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 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.
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:
Melissa Lopez, CEO Diocesan Migrant Refugee Services (DMRS), CoC Board Chair
Ben Miranda, Ret-USAF, CoC Board Vice-Chair
Cell # 915-474-5491
Shelby McCue, Ortega, Retired, Treasurer
Cell # 713-371-6504
EdRicardo Gándara, Retired Law Enforcement, CoC Board Secretary
Cell # 915-227-4480
Miguel Hernandez, ED, El Paso County Housing Authority, Member
Bobby Bowling, President/CEO Tropicana Building, Member
Business # 915-821-3350
Loren Cartagena, Retired, Member
Cell # 915-920-1462
Enrique Davila, CEO, Child Crisis Center of El Paso, Member
Cell # 915-255-5500
Hope Jackson, Retired LTC, Member
Bill Schlesinger, CEO Project Vida Health Center, Member
Cell # 915-490-6148
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 email@example.com.
COC OPEN FORUM POLICY
January 12 January 12
No Meeting in June
January 11 2018 January 11 2018
February 15 2018 February 15 2018
Closed Meeting on April 16 2018
August 9, 2018 (Closed) August 9 2018
September 13 2018 September 13 2018
October 11 2018 (Closed) October 11 2018
November 8 2018 November 8 2018
January 10 2019 January 10 2019
February 14 2019 February 14 2019
Sept 19 2019 Rescheduled Sept 25 2019
Feb 11 2021 Feb 11 2021 Minutes
Feb 18 2021 Special Meeting Agenda
March 11 2021 Agenda March 11 2021 Minutes
April 8 2021 Agenda April 8 2021 Minutes
May 13 2021 Agenda May 13 2021 Minutes
June 10 2021 Agenda June 10 2021 Minutes
July 8 2021 Agenda July 8 2021 Minutes
August 2021 Agenda August 12 2021 Minutes
Sept 23 2021 Special Meeting Agenda
Sept 30 2021 Special Meeting Agenda
Oct 19 2021 Special Meeting Agenda
FY 2022 Collaborative Application
FY 2022 Consolidated Application FINAL
FY 2022 NOFO Application Information
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes resources available to communities through a national competition for its Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs. The El Paso Coalition for the Homeless (TX-603) announces the internal competition for HUD Continuum of Care Funding.
FY 2022 CoC NOFO Local Competition Request for Applications
FY 2022 New CoC Project Application
FY 2022 CoC Renewal Project Application
Final Decision FY 2022 CoC Slate Order
2022 Unsheltered Homelessness Supplemental NOFO – HUD Deadline October 20, 2022
HUD has issued a funding opportunity to CoCs in an effort to make a significant impact on unsheltered homelessness.
The CoC are preparing for the local competition and development of a comprehensive plan to be submitted to HUD by October 20th.
Unsheltered NOFO Request for Proposals Materials
Unsheltered Special NOFO Local Competition
Comprehensive CoC Plan to Serve Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness with Severe Service Needs – Will be Posted Soon
Local Project Applications due on September 26, 2022
Approved Project Applications– Published October 3rd
CoC Collaborative Application – Published October 19th
FY 2021 Collaborative Application
FY 2021 CoC Collabortive Application
FY 2021 NOFA Application Information
The El Paso Continuum of Care (CoC) has started the local application process in anticipation of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) release of the 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Continuum of Care Application process for homeless assistance.
FY 2021 CoC Local Competition Notice
FY 2021 New Project Application
FY 2021 CoC Renewal Project Application
2021-2022 El Paso CoC Performance Standards
Final Decision FY 2021 CoC Slate
FY 2020 Collaborative Application
FY 2020 NOFA Application Information
HUD Renews Funding for Thousands of Local Homeless Programs
On January 29, 2021, HUD awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will provide critically needed support to 6,597 local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Due to the pandemic, the funding announced today renews grants for existing programs. This process was dramatically streamlined because communities have been and will continue to be consumed with COVID-19 response and have limited capacity to participate in the traditional CoC competition.
View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding on HUD’s website.
FY 2019 Collaborative Application
FY 2019 TX-603 Grant Inventory Worksheet
FY 2019 Final Consolidated Application
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 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
FY 2018 Collaborative Application
FY 2018 CoC Consolidated Application
FY 2018 Project Priority
FY 2018 Project Applications
Final Decision FY 2018 CoC Slate
FY 2018 NOFA Application Information
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).
FY 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA
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 Renewal Application
FY 2018 NOFA Revised 7 18 2018
FY 2018 CoC Competition – What’s New