Continuum of Care: The Lead Agency

The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a planning process implemented by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1994. As one of the largest sources of federal funding for programs that address the needs of people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, HUD recognized the need for a more coordinated, collaborative, and community-driven approach to allocating resources to communities. The Continuum of Care process is the process by which communities identify local needs, develop strategies, and submit a single application to HUD for funding for programs designed to meet the needs in the community.

To learn more about the CoC, click here.


Continuum of Care Orientation 

On September 19, 2017 the Detroit Continuum of Care's Lead Agency, HAND, hosted the first installment of CoC Orientations. Going forward these orientations will be held quarterly. The orientations are designed to provide CoC participants an overview of the Detroit CoC, provide an open forum for Q&A, and also allow those in attendance to network with others individuals who are passionate about ending homelessness as well. 


September 19, 2017 orientation presentation can be viewed here