The following resources and guides have been gathered from internal and external sources to provide assistance in administering CoC-funded projects. More resources will be added as they are developed! As always, feel free to reach out to
CoC staff with any additional questions!
 

CoC Competition Resources

Federal/HUD Resources

Housing First Implementation Resources

Coordinated Entry/Documenting Homeless Status Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there income limits for individuals entering or already enrolled in a CoC-funded project? No, the CoC Program does not have any requirements associated with program participant income for determining eligibility for the CoC Program. Income is calculated strictly to determine the tenant's rent or occupancy charge, not to determine eligibility. Read more here.
  • Can CoC supportive services transportation funds be used for rideshare costs (Uber, Lyft, etc.) for program participants? A taxi, Uber, or Lyft would be an eligible cost under transportation in the supportive service section of the CoC Program interim rule, so long as the cost are reasonable and appropriate, and other public transportation options are not available or reasonable for a program participant. Read more here.
  • Can CoC projects operating under Housing First principles require participants to participate in drug testing? No. Additional criteria such as sobriety or drug testing is not consistent with the Housing First approach. Program participants should be able to decline participation in supportive services, including substance abuse services, and still maintain their right to their unit. If a project has indicated that it is following a Housing First approach, then it must abide by those principles as part of the terms of their grant agreement. It would not be allowable to terminate or evict a program participant for declining supportive services. Program participants should have full rights, responsibilities, and legal protections as tenants on the lease. Read the full FAQ here.
  • Can CoC PSH projects operating under Housing First principles require participants to engage in services, including regularly meeting with a case manager? No. Program participants should be able to decline participation in supportive services and still maintain their right to their unit. It would not be allowable to terminate or evict a program participant for declining supportive services. Program participants should have full rights, responsibilities, and legal protections as tenants on the lease. Read the full FAQ here.