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  Community Initiatives > Balance of State Continuum of Care


The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and encourage state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness. In addition, the CoC promotes access to end and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  The Missouri Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC) includes 101 counties of Missouri. The BoS CoC is governed by the Governance Charter established June 14, 2017. MHDC serves as the Collaborative Applicant for the BoS CoC.

Purpose of the CoC and CoC Board:

The Missouri BoS CoC is the planning body that coordinates the community’s policies, strategies, and activities toward ending homelessness for 101 counties of the Balance of State of Missouri. Its work includes gathering and analyzing information in order to determine the local needs of people experiencing homelessness, implementing strategic responses, educating the community on homeless issues, providing advice and input on the operations of homeless services, and measuring project and system level CoC performance. The Board establishes the process for applying, reviewing and prioritizing project applications for funding in the annual HUD Homeless Assistance CoC Grants competition.

Responsibilities of the CoC:

The Missouri Balance of State CoC and BoS CoC Board Responsibilities include the following activities: Operating a Continuum of Care, CoC Planning, Designating and Operating a HMIS, and Preparing Applications for CoC funds, per the Continuum of Care/HEARTH Interim Rule 24 CFR 578. These responsibilities may be delegated for oversight and administration to the Missouri BoS Collaborative Applicant, Missouri BoS HMIS Lead, and/or Missouri BoS CoC staff.



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