Continuum of Care (CoC) Program

GASTON LINCOLN CLEVELAND CONTINUUM OF CARE (CoC) – ENDING HOMELESSNESS
The Gaston Lincoln Cleveland Continuum of Care (CoC) is a regional tri-county collaboration of local government, nonprofit and community organizations designed to promote community-wide commitment to identify and address issues related to homelessness. The fundamental mission is to aid homeless individuals and families by providing access to available services and resources that lead to long-term permanent housing and self-sufficiency.

RESOURCES
Want to learn more about the Continuum of Care Program?

Continuum of Care                          HUD Exchange, an informational and educational webpage provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has a Continuum of Care Resource Page that offers training materials and resources, news and announcements, program reports, mailing list, and more! 
COC Toolkit The Continuum of Care Toolkit provides resources and guidance to assist Continuum of Care (CoC) Lead Agencies, CoC Collaborative Applicants, and grant recipients and subrecipients to meet the specific requirements for which they are responsible.
Training Videos            
2-1-1 Referral Offered through the United Way of Gaston County and available 24 hours a day, the Gaston County 2-1-1 Information Referral Service offers confidential referrals to persons in need of various services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Gaston Lincoln Cleveland Continuum of Care participates in Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding opportunities. Participating service provider member agencies apply through their Continuum of Care. Categories of funding include transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, supportive services, and HMIS projects.

Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
Annually the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers a competitive grant award, Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) FY 2018 Continuum of Care Competition Resources and Updates.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
The Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG), is issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and administered by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS). The Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) provides funding to:
     •   Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters
     •   Provide essential services to shelter residents
     •   Re-house homeless individuals and families
     •   Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ARCHIVES

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
FY 2018 Collaborative Application Draft Public Review
FY 2018 Priority Listing
NC-509 Ranking and Funding Requests for FY18 Federal NOFA
2018 COC Program Competition Timeline
2018 COC Collaborative Application
2018 COC Program NOFA
2018 COC Advertisement NOFA Funding Availability
2018 NOFA Threshold Draft
       2018 ESG Announcement
       2018 ESG RFA Timeline
       2018 ESG Threshold
ARCHIVES:
FY2017 NOFA and ESG
FY2016 NOFA and ESG
WRITTEN STANDARDS AND POLICIES:
       NC-509 Final Coordinated Entry Policy and Procedures
       NC-509 Emergency Shelter Written Standards format fix
       NC-509 Emergency Shelter Written Standards
       NC-509 HP-RRH Written Standards
       NC-509 PSH Written Standards
       NC-509 Transitional Housing Written Standards
       G-L-C CoC VAWA Policy Advisory Final

CONNECT WITH THE CONTINUUM OF CARE - CONTACT

The most effective way to have a greater community impact upon homelessness is through diverse public dialogue and advocacy. It all starts with involvement. Join us in this effort, and contact a representative today!

Local Contact – GASTON COUNTY
Teresa Jacobs
Continuum of Care Coordinator
United Way of Gaston County
PO Box 2597
200 East Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28053-2597
Office 704 864-4554 extension 108
email: tjacobs@unitedwaygaston.org    
Web: http://unitedwaygaston.org/          
Local Contact – LINCOLN COUNTY
Kathy Vinzant
Executive Director
United Way of Lincoln County
PO Box 234
Lincolnton, NC 28093
Office 704 732-8055
Cell 704 576-6153
Email: uwlincolnco@bellsouth.net    
Web: www.uwlincolncountync.org         

Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care

Offices for Housing and Neighborhood Services are located in the Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the second floor.
 
Contact Information:
HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
704.866.6752 (office)
704.866.6067 (fax)
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