FFY 2017 HUD Continuum of Care

HUD Wellness Checklist for CoC Programs

FFY 2017 HUD Continuum of Care Funding

HUD COC APPLICATION, due to HUD on 9/28/17, is a competitive process that documents progress & planning of the VT BoS CoC over the past year; CoC project funding is based upon our HUD CoC Application score.  It will be completed by VSHA (Collaborative Applicant) on behalf of the VCEH, with support of the VT Balance of State Continuum of Care NOFA Committee.

VT BOS COC PROJECT APPLICATIONS: As posted 7/19/17 on the VT Coalition to End Homelessness website and emailed to all local CoCs and stakeholders, a complete Letter of Intent Form is due to VT State Housing Authority (VSHA) no later than 4PM  on Monday, August 9, 2017 from any eligible entity who wishes to apply for a current CoC project renewal or a new CoC project (Permanent Housing Bonus or Reallocated funds from existing projects). On 8/17/17 the VT BoS CoC Ranking Team will review and prioritize all CoC project proposals.  For more info see:

VT BOS SYSTEM PERFORMANCE MEASURES REPORT, due to HUD on 5/31/17, was compiled by the Institute for Community Alliances (ICA) on behalf of the VCEH and is derived from data of all VT HMIS [ServicePoint] participating agencies. The SPM Report creates a baseline for which all U.S. CoCs will be evaluated & scored for progress in future HUD CoC applications. Click here to view the report.

HUD CoC System Performance Measures: an Introductory Guide

HUD CoC System Performance Measures Videos: Overview, Length of Time Homeless, Returns to Homelessness, Number of Persons, Employment & Income Growth, First Time Homeless, Prevention, Outreach & Retention of Permanent Housing

June 20, 2017 Votes Warned:

  1. VCEH Governance Charter
  2. VCEH CoC Board Members: 2017-2018 Term
  3. New Project Scoring Tool
  4. Renewal Project Scoring Tool
  5. Reallocating CoC Projects Policy
  6. Project Ranking Policy
  7. VT BOS Written Standards
  8. VT BOS Policy & Procedures Manual

HEARTH Act of 2009

On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009. The HEARTH Act amends and reauthorizes the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act with substantial changes, including:

  • A consolidation of HUD’s competitive grant programs;
  • The creation of a Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program;
  • A change in HUD’s definition of homelessness and chronic homelessness;
  • A simplified match requirement;
  • An increase in prevention resources; and,
  • An increase in emphasis on performance.

View the amended and reauthorized McKinney-Vento Act


The mission of the Coalition is to end homelessness in Vermont through sharing information, developing resources, providing a forum for decision-making and to promote decent, safe, fair, affordable shelter for all.