Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness (Continuum of Care)
The Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness is responsible for oversight of the Continuum of Care. To read more about the transition and to apply for membership, please find more information on the operations page.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) established the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program to:
• Promote a community‐wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness
• Provide funding for efforts to quickly re‐house individuals and families who are homeless, which minimizes the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness
• Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs
• Optimize self‐sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness
Salt Lake County is responsible for coordinating the HUD CoC Grant Application for the Salt Lake County Continuum of Care (UT-500). This application provides approximately $7.8 million of annual funding for local homeless housing and service programs. Although Salt Lake County Government manages the local process, ultimate funding decisions are made at the national level by HUD. If funded, contracts are held directly between HUD and project applicant agencies.