- Basic Info
Membership of the Balance of State CoC should consist of interested individuals and representatives from relevant organizations within the geographic area. Relevant organizations include nonprofit homeless assistance providers, victim service providers, faith-based organizations, governments, local chambers of commerce, local development authorities, businesses, advocates, local housing authorities, school districts, social service providers, mental health agencies, hospitals, colleges, technical schools, universities, affordable housing developers, landlords, law enforcement, and organizations that serve veterans and homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
The BoS Continuum has an open membership recruitment process for individuals and representatives who are interested in becoming a formal Member of the Balance of State Continuum of Care. If you are interested in becoming a formal member of the BoS CoC, please go to the following link to answer a few questions.
While everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in the BoS CoC, for matters that call for a vote, only agencies (not individuals) will be eligible to vote. The Voter Membership Policy, enacted by the Membership and Rules Committee on September 8, 2014, requires each member organization/agency to designate one person to be the voting member for that respective agency. It is the responsibility of each agency to ensure the appropriate representative votes, and voting members are required to be a formal member of the BoS CoC.
Other details on membership requirements can be found in the Governance Charter. Further, please contact Tina Moore if you need special accommodations, including language assistance, in order to participate.
Agencies that have an interest in the Georgia Balance of State Continuum of Care are expected to participate in, and have membership representation on, the GA BoS CoC. Please note, participation and membership representation on each agency’s respective CoC may be considered one of the threshold criteria during application review for the Continuum of Care and Emergency Solutions Grant programs.
Contacts for other CoCs
There are nine (9) Continua of Care in Georgia. The following localities have chosen to develop and submit local Continuums of Care -- (1) Athens/Clarke, (2) Augusta/Richmond, (3) Columbus/Muscogee, the City of (4) Atlanta, and the counties of (5) Chatham (including Savannah), (6) Cobb, (7) DeKalb, and (8) Fulton (excluding Atlanta). Contact information for each local continuum of care here.