System requirement under the CoC Program interim rule. The presentation explains the intent and detailed associated with this responsibility.

Date Published: September 2013

CoC Governance and Structure

Resources categorized under CoC Governance and Structure assist CoC Lead Agencies and Collaborative Applicants in the establishment and governing of the Continuum of Care. Topics include CoC responsibilities; CoC Board and CoC structure, CoC Governance Charter, and merging CoCs.

CoC Duties: Establishing and Operating a CoC Broadcast

This broadcast provides an overview of the CoC Program and priorities and introduces the next generation of HUD training and guidance.

Date Published: September 2013

Establishing the CoC Video

This video provides an overview of the process of establishing a CoC, the purpose of the CoC, and its role in HUD's homeless assistance programs.

Date Published: September 2013

CoC Governance Charter Podcast

This podcast provides an overview of CoC duties and governance charters.

Date Published: September 2013

CoC System Operations and Planning

Resources categorized under CoC System Operations and Planning address CoC planning responsibilities and operational duties.

CoC Duties: Planning and System Operation Responsibilities Broadcast

This broadcast provides an overview of the duties related to planning and system operations responsibilities, so that listeners can clearly understand what will be expected of their CoCs.

Date Published: September 2013

Designating and Operating the HMIS

Resources categorized under Designating and Operating the HMIS pertain to the CoC’s responsibilities to designate a single HMIS for the geographic area, select a HMIS Lead to manage the HMIS, and comply with HUD’s HMIS planning and participation requirements.

CoC Program: HMIS Broadcast

This broadcast provides an overview of a CoC’s responsibilities related to designating and operating an HMIS, including specific-HMIS duties assigned to the CoC and the role of the CoC versus the HMIS lead organization.

Date Published: September 2013

Designating and Operating an HMIS Video

This video provides an overview of designating and operating an HMIS under the CoC Program.

Date Published: September 2013