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Continuum of Care

The Continuum of Care (CoC)/Housing Consortium is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

All CoC/Housing Consortium meetings will be held at:
Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health
230 North Rd., 1st floor - Room 104, Poughkeepsie NY

2020 Meetings: 2:00pm–3:30pm (all meetings are on Tuesdays)
March 24, 2020
May 19, 2020
September 15, 2020
November 17, 2020

Meetings are open to the public and any interested party is welcome to attend.

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DC Coordinated Entry

Coordinated Entry is a process to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred, and connected to housing and assistance based on their strengths and needs.

Denial Forms – Providers must submit denial forms for any denied Coordinated Entry referral. Use the Provider denial form if your agency is denying the referral and use the Client denial form if the client is denying the unit offered by your agency. Denial forms must be submitted to New referrals will not be issued until a denial form is submitted. A new referral will be automatically generated upon submission of the denial form.

Continuum of Care Application

This is the CoC annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which outlines the CoC's strategy for addressing homelessness and the CoC's proposed allocation of federal CoC resources.

This is the CoC annual application to the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development which outlines the CoC’s strategy for addressing homelessness and the CoC’s proposed allocation of federal CoC resources.

Continuum of Care Rental Assistance Forms

These are administrative forms to be used by CoC grant recipients to request grant funds and adjust unit counts.