The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) initiated the Continuum of Care (CoC) system in 1994 to provide a coordinated, strategic approach to assisting families and individuals who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The overall purpose of the CoC is to promote community-wide commitment to ending homelessness, quickly re-house individuals and families experiencing homelessness, improve access to and use of mainstream programs by persons experiencing homelessness, and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
The State of Nebraska has three CoCs: the Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH) which serves the Omaha metropolitan area, the Lincoln Continuum of Care which serves the City of Lincoln, and the Nebraska Balance of State Continuum of Care which serves all other Nebraska communities in five regions.
Each CoC is a collaborative composed of representatives of organizations, including homeless service providers, victim service providers, faith-based organizations, governmental entities, businesses, advocates, public housing agencies, school districts, social service providers, mental health agencies, hospitals, universities, affordable housing developers, law enforcement, organizations that serve veterans, and persons with lived experience.
The Nebraska Balance of State CoC meets via Zoom on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 am Central Time. Please contact Jay Schalk, Continuum of Care Planning Manager, for more information or to request the Zoom meeting link.
- Nebraska Balance of State Written Standards
- Nebraska Balance of State Continuum of Care Membership Renewal Form
Youth Homeless Demonstration Project
- Balance of State YHDP Coordinated Community Plan
- YHDP Eligibility Definition and Documentation Guidelines
- YHDP Fact Sheet
2023 HUD NOFO
The Nebraska Balance of State CoC opens local FY 2023 CoC Program Funding Competition July 14, 2023
The Nebraska Balance of State CoC seeks organizations interested in applying for new and/or renewal projects for consideration in the HUD FY 2023 CoC Program Competition.
- The Deadline for Renewal Project Applications is August 18, 2023
- The Deadline for New Project Applications is August 25, 2023
The Nebraska Balance of State CoC approved Consolidated Application for FY 2023 CoC Program Competition
- Review the Approved Consolidated Application and Approved Priority Listings for Reallocation forms and all New, Renewal, and Replacement Project Listings at FY 2023 Application Listing
- For comments or questions about the Approved Application, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org