About the Continuum of Care Program (Coc)
Each year 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness. On any given night, 730,000 people are homeless in the HUD Homeless Support Service Network. There are 770,000 homeless children enrolled in the nation’s public schools systems…
Children make up 23% of people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the HUD Homeless Support Service Network… The CoC Program provides rental assistance for hard-to-serve homeless persons with disabilities in connection with supportive services funded from sources outside the program.
CoC is a program designed to provide housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless persons with disabilities, (primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases) and their families who are living in places not intended for human habitation (e.g., streets) or in emergency shelters.
The program allows for a variety of housing choices, and a range of supportive services funded by other sources, in response to the needs of the hard-to-reach homeless population with disabilities.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE...
If you are homeless or need assistance for someone who is presently homeless, please contact:
Ms. Teresa Allen