Continuum of Care (CoC) Program

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


       2020 ESG Desk Guide 2021
       2020 ESG CPD Notice 20-08 Waivers and Alt. Requirements
       2020 ESG CV2 RFA Timeline
       2020 ESG CV2 New Applicant Threshold
       2020 ESG CV2 Q&A Report
       2020-2021 Program Competition Timeline for NC 509   
       NC 509 ESG Program – Annual Funding Competition Threshold Requirements
       FY20 ESG-RFA Timeline
       FY20 EST-Threshold
       FY20 ESG RFA Announcement
       FY20 ESG Public Notification
       FY20 ESG Fair Share Explainer
       Request for Proposal (RFP) HOPWA CARES Act Funds    
       NC ESG CV1 Timeline       
       GLC-CoC NC ESG-CV1 Funding Opportunities       
       NC COVID-19 Resources for Renters Facing Eviction (English) (Español)
       Notice of 2020 ESG-CV Funding Availability, RFA Webinar and Application
       CARE Plan Information       
       NC 2-1-1 COVID-19 Assistance
       HealthNet Gaston Code of Conduct
       2020 ESG Request for Application
       2020 ESG Timeline
       2020 ESG Threshold
       Point In Time (PIT) Highlights
       Request for Proposals NC-509 Lead Agency
       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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