Addressing Ada County's Homelessness - Continuum of Care


Are you experiencing homelessness?

To access homelessness assistance services, call Our Path Home at 208-495-4240. Our Path Home serves as the Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care’s centralized system for Ada County residents in need of housing services.

2-1-1 Idaho CareLine is a free statewide community information and referral service that provides a comprehensive database of programs that offer free or low cost health and human services or social services, such as rental assistance, energy assistance, medical assistance, food and clothing, child care resources, emergency shelter, and more.

What is the Continuum of Care?

The Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care (CoC) is the system in Ada County designed to help people experiencing homelessness or those at imminent risk of experiencing homelessness. The CoC coordinates a wide-range of housing and service providers, from prevention and emergency shelter to permanent housing. To receive federal McKinney-Vento funds, the CoC is required to implement a system of outreach, assessment, evaluation, emergency shelter, housing, supportive services, and prevention strategies.

The CoC is guided by the United States Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) regulations and priorities in addition to local needs and strategies. The City of Boise serves as the lead agency for the CoC. In this role, the city performs administrative, planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation duties on behalf of the CoC and also serves as the collaborative applicant for McKinney-Vento funds.


The CoC will have in place a systemic response that ensures homelessness is prevented whenever possible, and is otherwise a rare, brief, and one-time experience.


End homelessness in Ada County.

2017-2018 Action Plan