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Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH): Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Interim Rule

Abstract

This interim rule focuses on regulatory implementation of the new Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, including the Continuum of Care planning process. The existing homeless assistance programs that comprise the Continuum of Care program are the following: the Supportive Housing program, the Shelter Plus Care program, and the Moderate Rehabilitation/Single Room Occupancy (SRO) program. This rule establishes the regulations for the Continuum of Care program, and, through the establishment of such regulations, the funding made available for the Continuum of Care program in the statute appropriating Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 funding for HUD can more quickly be disbursed, consistent with the HEARTH Act requirements, and avoid any disruption in current Continuum of Care activities.

The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates three of the separate homeless assistance programs administered by HUD under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into a single grant program, and revises the Emergency Shelter Grants program and renames it the Emergency Solutions Grants program. The HEARTH Act also codifies into law the Continuum of Care planning process, a longstanding part of HUD’s application process to assist homeless persons by providing greater coordination in responding to their needs. The HEARTH Act also directs HUD to promulgate regulations for these new programs and processes.

The interim regulation was published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2022 and will be effective August 30, 2012. Interested parties can submit comments to www.regulations.gov. The public comment period will close on October 1, 2012.

The final Homeless Definition is in effect for administration of the CoC Program interim rule.

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Resource Title
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH): Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Interim Rule
Product Developer
HUD
Product Type
Regulations and Legislation
Date Published
July 2012
Author/ Organization
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Program
Continuum of Care Program (CoC) - HEARTH
E-System
None
Topic(s)
Program Regulations/Requirements
Keywords
HEARTH
HUD regulations