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Our website is under construction

In the meantime we will continue to post important updates here and on our facebook page.
For more information, please contact us directly at admin@mtcoc.org or send us a message here.

Updates

Training: Equal Access, LGBTQIA+, and Family Separation

HUD’s Equal Access rules ensures that all individuals – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity – have equal access to HUD’s Department of Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs, shelters, benefits, services and accommodations. Here is a terrific YouTube video and accompanying training slide deck on Equal Access requirements and strategies to provide all individuals who interact with CoC funded agencies with a safe, healthy, inclusive, affirming and discrimination-free environment.

2021 NOFO Process

A Scorecard Committee consisting of five voting members are assisted by a national technical assistance consultant to review past scorecards and the current NOFO to develop the scoring criteria and point valuations for the 2021 Competition. Separate scoring are developed for new and renewal project applications as well as for Domestic Violence (DV) and non DV projects.  The draft scorecards are then presented to the MT CoC Coalition Board of Directors for discussion, change and final adoption.  

About The Montana Continuum of Care Coalition

Working to end homelessness in Montana through effective leadership and collaboration

As a Continuum of Care (CoC) Coalition, we are responsible for local, regional, and statewide coordination of housing and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) lists four essential components of a Continuum of Care:  

Outreach and Assessment to determine needs of the homeless population

Emergency Shelter (ES) as a safe alternative for individuals and families

Transitional Housing (TH) w/supportive services for successful permanent housing

Permanent Housing (PH) and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) to help individuals and families remain housed.

In addition to coordinating a statewide housing and service system, we provide outreach, engagement, assessment, and prevention strategies across twelve districts in Montana.

Our primary functions include an annual analysis of needs and services available in Montana, participating in the Consolidated Plan within the CoC geographic area, and consulting, reporting, and evaluation for The Emergency Solutions Grant.

MTCoC also facilitates a collaborative process for HUD grant applications, maintains HUD HMIS systems to collect and report homelessness data, and establishes priorities for funding projects while measuring overall performance of this system.

The CoC’s HMIS responsibilities involve designating an HMIS Management Lead, approving HMIS privacy policy, security and data quality plans, facilitating consistent participation of grant recipients and subrecipients, and ensuring HMIS compliance.

Find more on HMIS Guidelines here.

Montana CoC Districts
Our partners and participants include:

non-profit homeless assistance providers

non-profit victim service providers

city, county, and state government agencies

faith-based groups

public housing agencies

school districts and universities

mental health agencies and hospitals

businesses

affordable housing developers

organizations serving veterans

currently and formerly homeless individuals

law enforcement

The Montana Continuum of Care Coalition considers digital accessibility vital in today’s landscape.  As we continue the construction of this new website, we will strive to ensure that our platform is navigable, actionable and consumable by people with varying physical and cognitive impairments.  We are striving to set forth a clear plan to achieve and maintain digital accessibility.  We will do everything in our power to ensure that our website,  electronic documents, services and materials meet accessibility standards throughout the year.

If you feel that this platform or other CoC communications are not meeting standards or can be improved, please let us know.  If you need a document in a different accessible format, please email:  admin@mtcoc.org.