Introduction

Each year, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) solicits applications from communities to address the needs of those experiencing homelessness.  This process, known as the Continuum of Care Program (CoC), facilitates grants designed to address the problems of homelessness in a comprehensive manner with other federal agencies.

 

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.



 

History of the continuum of Care (CoC)

Since 1994, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has encouraged communities to address the problems of housing and homelessness in a coordinated, comprehensive, and strategic fashion. With input from practitioners throughout the country, HUD introduced the Continuum of Care concept to support communities in this effort. This concept is designed to help communities develop the capacity to envision, organize, and plan comprehensive and long-term solutions to addressing the problem of homelessness in their community.



COC BOARD

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 (as of August 2017) include:

  • Joel Arrigucci, Retired
  • Gail Gale, United Way of El Paso County
  • EdRicardo Gandara, Emergence Health Network
  • Monica Gamboa, UMC
  • Tim Gray, University Presbyterian Church
  • Melissa Lopez, DMRS
  • Shelby McCue, Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks, & Perez, PPLC
  • Robin Rollins, VA
  • Jeanette Williams, Socorro ISD

 

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



COC OPEN FORUM POLICY

 

Agenda                                               Minutes

2017                                                    2017

January 12                                          January 12

February 9                                         February 9

March 9                                            March 9

April 13                                              April 13

April 24                                            April 24

May 11                                               May 11

May 31                                               May 31

No Meeting in June

July 13

August 10

September 7

September 19

 

 



NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY – FY17 COC PROGRAM COMPETITION

HUD has released the NOFA for the FY17 CoC Program Competition. The El Paso CoC is soliciting new project applications for inclusion in our annual submission to HUD for this grant program. You can find details on eligible projects, applicant and project requirements, important deadlines, and available funding at the link below.

If you wish to apply for a project, please submit a notice of intent to the HUD Project Coordinator Camille Castillo (ccastillo.epch@elp.twcbc.com). Please include the items described in the above document.

For more information regarding the CoC Program Competition, please visit the HUD website below.



Application Material for New and Renewal Projects

 



FY 2017 Consolidated Application

Project Priority Listing



 

FY 2017 Final Decision – Project Ranking


 

 

Click here for the FY-2016-CoC-Program-NOFA