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.


Kings/Tulare Federal FY13/14 Q1 System & Program Level Indicator Report Released

The System and Program Level Indicator Report evaluates system and program level performance using the Continuum’s established performance standards. The report includes programs funded through the Continuum of Care program, Emergency Solutions Grant, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, as well as programs that voluntarily participate in the Kings/Tulare Homeless Management Information System (KTHMIS). Evaluation of these programs is based on performance standards established by the Continuum and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

By setting performance standards that measure bed utilization, length of stay, income, housing outcomes, and recidivism, the Continuum is able to monitor the success of each provider and system as a whole.

FY 2014 CoC Program Registration Notice is Now Posted: e-snaps is Now Open

The Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Opportunity to Register and Other Important Information for Electronic Application Submission for the FY 2014 Component of the 2013 - 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition is posted to the OneCPD Resource Exchange. In addition, the modified FY 2014 CoC Registration forms are live in e-snaps. The modified FY 2014 CoC Registration process is only open for 20 days and will close at 7:59:59 pm ET on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

HUD strongly encourages all Collaborative Applicants, CoC stakeholders, Project Applicants, and Project Sub-recipients to read the FY 2014 CoC Program Registration Notice in its entirety. Collaborative Applicants should carefully review Section III. Completing the Registration Process of the Notice prior to starting the modified FY 2014 CoC Registration process in e-snaps. HUD has posted the CoC Registration and CoC Review Instructional Guide and the CoC Applicant Profile Instructional Guide to the CoC Program Competition: e-snaps Resources page on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.

Save the Date! First Meeting of Central Valley Homeless Roundtable

Message from HomeBase
In the ten years of the Northern California/Central Valley Homeless Roundtable, we have often struggled to find a location that meets everyone's needs. Norther California and Central Valley is a big place! In this vein, we will be hosting a separate meeting for the Central Valley CoCs on October 3, 2014 in Merced, to make attendance possible for more people from the southern end of the Roundtable's membership.
For now, this is a one-time meeting to gauge interest and possibility, and we wanted to make sure to get it on your calendars if it is something you'd be interested in attending.

Central Valley Homeless Roundtable
Merced City Hall, Sam Pipes Room
678 W. 18th Street
Merced, CA

Friday, October 3, 2014
Topics TBA

An opportunity for networking, information sharing, and training with CoCs, homeless housing and service providers, and other stakeholders ending homelessness in the Central Valley.  Please plan to attend!