Category Archives: Continuum of Care (CoC) FL-507 News

The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designation of a geographical area. The CoC FL-507 designation includes the following six jurisdictions:

Counties: Orange, Osceola and Seminole
Municipalities: Orlando, Kissimmee and Sanford

The Collaborative Agency for CoC FL-507 is the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida.

You may contact us at or by calling (407) 893-0133.

CoC FL-507 Regional Application Process – 2017 HUD CoC Program Funding

For information on the 2017 HUD CoC Program Funding, please visit the CoC FL-507 Regional Application Process page on the CoC FL-507 website (

FY 2016 CoC Submission (Application) to HUD


On September 14, 2016, the Central Florida Continuum of Care  submitted its FY 2016 Consolidated Application for CoC Program funding to HUD.  The submission consists of a combined reporting of:

1) The CoC’s year-round planning for and implementation of a region-wide, coordinated system of housing and supportive services configured in response to our shared goal of ending homelessness in Central Florida; and

2) The results of an annual competitive funding process, where review of applications and selection of projects are based on CoC-adopted policies and priorities, project and system performance criteria, AND a community-based scoring and ranking process.

For more information, click HERE.


Continuum of Care (CoC) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

To All CoC Stakeholders:

The HUD NOFA is upon us!  Almost 3 months earlier than last year!

Please see the attached/below proposed timeline. No doubt some dates will be refined, but we hope this will help you plan!

Please note that all meetings of the Governance Committee are open meetings to all CoC members. If you are not already on the Governance Committee, or just aren’t sure, and want to be included in these meetings, please send an email to with “include in governance meetings” in the subject line and you will be added to the calendar invites.

Likewise, for jurisdictional representatives, if you are not sure you are on the governance committee already please send an email to with “include in jurisdictional meetings” in the subject line and you will be added to the calendar invites for those meetings.

Any updated versions of this timeline will be available on our website at

Thank you for your continued support of this important work!

Martha Are
Executive Director
Homeless Services Network of Central Florida

June 2016 CoC Meeting

As with last month, the meeting will be held at First Baptist Church. However, for this month (and at least one more) we will meet in a different room/location.  Please copy the web address below into your browser for a map of where on the church campus you should go for our meeting.

Continuum of Care meeting for CoC FL-507

June 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am

 New Location
First Baptist Orlando
Faith Hall
300 S. John Young Parkway
Rooms 301A-C & 301F-H

Agenda items will include:

  • Performance measures and how they will impact the 2016 application for HUD funding
  • DCF Funding – ESG, TANF and the Challenge Grant
  • Agency announcements

 Veteran Advisory Committee will meet immediately following CoC.

Next CoC meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.


May CoC Meeting

Continuum of Care meeting for CoC FL-507 will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 9am to 10:00 am .   We will be meeting at our new location:
First Baptist Orlando
3000 S. John Young Pkwy
Building E2 3rd floor
Room 319-331

*See below for link to map of First Baptist Orlando*
Please plan to arrive at 8:30 am for networking and coffee.  We will begin the meeting promptly at 9:00 am.  We look forward to seeing you there.  If you are unable to attend, please visit our website at
for copies of the handouts that will be posted after the meeting.
Items on the agenda to include:
  • HMIS Dashboard of community and project outcomes
  • PIT results
  • Training updates
  • Review of committee structure and opportunities
Veteran Advisory Committee will meet immediately following CoC.


Please join us at our monthly Continuum of Care meeting which is held on the 4th Tuesday of every month where you can also sign up and request additional CoC membership information.  Our next schedule CoC meeting will be Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Click Here for Map of First Baptist Orlando

April 2016 Update

There are a few important meetings and opportunities coming up we want to make sure you’re aware of.

This week, the CoC Governance Committee is meeting Wednesday, April 6, at 12 noon.  This month’s meeting will be held at the Central Florida Foundation, located on the 12th floor of the Wells Fargo building, 800 N Magnolia Ave, Orlando FL 32803.  At this meeting we will discuss recusal policies for CoC Board Members.  Although it’s not required, it’s helpful if you RSVP so we can plan for attendance.

Since the HSN offices are moving, we will NOT have the Priorities and Goal committee meeting on this Friday, April 8.

Monday, April 18– morning

Housing First 101: Come learn more about the evidence-based best practice of Housing First! Housing First is a system-wide orientation and response, and is key in our efforts toward ending homelessness. During this training we’ll review the key principles of Housing First and implementation strategies. This interactive training will cause you to examine your program rules, applications, and requirements to see how we can enhance our service models. It will also provide the opportunity to examine specific case studies and collaborate with our partners.

Since space will be limited you will need to let us know you want to attend this training session with presenters from the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). RSVP by emailing and we will confirm time and place for the event.  This training will likely be repeated, and if there is inadequate space first priority for the 18th will be given to agencies that currently run transitional housing programs.


Monday, April 18 – afternoon

TH Conversion: As part of efforts to improve homeless assistance response systems, many transitional housing providers are retooling their programs to help people move more quickly into permanent housing. Retooling can take many forms, including shortening the amount of time people stay in programs before moving into housing, shifting to rapid re-housing strategies, or providing permanent housing. This workshop, also presented by CSH, will help programs identify the steps involved when considering significant changes to or redesign of your transitional housing program.


The Monday, April 18 afternoon meeting is designed specifically for executive staff and agency board members.  Please RSVP by emailing  We will notify attendees of the location once we have a better idea of how many will be attending.

Continuum of Care Monthly Meeting-December

Several of you have asked that we change the December CoC meeting to the 15th since many of you will be out of town on the 22nd. So please make a note on your calendar – the December CoC membership meeting will be on Tuesday the 15th.

We will gather around 8:30 and begin at 9:00.  The meeting will be held at the

Pathlight Kitchen
 3200 W. Colonial Drive, 

 Orlando, Florida  32808

Please click here to download the December Monthly Meeting Powerpoint:

Continuum Meeting November

Happy Thanksgiving!
 Click here for the November CoC Meeting Powerpoint
Continuum of Care meeting for CoC FL-507 will take place on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am  at the regular scheduled location:
 Pathlight Kitchen
 3200 W. Colonial Drive, 
 Orlando, Florida  32808  
(through the Pathlight kitchen door and down the hall to the second door on the right).
Meeting Agenda will focus on the 2015 NOFA submission.
Please plan to arrive by 8:30 am, for networking and light refreshments.   We will begin the meeting promptly at 9:00 am.  We look forward to seeing you there.
Next scheduled CoC meeting will be
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 @ 8:30 am- 10:30 am
Continuum of Care MEMBERSHIP still available. 
We are still accepting individual and organizational membership into the Continuum of Care.  Please join us at our monthly CoC meeting which is held on the 4th Tuesday of every month  where you can sign up for additional membership information.