HUD Continuum of Care

Each year the Seattle/King County Continuum of Care (CoC) submits an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for McKinney Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant funds. As part of the NOFA, HUD requires our local CoC to conduct a local process to determine a priority order of projects. The final priority order is the result of a very thoughtful process conducted by Continuum of Care staff, under the advisement of providers and local funders, and final decisions are approved by the All Home Coordinating Board.

Our CoC has made significant efforts to realign our funding portfolio, shifting to spending more on permanent housing (rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing). For year by year summaries, see here. From 2012 to 2016:

  • Permanent housing increased from 50% of spending to 79%
  • Support services and transitional housing decreased from 45% of funding to 9%
  • Overall funding increased by 50% (from $23 million to $34 million)

Interim Continuum of Care Policies were affirmed by the Coordinating Board (8/1/2018).

CoC Program Project Application Materials