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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care (CoC)

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, which is authorized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is designed to promote a communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and 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; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. 

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care includes individuals and organizations across Mecklenburg County who are committed to ending and preventing homelessness. The vision of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC is to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring; and that everyone has housing choices and prompt access to a variety of housing resources and supports that meets their needs. 

Mecklenburg County Community Support Services serves as the Collaborative Applicant (CA). The CA is the organization designated by the CoC to submit the annual CoC application for federal funding; and apply for CoC planning funds. CSS also serves as a resource for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC Governing Board; CoC member organizations and individuals; and CoC committees and workgroups. 

Go to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care ( website for more information.