The mission of the Continuum of Care is to lead, develop and implement strategies and resources to end homelessness. The Continuum of Care shall elect a Board of Directors, hereafter called the Membership Council, to be governed by a Governance Charter. The CoC Membership Council is the decision making body of the CoC. The Governance Charter shall provide procedures for:
- Invitation, selection, term and conduct of Continuum of Care board membership and leadership;
- Establishment of committees and the appointment and duties of members;
- Board meeting frequency, reporting and public participation requirements; and
- Charter review and approval.
Older membership council minutes and agendas can be found on the archives page
FY17 HUD Continuum of Care Competition Information
FY2017 TX-503 Final HUD NOFA Collaborative Application (FY2017 CoC Collaborative Application)
FY2017 Continuum of Care Project Ranking (FY2017 CoC Project Ranking)
2017 Grant Inventory Worksheet (CoC_GIW_CoC_TX-503-2017_TX_2017_20170405)-Please note, any changes submitted have not yet been approved and are pending. Will post the revised version once approved by the HUD Field Office.
FY2017 Austin/Travis County CoC NOFA Bidders Conference July 20, 2017 (PowerPoint Presentation)
2017 NOFA Policy Requirements and General Section-https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/5234/fy-2017-nofa-policy-requirements-and-general-section/
2017 HUD CoC Program Registration- https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/5308/fy-2017-coc-program-registration-notice/
HUD Continuum of Care Program Interim Rule: https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/2035/coc-program-interim-rule-formatted-version/
TX-503 Austin/Travis County Continuum of Care Local Application: FY17 Local Application Instructions
TX-503 Austin/Travis County FY17 Continuum of Care Local Online Application: https://austinecho.communityforce.com
May 11, 2017 FY17 CoC Bidders Conference PowerPoint (PowerPoint)
Membership Council Minutes 2017
Membership Council November 2017 ( Minutes | Agenda)
Membership Council October 2017 ( Minutes | Agenda)
Membership Council September 2017 ( Minutes | Agenda)
Membership Council August 2017 ( Minutes | Agenda)
Membership Council July 2017 ( Minutes | Agenda)
Membership Council June 2017 ( Minutes | Agenda)
Membership Council May 2017 ( Minutes | Agenda)
Membership Council April 2017 ( Minutes | Agenda)
Membership Council March 2017 ( Minutes | Agenda)
Membership Council February 2017 ( Minutes | Agenda)
Membership Council January 2017 (Minutes | Agenda)
TX 503 - Austin/Travis County Continuum of Care - Manual of Policy and Procedures
CoC News & Announcements
Instructional guides and resources are provided to assist CoC Collaborative Applicants and individual project applicants with completing the annual electronic applications for homeless assistance funding in e-snaps. Instructional guides and resources on this page are organized under four tabs: General Resources, Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) and CoC Registration, CoC Program Competition – Collaborative Applicants, and CoC Program Competition – Project Applicants.
View FAQs for the Continuum of Care Program Competition.
If you have questions related to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition, please consult the following AAQ question pools for each category of questions:
· e-snaps technical issues; grant awards, agreements, or amendments; or the CoC Program Competition (the NOFA, CoC Application, CoC Priority Listings, or Project Applications) questionsshould be submitted to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the e-snapsAAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
· CoC Interim Rule or policy related questions should be submitted to the CoC Program Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
Provides templates for Project Applicants to mock up responses that will then be entered into the e-snapssystem.
Accompanies the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA and identifies high-level changes and new information.
Provides guidance to CoCs for question 2A-6 of the FY 2017 CoC Application, which asks how many AHAR tables (i.e., ES-ind, ES-family, etc.) were accepted and used in the 2016 AHAR.
Provides instructions for accessing the 2017 CoC Program Competition Report in HDX which is needed to respond to FY 2017 CoC Application questions.
Provides CoCs with information for question 1C-4 of the FY 2017 CoC Application, which asks about Public Housing Agencies’ (PHAs) progress on serving homeless households for the five largest PHAs that are located within a CoC’s geography.
Provides the Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN) amounts applicable to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition. The PPRN amounts are based on the geographic codes located within each CoC’s jurisdiction with the corresponding need amounts.
Provides the Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN), Estimated ARD, Estimated ARD at 94 percent (Tier 1), CoC Planning, and Permanent Housing Bonus amounts for each CoC listed.
Updated: Project Rating and Ranking Tool
Assists CoCs in evaluating projects and setting ranking priorities by using objective, performance-based scoring. This tool was recently updated on July 26, 2017 to reflect small changes made to the bonus project treatment.