The Kings/Tulare Continuum of Care on Homelessness is a consortium of partners that includes homeless service providers, advocacy groups, government agencies and homeless individuals who are working together to address the housing and support service needs of the homeless in this region of the San Joaquin Valley.

The issues associated with the homeless can be complicated. Solutions to resolve these problems require considerable time, energy and financial resources. If you wish to contribute your time and talents to this effort and have a common vision of providing housing and support services to the homeless, we welcome your support.

The concept of a "Continuum of Care" seeks to address all aspects of homelessness including the needs of all of the homeless sub-populations, and uses a collaborative approach resulting in a set of goals that are shared by a broad range of participants in the community. A fully developed Continuum of Care system includes five fundamental components: outreach and assessment; emergency shelter; transitional housing; permanent housing; and supportive services, including homeless prevention activities.

An effective Continuum of Care plan includes strategies to serve the specific needs of all the homeless subpopulations within the community and ensures that financial and other resources are used in a coordinated effort to provide the fill range of housing and service options needed to enable homeless persons to make the transition from the streets to stable work and environments and to achieve as high a level of self-sufficiency as possible.


The CoC is pleased to announce Every Door Open: A Coordinated Entry & Assessment System

The CoC is pleased to announce the implementation of Every Door Open: A Coordinated Entry & Assessment System Serving Kings/Tulare Counties.   The plan is a direct result of Federal regulations in the HEARTH Act that requires each Continuum of Care to implement a coordinated or centralized intake and assessment process within their respective region. 

2013/2014 HUD Continuum of Care Program NOFA Released

The Kings/Tulare Continuum of Care (CoC) is pleased to announce that a joint application will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funding under the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Program.

The total funding available for Kings/Tulare Counties for the 2013 Program Competition will be published within 72 hours upon notification from HUD, per Section II (B 10) of the NOFA.  The CoC combined application is due to HUD on February 3, 2014.  Interested applicants will need to follow the requirements and deadlines explained in the Letter of Intent (LOI) and Rating & Ranking Process documents. 

The NOFA can be obtained at the following link: https://www.onecpd.info/resource/3309/fy2013-fy2014coc-program-nofa/. If you have any questions or comments about the application, or are interested in applying, please contact Betsy McGovern-Garcia, K/T CoC HUD Consultant at betsymcgoo5@msn.com.

FY2013 HUD CoC Program Funding Recommendations

The Kings/Tulare Continuum of Care is pleased to announce the funding recommendations for the FY2013 HUD CoC Program competition.  Click here for the detailed list of projects that will be submitted as a part of the Consolidated Application for FY2013.

Project specific feedback and required corrections will be issued no later than Monday, January 20th.  The deadline for final applications to be submitted in e-snaps is 11:59 p.m. PST on January 24, 2014.

We understand the timeframe is short, and are available to answer questions and provide TA as needed.  Please contact Betsy McGovern-Garcia at betsymcgoo5@msn.com should you have any HUD application questions.  For questions regarding HMIS, required Continuum agreements or the Coordinated Entry & Assessment participation, please contact Machael Smith at msmith@kingstularecoc.org. 

A draft version of the Consolidated Application can be accessed here.