Addressing Ada County's Homelessness - Continuum of Care
What is the Continuum of Care?
The Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care (CoC) is a group of community members who are responsible for the planning and implementation of interventions to prevent and reduce homelessness in Ada County. The plan to prevent and reduce homelessness includes a system of outreach, engagement, and assessment; emergency shelter; rapid re-housing; transitional housing; permanent housing and prevention strategies.
. The CoC's priorities combine both the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act and local planning processes.
- The City’s Role
As the lead agency for the Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care, the City of Boise coordinates communication, facilitates meetings, and manages strategy development, annual reporting, and HUD application oversight. The City contracts with Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) to manage the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) used to meet data collection, management, and reporting standards on client data and housing and services provided.
- Executive Committee
The Executive Committee provides governance of the Continuum of Care, manages the Strategic Plan, and evaluates the Coordinating Team’s recommendations for implementation.
- Coordinating Team
The Coordinating Team members include provider and community organizations, local governments, and citizens who are engaged in the initiatives to prevent and reduce homelessness. The Coordinating Team memberss particpate in working groups to implement the Continuum of Care strategic plan.
- Working Groups
Working groups include Coordinated Entry, Fair Housing, Funding Development, Housing and Performance Measurement.
For more information or to inquire about meeting times and/or membership, please contact Stephanie Day at 208-570-6845.