Continuum of Care
Tools for Partners
The Contra Costa Homeless Continuum of Care utilizes a web-based Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) which helps gives our collaboration of homeless agencies a better way to collect data, coordinate care, and manage operations. The HMIS can be used to produce an unduplicated count of homeless persons, understand patterns of service use, and measure the effectiveness of homeless programs in Contra Costa County. If your program serves homeless individuals or families and you would like to become an HMIS partner agency, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Provider Forms
- Client Release of Information (ROI) Authorization and List of Partner Agencies
- Benefits of signing the HMIS ROI
- Contra Costa Standardized HMIS Intake Form
- Contra Costa Standardized HMIS Exit form
- Contra Costa Standardized HMIS Update Form
- Runaway and Homeless Youth Intake Form
- Runaway and Homeless Youth Exit Form
- Runaway and Homeless Youth Update Form
- Runaway and Homeless Youth Aftercare Form
- Access the Contra Costa HMIS Database (secure site)
The Contra Costa Continuum of Care offers training for partner agencies on a variety of topics.
The VI-SPDAT is an evidence-informed approach to assessing an individual's or family's acuity. The tool, across multiple components, prioritizes who to serve next and why, while concurrently identifying the areas in the person/family's life where support is most likely necessary in order to avoid housing instability.
- Equal Access Rule
- Conservatorship 101
- Lifting Barriers to Housing for Individuals with Criminal Records
- Lifting Civil Legal Barriers to Housing
- Mental Health Crash Course
NOFA - Notice of Funding Availability
The CoC Program (24 CFR part 578) is a program the Department of Housing and Urban Development and is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house the homeless while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by the homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. Please find the most recent Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process below.
- Competition Awards - 1/26/2019
- Priority Listing - 9/13/2018
- Application - 9/13/2018
- Priority Listing - 8/27/2018
- Public Solicitation - 7/2/2018
- Competition Awards - 1/04/2018
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Homeless Emergency Aid Program