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Our History

The Continuum is a consortium of organizations and individuals dedicated towards the mission to reduce homelessness, promote affordable housing for persons with special needs by coordinating services, provide specialized support services to individuals using housing services, and provide specialized support services and consultation to agencies providing housing services. In addition, further opportunities for the innovative delivery of housing and supportive services in both the public and private sectors. The Continuum will engage in all lawful activities in furtherance of or incidental to the foregoing purposes.

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A Continuum of Care (CoC) is a regional or local planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals. According to HUD, a CoC is “a community plan to organize and deliver housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are homeless as they move to stable housing and maximize self-sufficiency. It includes action steps to end homelessness and prevent a return to homelessness.” It is designed to promote the following: Communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; Funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and state and local governments to quickly re- house homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; Access to mainstream programs (employment, benefits, behavioral healthcare, etc.) by homeless individuals and families; and Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.