California Continuums of Care

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) initiated Continuums of Care (CoCs) which span all 50 states and 6 United States territories. California is divided into 44 CoCs. Each CoC consists of a wide-range of representatives from public and private entities that include civic groups, educational institutions, faith-based organizations, health and mental health care providers, local government, and non-profit agencies.


CoCs are charged with promoting and implementing evidence-based, best, promising, and emerging practices for preventing and ending homelessness. California CoCs receive approximately $400 million each year through the CoC Program to help fund these practices. For more information click on the following link:


Continuums of Care (CoC) by geographic regions, comparisons of year to year point-in-time counts, counts of chronically homeless persons, veterans, and number of permanent supportive housing beds by CoC, and more.

CoCs 101

Learn the basics about what Continuums of Care (CoCs) are and how they function in the work to end homelessness for people in California. Learn about who is part of a CoC, where their funding comes from, and what they do.


Inventories of Continuums of Care (CoC) by HMIS vendors, Collaborative Applicants/Administrative Entities, System Performance Measures, CoCs that conduct HUD required biennial unsheltered counts, CoCs that  conduct annual unsheltered counts, and more.