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Establishing and Operating a CoC

Date Published: November 2012


This user guide provides an overview of how to establish and operate a CoC, focusing on CoC governance and responsibilities. At its simplest, a Continuum of Care is established by representatives of relevant organizations within a geographic area to carry out the responsibilities set forth in the CoC Program interim rule.

Resource Links


  • CoC: Continuum of Care Program

Resource Approver:

  • HUD Approved

Author Organization:

  • HUD


  • Homelessness Prevention and Assistance
    • Staffing Expertise and Staffing Levels
  • Planning and Coordination
    • CoC Planning Process