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Resources by Audience: Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator

While CoC administrators often focus on development of the annual CoC application and systems-level planning and coordination, they need to know a little bit about aspects of homeless assistance effectively manage CoC activities. Areas of interest include such diverse topics as homeless prevention, housing development and operations, accessing mainstream housing and services, grant administration, and more.

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Topics for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator

Accessing Mainstream Housing Definition
Accessing Mainstream Services and Supports Definition
Continuums of Care (CoC) Definition
Homeless Facts and Figures Definition
Homelessness Prevention Definition
Housing Operations Definition
Housing Project Development Definition
HUD Grant Administration Definition
Organizational Capacity Building Definition
Performance Measurement Definition
Program Design Definition
Serving Chronically Homeless Persons Definition
Serving Homeless Families Definition
Serving Persons with HIV/AIDS Definition
General/Other


Accessing Mainstream Housing -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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HUD icon Rural CoC Guidebook Jun 2009 This guidebook is designed for providers in rural communities who are interested in forming a new CoC or joining or improving an existing one. It shares tools, ideas, and stra....  More
HUD icon Housing Search Assistance Toolkit Oct 2007 This toolkit provide case managers and housing advocates with a wide range of tools and resources to help homeless clients obtain and maintain permanent housing within the pri....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Taking Stock: Housing, Homelessness, and Prisoner Reentry Mar 2004 This report is intended to inform community leaders and other stakeholders about the state of affairs and effective policy regarding housing ex-offenders. The report details t....  More
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Accessing Mainstream Services and Supports -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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Other Federal icon FirstStep FirstStep is an interactive tool for case managers, outreach workers, and others working with people who are homeless. FirstStep provides information on assisting clients to a....  More
HUD icon HUDNSPHelp.info The NSP Resource Exchange is a one-stop shop for the information and resources needed by NSP grantees, subrecipients and developers to purchase, rehabilitate, and resell forec....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Medicaid Resources This collection of documents is intended for both supportive housing providers and policymakers seeking information on supportive-housing funding. It includes information on M....  More
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Continuums of Care (CoC) -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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HUD icon HUD Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) The Homelessness Data Exchange is an on-line tool designed to allow Homeless Continuums of Care to submit data to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the....  More
HUD icon HMIS Cash Match Calculator Dec 2010 This tool is designed to help all Applicants who are requesting funds under the homeless assistance competition for HMIS to determine the correct cash match amount. The match....  More
HUD icon Operations Cash Match Calculator Dec 2010 This tool is designed to help all Applicants who are requesting funds under the homeless assistance competition for project operations to determine the correct cash match amou....  More
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Homeless Facts and Figures -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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HUD icon AHAR Webinar for Experienced Communities Presentation Slides Oct 2010 This presentation is intended for experienced grantees seeking information on changes in the 2010 AHAR reporting categories, as well as information on the AHAR Data submission....  More
HUD icon Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) 101 Presentation Slides Oct 2010 This presentation is intended for grantees seeking general information and guidance on how to complete the AHAR. It provides information about HMIS/AHAR reporting requirements....  More
HUD icon Introductory Guide to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Oct 2010 This guide covers the criteria and reporting requirements for participating in the AHAR, the process for entering and submitting the AHAR data via HUD�s Homelessness Data Exch....  More
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Homelessness Prevention -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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HUD icon Strategies for Preventing Homelessness May 2005 This report describes the results of an exploratory study of six communities that have implemented effective and well-targeted community-wide homelessness prevention activitie....  More
HUD icon Discharge Planning From Publicly Funded Institutions: Customized Bibliography This bibliography is intended for researchers, nonprofit program directors, and service providers seeking information on discharge planning. The resources listed discuss strat....  More
Other Federal icon Rural Homelessness: Better Collaboration by HHS and HUD Could Improve Delivery of Services in Rural Areas Jul 2010 This report provides information about rural homelessness issues, based in significant part on work in rural areas within six selected states. Specifically, the report address....  More
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Housing Operations -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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Other Federal icon FirstStep FirstStep is an interactive tool for case managers, outreach workers, and others working with people who are homeless. FirstStep provides information on assisting clients to a....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Between the Lines: A Question and Answer Guide on Legal Issues in Supportive Housing This guide is intended primarily for supportive-housing providers, but may also be useful for government agency staff, supportive housing advocates, and tenants seeking inform....  More
HUD icon From Theory to Practice: Advanced Topics in Homelessness This presentation provides SHP granteeswith information that allows them to effectively address advanced issues of homeless programs as well as new strategies and techniques....  More
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Housing Project Development -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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Non-Governmental Organization icon Between the Lines: A Question and Answer Guide on Legal Issues in Supportive Housing This guide is intended primarily for supportive-housing providers, but may also be useful for government agency staff, supportive housing advocates, and tenants seeking inform....  More
HUD icon NIMBY Risk Assessment and Decision Tree Tool Mar 2010 This tool is intended for case managers, outreach workers, CoC administrators, and program directors seeking information on building community support and overcoming NIMBYism....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon When One Door Closes: Shuttered Military Bases Offer New Opportunities for the Homeless - With Pro Bono Help Aug 2005 This article considers the opportunities presented by military base closures for assisting homeless persons who are homeless. The article includes brief case studies and a co....  More
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HUD Grant Administration -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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HUD icon HUD Form 40118: Annual Progress Report (APR) Sep 2009 The Annual Progress Report (APR) tracks program progress and accomplishments in the Department�s competitive homeless assistance programs. Grant recipients for the Supportive....  More
HUD icon HMIS.info HMIS.Info has been developed by HUD's National HMIS Technical Assistance Initiative as a central location for communities to obtain current information, publications, and HUD....  More
HUD icon HUD Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) The Homelessness Data Exchange is an on-line tool designed to allow Homeless Continuums of Care to submit data to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the....  More
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Organizational Capacity Building -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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HUD icon Homeless Management information Systems (HMIS) Self Assessment Tool Sep 2008 The HMIS Self-Assessment Tool is a self-administered tool designed to assist communities with assessing their HMIS operations, management, compliance, and relative health and....  More
HUD icon Toolkit Match! Oct 2007 This site provides resources for community-based and faith-based organizations to help locate funding to meet grant match requirements. The site also provides resources for g....  More
Peer-to-Peer icon An Influenza Pandemic Planning Guide for Homeless and Housing Service Providers Dec 2006 This planning guide is intended for homeless and housing service providers seeking information about preparing for an influenza pandemic. It includes an overview of pandemic i....  More
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Performance Measurement -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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HUD icon HMIS.info HMIS.Info has been developed by HUD's National HMIS Technical Assistance Initiative as a central location for communities to obtain current information, publications, and HUD....  More
HUD icon Final HMIS Data Standards - March 2010 Mar 2010 This Notice revises the Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) Data and Technical Standards Final Notice (69 FR 146, July 30, 2022). The Notice adds a new set of Progr....  More
HUD icon Measuring the Performance of Programs that Serve Homeless People Jul 2005 This concept paper on measuring the performance of programs that serve homeless people has three objectives. It is intended to: 1) Help the U.S. Department of Housing and Urba....  More
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Program Design -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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HUD icon Building Knowledge, Effectiveness, and Capacity: Advancing Data on Homelessness in Eleven Communities Jun 2010 This document exemplifies case studies of eleven communities that have creatively utilized data from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for enhanced system effe....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Homeless Older Adults Strategic Plan Mar 2008 With home foreclosures on the rise and fewer public service dollars available, homeless older adults (62+) are among the fastest growing and most vulnerable homeless populatio....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Rearranging the Deck Chairs or Reallocating the Lifeboats?: Homelessness Assistance and Its Alternatives Jan 2008 Problem: At present, homelessness in the United States is primarily addressed by providing emergency and transitional shelter facilities. These programs do not directly addres....  More
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Serving Chronically Homeless Persons -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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HUD icon From Theory to Practice: Advanced Topics in Homelessness This presentation provides SHP granteeswith information that allows them to effectively address advanced issues of homeless programs as well as new strategies and techniques....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Toolkit for Ending Long-Term Homelessness The sample documents included here are directly from the programs and projects profiled. While these are samples documents, not necessarily CSH-endorsed models, there are many....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Critical Time Intervention: Preventing Homelessness in the Transition from Institution to Community Mar 2009 This fact sheet is intended for case managers and other housing services providers who are seeking general information on the Critical Time Intervention (CTI) model of homeles....  More
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Serving Homeless Families -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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Other Federal icon A McKinney-Vento Toolbox: Constructing a Robust and Rigorous Homeless Education Program, In Case of Disaster and Every Day Mar 2007 The toolbox is designed to help school districts implement the McKinney-Vento Act fully, so they can address the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness on a dai....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon The Role of Housing and Services in Ending Family Homelessness Dec 2006 This article reviews what is known about the role of housing and services in reducing family homelessness. People in families comprise 33 percent of the homeless population, b....  More
Non-Governmental Organization icon Characteristics of Transitional Housing for Homeless Families Sep 2006 This report was written in preparation for a larger study sponsored by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research, to examine the effects of transitional housing on homel....  More
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Serving Persons with HIV/AIDS -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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HUD icon CPD Consolidated Planning Page Nov 2008 This page provides information on the guidelines for creating a consolidated plan, a review checklist, revisions and updates to the final rule concerning consolidated plans, p....  More
HUD icon NSP Overview - Serving People with Special Needs - HOPWA-CoC Oct 2008 This presentation is intended for Continuums of Care and/or human service providers seeking information on the NSP, specifically with regards to serving persons with special n....  More
HUD icon Guidelines for Ensuring Equal Treatment of Faith-based Organizations Sep 2004 The purpose of this CPD Notice is to provide guidance to HOME, CDBG, HOPE 3, HOPWA, Emergency Shelter Grants, Supportive Housing, Shelter Plus Care, and Youthbuild grantees co....  More
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General/Other -- for Continuum of Care (CoC) Administrator
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HUD icon e-snaps APR Help: Instructions for Adding/Deleting Users Oct 2010 This document is intended for CoC grantees required to complete an APR in e-snaps who would like to add a user (or users) to their e-snaps applicant profile so that additional.... More

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