Key Partners • City of Greensboro – NDD • Guilford County Continuum of Care
Greensboro should continue to engage with the Guilford County CoC and encourage strategy and policy development. CoC engagement is crucial to designing countywide polices attuned to the needs of the City’s vulnerable populations.
The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a working collaboration of multiple agencies that provide services to homeless households and works to prevent households from becoming homeless. The program is designed by HUD to promote greater coordination of services with the goal of ending homelessness on a regional level. A CoC consists of the lead organization, a Membership Board made up from member service agencies, and the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) point of contact. The Membership Board is responsible for developing strategies, goals, and programs in accordance with HUD guidance and regulations for homelessness prevention and services. The City should continue its role with the Guilford County CoC to encourage countywide strategy and policy development regarding supportive services. In this capacity, NDD should work to evaluate the current CoC structure in terms of providing data, systems, and outcomes in meeting the needs of the City’s homeless population.
1. Prioritize rapid rehousing to rapidly exit people from homelessness
2. Continue active engagement as a Guilford County CoC member