Georgia Balance of State Continuum of Care

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
In addition to providing funds for efforts by nonprofit providers in conjunction with state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing trauma and dislocation, the program promotes access to and utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families, and optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
HUD CoC grants are offered through a nation-wide competitive process for renewal and new grants.  HUD has established guidelines for the competition which may be reviewed in annual notices of funding availability.  Nonprofits, states, instrumentalities of state (authorities, boards, etc.), and local governments are eligible to apply if they have been selected by one of the nine (9) Continuum of Care for the geographic area in which the proposed project will operate.
Georgia's Balance of State Continuum of Care
The ninth (9th) continuum, the Georgia's Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoS CoC), is composed of representatives of relevant organizations organized within 152 of Georgia's 159 counties. To carry out its work, the BoS CoC has aligned its mission and goals to be consistent with the HUD Strategic Plan and with the Federal Interagency Homeless Council’s plan entitled “Opening Doors.” 


  • September 14, 2018 - The application process for the 2018 Georgia Balance of State CoC is now closed.  Key documents are linked to the 2018 Competition Webpage below.  All prospective 2019 applicants, new and renewal, may review full details of the 2018 application requirements in preparation for next year at the Georgia Balance of State CoC 2018 Competition webpage.

    The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, as Collaborative Applicant for the Balance of State CoC, is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age.  Additional information can be found on DCA’s Fair Housing Statement page at  For a reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please contact Erin Wright at: 404-679-0596 or email

    Projects in the following jurisdictions are not eligible to be submitted under the BoS CoC application: Atlanta, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Cobb County, Columbus-Muscoge County, Augusta-Richmond County, Athens-Clarke County, and Savannah-Chatham County.  To submit an application in one of the listed jurisdictions, please contact the local CoC for information.