As a follow up to our CoC Membership Meeting held on July 26th, we would like to provide a few updates on the following:
- Transition Plans for Continuity of Services and HUD Compliance:
Our CoC is currently in the midst of a transition from The Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness serving as the CoC Lead, to a new entity serving in that role. The CoC is currently working toward and agreement with Wake County to serve in that role.
Read more about why this transition is necessary and what the CoC is doing in the interim to ensure continued access and HUD compliance.
- Coordinated Access Site Flyer:
As of August 1st, the Access Hub Coordinated Entry phone line is no longer in operation. Please see the attached flyer for more information on where people should be directed for Coordinated Entry Intakes in Wake County during this transition period.
- Access to Wake County and Wake County-funded Programs:
We value our partnership with Wake County, and appreciate its efforts to adjust its referral procedures during this time of transition to allow direct access to Wake County and Wake County-funded programs without requiring a referral through Coordinated Entry. We appreciate these adjustments as we continue to work together toward transitioning the CoC Lead Roles.
The purpose of the Wake Continuum of Care (CoC) is to create a collaborative, inclusive, community-based process and approach to plan for and manage homeless assistance resources and programs effectively and efficiently to end homelessness.
The Wake County CoC plans, develops, and implements comprehensive and coordinated strategies across funding sources and systems to address homelessness in Raleigh/Wake County.
The vision of the Wake County CoC is to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and one-time. We will achieve this vision through our shared values and actions.
Equity and Justice:
Leadership by People with Lived Experience:
We are accountable to people experiencing homelessness and ensure there are meaningful and accessible ways to participate in shaping decisions.
We believe in being transparent with people experiencing homelessness and our community.
What is a continuum of care?
Continuum of Care (CoC) is the collective networks, institutions, and organizations that provide housing and services to people who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness.
Federally mandated goals of the CoC include:
- Promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness;
- Provide funding for efforts to quickly re-house individuals and families who are homeless, which minimizes the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness;
- Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs;
- Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
The technical name for our local Continuum of Care is:
As the Collaborative Applicant, the Partnership is designated by the CoC Board to be the entity that submits the collaborative funding application to HUD for homeless assistance programs. In (2018), as the Collaborative Applicant, the Partnership secured over ($3 million) in funding for our community.
As the HMIS Administrator, the Partnership manages the Continuum’s data in the Homeless Management Information System. HMIS allows our community to record, track, and report results of individual agency accomplishments, as well as measure how the entire community is performing.
Coordinated Access System
As the Coordinated Access System (CAS) Lead, the Partnership is committed to creating and promoting a system that is fair and equitable for everyone entering the homeless response system. The CAS will rapidly identify, assess, prioritize, refer, and connect them to housing and services for which they qualify based on their needs.