El Paso Continuum of Care

The El Paso Continuum of Care serves as the Continuum of Care (CoC) for its geographic area of El Paso County.  The Continuum of Care (CoC) was designed to address homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a system of housing and services to address those needs.  The El Paso CoC seeks to prevent, reduce and end homelessness through effective coordinated community-wide efforts and services.  CoC Governance Charter Revision May 2020 Final

What is a Continuum of Care (CoC) Collaborative Applicant?

Since 1994, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  

has required communities to come together to submit a single, comprehensive application for HUD funds for housing and supportive services for people who have experienced homelessness.  In 2009, Congress passed the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act and designed the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program to:

  • Promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness, and
  • Quickly rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness, increase their access and utilization of mainstream social supports and optimize their self-sufficiency.

Strategic Plan


A successful Continuum of Care (CoC) should have a year-round planning process that is coordinated, inclusive and outcome-oriented. The El Paso CoC has a governing body and a number of sub-committees or working groups. The membership of the governing body is decided through an open and democratic process and is representative of private, nonprofit and public sectors.

The El Paso Continuum of Care is governed by a CoC Board composed of representatives from across the community.

CoC Board Members include:

  • Shelby McCue, Chair, Retired
  • EdRicardo Gandara, Vice-Chair, EHN
  • Melissa Lopez, Treasurer, DMRS
  • Joel Arrigucci, Secretary, Retired
  • Bobby Bowling, Member, Tropicana Building
  • Miguel Hernandez, Member, EP County Housing Authority
  • Nellie Mendoza, Member, NAMI
  • Benjamin Miranda, Member, Endeavors
  • Bill Schlesinger, Member, Project VIDA
  • Bill Sparks, Member, Retired
  • Deborah Zuloaga, Member, United WAY

All regularly scheduled meetings will be on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM at the Coalition for the Homeless’ office.  The address is 6044 Gateway East, Suite 211, 79905.  For more information, please contact Camille Castillo at ccastillo.epch@elp.twcbc.com.


Agenda                                      Minutes

January 12                                          January 12

February 9                                        February 9 2017

March 9                                             March 9 2017

April 13                                              April 13 2017

April 24                                              April 24 2017

May 11                                                May 11 2017

May 31                                              May 31 2017

No Meeting in June

July 13                                              July 13 2017         

August 10

September 7

September 19

December 14 2017                           December 14 2017

Agenda                                                   Minutes

Jan 14 2021

FY 2019 Collaborative Application

FY 2019 TX-603 Grant Inventory Worksheet

FY 2019 Final Consolidated Application

FY 2019 Priority Listing

FY 2019 NOFA Application Information

FY 2019 TX-603 NOFA Announcement 

FY 2019 TX-603 Program Registration 

FY 2019 TX-603 Program Registration Notice 

FY 2019 TX-603 NOFA 

FY 2019 TX-603 NOFA General Section FONSI 

FY 2019 TX-603 CoC Program Competition NOFA ARD Report 

FY 2019 Local Competition Notice and Timeline

FY 2019 TX-603 Letter of Intent/Application

FY 2019 TX-603 New & Renewal Project Threshold & Scoring Tool

Final Decision FY 2019 CoC Slate


HUD has released the NOFA for the FY18 CoC Program Competition. The El Paso CoC is soliciting new and renewal project applications for inclusion in our annual submission to HUD for the Continuum of Care grant program. You can find details on eligible projects and applicant and project requirements in the NOFA (see link below).

If you are interested in applying for a new grant or interested in renewing your existing grant, please see the below materials.

FY 2018 CoC Consolidated Application

FY 2018 Project Priority

FY 2018 Project Applications

 Final Decision FY 2018 CoC Slate