Guides and Training Manuals

Establishing and Operating a CoC

Date Published: November 2012


This user guide provides an overview of how to establish and operate a CoC, focusing on CoC governance and responsibilities. At its simplest, a Continuum of Care is established by representatives of relevant organizations within a geographic area to carry out the responsibilities set forth in the CoC Program interim rule.

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Establishing and Operating a Continuum of Care (CoC) (PDF)

  • CoC: Continuum of Care Program
Resource Approver:
  • HUD Approved
Author Organization:
  • HUD
  • Homelessness Prevention and Assistance
    • Staffing Expertise and Staffing Levels
  • Planning and Coordination
    • CoC Planning Process