CHP serves as the lead agency for the PPCoC and assists with establishing a planning body and leadership structure, data management, conducting CoC planning and operations, and preparing the application for federal CoC Program funding.
Continuum of Care
A CoC is a community plan to organize and deliver housing and services to meet the needs of people who are homeless as they move to stable housing and maximize self-sufficiency. A CoC includes:
CoCs track and manage homelessness in their area. One of most important activities entrusted to CoCs is the biannual count of people experiencing homelessness and an annual enumeration of emergency systems, transitional housing units, and beds that make up the homeless assistance systems. These counts provide an overview of the state of homelessness in a region, and offer the information necessary to redirect services, funding, and resources as necessary to improve the delivery of services. The CoC also manages these services, offering both prevention strategies and assistance programs to assist those at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.
About the PPCoC
The Pikes Peak Continuum of Care (PPCoC) is the local decision-making group whose purpose and scope is to implement community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness in El Paso County, Colorado.
HUD CoC NOFA
The CoC NOFA is a process for awarding funds to non-profit providers, states, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth. CHP is the collaborative applicant for the PPCoC.
Resources and Reports
The PPCoC produces a number of Federally required reports to measure programmatic success in ending homelessness in El Paso County, CO. Reports include: the Point-In-Time survey (PIT), Housing Inventory Count (HIC), and System Performance Measures (SPM).
Homeless Management Information System
A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.
Coordinated Entry (CE) ensures that all people experiencing homelessness have fair and equal access to housing and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred to, and connected to housing and services based on their vulnerabilities.