The Balance of State Continuum of Care coverage area include 42 of Alabama 67 Counties: 𝐵𝑎𝑟𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑟, 𝐵𝑖𝑏𝑏, 𝐵𝑙𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡, 𝐵𝑢𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑟, 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑡𝑜𝑛, 𝐶ℎ𝑜𝑐𝑡𝑎𝑤, 𝐶𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑒, 𝐶𝑙𝑎𝑦, 𝐶𝑙𝑒𝑏𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑒, 𝐶𝑜𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑒, 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑢ℎ, 𝐶𝑜𝑜𝑠𝑎, 𝐶𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑡𝑜𝑛, 𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑤, 𝐶𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑚𝑎𝑛, 𝐷𝑎𝑙𝑒, 𝐷𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑠, 𝐸𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑚𝑏𝑖𝑎, 𝐹𝑎𝑦𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒, 𝐺𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑎, 𝐺𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑛𝑒, 𝐻𝑎𝑙𝑒, 𝐻𝑒𝑛𝑟𝑦, 𝐻𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑛, 𝐽𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑠𝑜𝑛, 𝐿𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑟, 𝐿𝑒𝑒, 𝑀𝑎𝑐𝑜𝑛, 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑜, 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙, 𝑀𝑜𝑛𝑟𝑜𝑒, 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑦, 𝑃𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑒𝑛𝑠, 𝑃𝑖𝑘𝑒, 𝑅𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑙𝑝ℎ, 𝑆𝑢𝑚𝑡𝑒𝑟, 𝑇𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑔𝑎, 𝑇𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑝𝑜𝑜𝑠𝑎, 𝑊𝑎𝑙𝑘𝑒𝑟, 𝑊𝑎𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑡𝑜𝑛 and 𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑐𝑜𝑥 counties.
To be eligible for HOUSE 507 services individuals must be “homeless”, based on category 1 of the “homeless” definition found at 24 CFR 576.2. In addition, to be eligible for the following activities, individuals must be moving into a housing unit that meets ESG standards for permanent housing (24 CFR 576.403(c)) and lead-based paint standards (24 CFR 576.403(a)) in compliance with federal ESG (24 CFR 576.104, 576.105, 576.106)
The Alabama Balance of State Continuum of Care is the group composed of representatives of relevant organizations that are organized to plan for and provide, as necessary, a system of outreach, engagement, and assessment; emergency shelter; rapid rehousing; transitional housing; permanent housing; and prevention strategies to assess the various needs of homeless or at risk of homelessness persons in the Alabama Balance of State geographic area. The Alabama Balance of State Continuum of Care serves as the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’S) recognized decision making body for the Continuum rule at 24 CRF 578, Subpart B. entitled” Establishing and Operating a Continuum of Care.”.
CoC funding serves homeless populations through Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), Transitional Housing (TH), Rapid Re-Housing (RRH), Supportive Services, HMIS Projects, and is accessed through an annual application process.
Responsible for coordinating and implementing a homeless response system to meet the needs of persons experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness
For additional information regarding the differences between CoC and ESG Rapid Re-Housing, please refer to the HUD published document
The Alabama Balance of State CoC adopted a Strategic Plan to End Homelessness. This plan embraces bold goals and describes various concrete strategies for achieving these goals, which include reducing and ending homelessness among various subpopulations.
The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) calls for enhanced cooperation between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level. To support these partnerships and the vulnerable households served, HUD and its partners are issuing guidance from subject matter experts on best practices and lessons learned.