Overview of the Continuum of Care

Historically, under the McKinney Vento Act the Continuum of Care (CoC) was a local network that plans and coordinates funding for services and housing to assist homeless individuals and families. With the enactment of the HEARTH Act in 2009, the CoC is now an entity that implements the HUD CoC program and includes all who choose to participate and are concerned with and/or are providing services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.

The HUD CoC program is designed to:

  • Promote a community-wide commitment to the goals of ending homelessness.
  • Provide funding for efforts to rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families.
  • Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs.
  • Optimize self sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The SNH CoC is the official board acting on behalf of the Continuum of Care to take care of furthering the mission to end homelessness in Southern Nevada.

The Board is made up of representatives from governments, businesses, advocates, public housing agencies, school districts, social service providers, mental health agencies, hospitals, universities, affordable housing developers, law enforcement, organizations that serve homeless and formerly homeless veterans, homeless and formerly homeless persons and any other identified stakeholder that benefits the mission of ending homelessness in Southern Nevada.

CoC Membership is unlimited and the Southern Nevada Homelessness Continuum of Care (SNH CoC) Board has initiated an open invitation. Any person or agency may become a member of the SNH CoC, if there is an interest to work with or serve the homeless population. Membership forms for the CoC helps the CoC establish a comprehensive database for all future notices to meetings and information sharing. CoC Membership and Board Interest Forms for the SNH CoC Board are available at the link to the left of this page. Please take the time to submit the information so you continue to get notified of upcoming meetings, important events and other information sharing.

To become a member of the Southern Nevada Homelessness CoC, please click on the Membership Form cover below that will link you to the form online. Upon submitting the form, all information will be considered public information.

Help Hope Home is Southern Nevada’s coordinated regional approach to assist individuals and families achieve stable and sustainable lives.

MEMBERSHIP FORM

For information about upcoming meetings, visit the Community Calendar.

Board Member Application 
Governance Structure

Help Hope Home 101

Join us to learn about regional efforts to address and end homelessness in Southern Nevada.

This orientation provides an overview of:

– Homelessness in Southern Nevada
– Help Hope Home, the Southern Nevada Homelessness Continuum of Care
– The core principles outlined in our regional plan to end homelessness
– How to get involved in our regional efforts
– Funding opportunities

Find these meetings and more on our Community Calendar.

Register to Attend

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CARES Housing Assistance Program

To those seeking to apply for CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) funds, you can get more information regarding the application process by visiting our CHAP information page.

Southern Nevada Continuum of Care
With the enactment of the HEARTH Act in 2009, the CoC is now an entity that implements the HUD CoC program and includes all who choose to participate and are concerned with and/or are providing services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.

Agendas & Meeting Minutes
Learn about upcoming agendas and dates for Continuum of Care Board meetings or browse our archives.

Working Groups
Working Groups are established to address mandates and/or topics of critical importance to the SNH CoC and specifically referenced in the HEARTH Act.

About Homelessness
There are currently more than 100 service providers, including government entities, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups and corporate partners, that are working together to provide homeless prevention and assistance programs to bring an end to homelessness in our community.

The Plan
In 2007, the plan was developed using stakeholder input, to guide the work of the community in ending homelessness.

Gap Anaylsis
The gaps analysis identifies key unmet needs in the housing and services system.

Homeless Census
An annual Homeless Census is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all Continuums of Care throughout the country.

Coordinated Entry
Coordinated Entry (CE) is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is Southern Nevada’s strategy for a more efficient system to help people experiencing homelessness to access housing services.

SOAR
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

National Partnerships
We maintain partnerships with several national organizations.

HMIS
A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.

Public Input
The Continuum of Care appreciates your feedback! The Public Input section frequently request responses and feedback from stakeholders and the public. Please check the section for more information.

Training Opportunties
There is always more to learn.  We're here to help.

Funding Opportunities
Learn about opportunities to fund our cause.

Glossary of Terms
Definitions and acronyms to help you.

External Resources
Get information on CHAP Specific Resources.

Environmental Reviews
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires the analysis of the impact of federally funded projects on the environment and vice versa.

Property Partners
Find out how Operation HOME! can support your business.

About Operation HOME!
Operation HOME! is a regional initiative of Help Hope Home to find homes for 2,022 high-risk homeless Southern Nevadans at increased risk of COVID-19 by the end of 2022.

Contracted Provider Resources

For Operation HOME! RRH Subcontractors. Grants access to training links and the document library