Continuum of Care (CoC) Program


New Tenant-Based Rental Assistance and Security Deposit Program

NC 211 Information

WCNC: Gaston County Leaders Address Homelessness 

Homelessness is a mirror. It reflects many things — including our nation’s living history of racism. But ending homelessness would reveal something else that is also true.  We can create a future where a place to call home is within reach for all — and the impact of racism is truly a thing of the past.

February 9, 2021

Watch this video to learn more about the intersection of racism and homelessness.

 Design by Eido 

Watch this video from the National Racial Equity Working Group to learn more about the intersection of racism and homelessness.

Our decisions created this crisis. We have the power to create something new. Something just. 

National Racial Equity Working Group

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.

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.














It is the mission of the Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care (GLC-CoC) to provide a framework to break the cycle of homelessness. It is also our vision that the community is aware of and working towards reducing poverty and ending homelessness.   Becoming a member of the GLC-CoC will aid in the mission by providing a network of collaborative partners that are doing the work towards these efforts. In order to become a member, one would have to submit an application, individually or for your organization to the membership committee outlining their relevance within the community towards these efforts. The application form will allow us to determine how our communities can work together to reduce poverty and work to end homelessness.

Click HERE for Membership Application

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



       2021 HUD CoC NOFO Timeline
       2021 HUD CoC NOFO Threshold
       2021 COC Competition Announcement
       2021  CoC  Application: New Project Application
       2021 CoC Application:  Renewal Application
       2021 ESG Threshold
       2021 ESG Timeline
       2021 ESG-RFA Timeline
       2021 ESG Public Notification
       2021 ESG Fair Share Explainer
       NC COVID-19 Resources for Renters Facing Eviction (English) (Español)
       CARE Plan Information       
       NC 2-1-1 COVID-19 Assistance
       HealthNet Gaston Code of Conduct
       FY2020 NOFA and ESG       
       FY2019 NOFA and ESG
       FY2018 NOFA and ESG
      FY2017 NOFA and ESG
      FY2016 NOFA and ESG
       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
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
Steffi Travis
Continuum of Care Coordinator
HealthNet Gaston
200 E. 2nd Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28052
Office (704) 874-1941


Local Contact – LINCOLN COUNTY
Kathy Vinzant
Executive Director
United Way of Lincoln County
PO Box 234
Lincolnton, NC 28093
Office (704) 732-8055
Cell 7(04) 576-6153

Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care
Offices for Community Services are located in the Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the second floor.
Contact Information:
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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