The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to support communitywide response to the charge to end homelessness. The program quickly re-houses homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation they have experienced; promotes access to mainstream resources and programs; and works towards self-sufficiency opportunities. If you would like additional information about the CoC program, you may email IHFA’s Homeless Programs Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To prepare for the funding renewal application for the CoC program, the annual project ranking and prioritization process must be initiated. This process requires all CoC subrecipients within Idaho’s Balance of State Continuum of Care to complete a grant renewal application should they desire to continue receiving federal support for their project. The application must be completed and returned to IHFA to be included in the scoring process. Deadlines and due dates are listed in individualized notifications. The ranking and review process involves the establishment of a review panel. The Independent Review Panel (IRP) is made up of volunteers not associated with an agency or project funded by the Continuum of Care program. Those interested in being an IRP panelist may express their interest by sending an email to email@example.com. Once applications are scored by the IRP, the Idaho Homelessness Coordination Committee (IHCC) will vote on project ranking priorities based on project and housing component type. IHCC meeting minutes are open to the public upon request. A homelessness and housing coalition exists within each region of the state. Coalitions from regions one (1) through six (6) appoint one individual to act as a representative for the region on the IHCC Board. Those who desire to have their preferences and personal priorities heard by the IHCC may present them to their regional representative.
CoC Competition Documents
Idaho Housing and Finance Association serves as the Collaborative Applicant for Idaho’s Balance of State Continuum of Care, and submits annually all required CoC application documents. These application documents were submitted to HUD for consideration on September 13, 2016. These documents have been included in the links below for your reference:
- FY 2016 CoC Application
- FY 2016 Project Priority Listing
- 2016 Reallocation-New-Bonus Application (Fillable Form)
- 2016 Renewal Application (Fillable Form)
- HMIS Data Form