Date Published: June 2016Print ShareThis
This CoC Program Interim Rule Amendment to § 578.51(c) amends the CoC Program interim rule. The Continuum of Care (CoC) program is designed to address the critical problem of homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a system of housing and services to address those needs.
The Amendment allows individuals and families to choose housing outside of a CoC's geographic area, subject to certain conditions, and to retain the tenant-based rental assistance under the CoC program. In addition to allowing individuals and families to choose housing outside of the CoC's geographic area, this amendment exempts recipients and subrecipients from compliance with all nonstatutory regulations when a program participant moves to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. This relaxation of conditions is consistent with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, directing greater protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
The amendment to the CoC Program interim rule went into effect on July 14, 2016 and was open for comment until August 15, 2016 on the Federal Register page on the CoC Program Interim Rule.
An updated version of the CoC Program interim rule was published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2017. The updated version incorporates changes made in this amendment.