Continuum of Care

News and Announcements

Update to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program Competition

  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program Competition is now open. The details of the funding opportunity are outlined below. 
  • HUD Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) provides information about the following programs through two new listservs accessible on the HUD website:
    • Continuum of Care (CoC) Program;
    • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs;
    • Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP);
    • Other Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) developed by SNAPS; and
    • Any other information related to SNAPS programs and the work to end homelessness.
  •  Sign up for these two listservs to receive important information regarding the FY 2021 CoC Program Competition:

Information and guidance produced by HUD technical assistance providers regarding SNAPS programs remains on the HUD Exchange and new information will continue to appear. Documents and communication written by SNAPS will no longer be sent through the HUD Exchange listserv. 

Loudoun County Unmet Housing Needs Strategic Planning Process Underway

Loudoun County is developing an Unmet Housing Needs Strategic Plan whose purpose it to define how the county will address unmet housing needs in a systematic and comprehensive way with integrated programs. The plan will also aim to identify housing targets over the short term - the next five years - and the long term. Get involved and learn more

Continuum of Care Overview

The Loudoun County Continuum of Care (CoC) is a community coalition of public, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations that provide a variety of shelter and support services to persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The overarching goal of the group is to ensure that there is a continuum of services to meet the needs of homeless persons in the community. The group meets monthly. Loudoun County Department of Family Services provides staff support to the Continuum of Care.

Services for Those In Need

Key Activities of the CoC

  • Collects data about homelessness in Loudoun County; Conducts annual Point-in-Time homeless count in January
  • Maintains homeless management information system (HMIS)
  • Operates the Coordinated Entry System to assist those experiencing a housing crisis.
  • Provides a forum for service providers to network and to collaborate on funding applications for homeless services.

Membership Application

Please complete a membership form if you would like to be a member of the Loudoun County Continuum of Care (CoC). Send the completed forms by mail or e-mail to the Continuum of Care Lead, Loudoun County Department of Family Services, 102 Heritage Way, NE, Leesburg, VA, 20175 or email jennifer.hope@loudoun.gov.

  1. Funding Opportunities
  2. Programs & Partnerships
  3. CoC Meeting Schedule
  4. Resources

Fiscal Year 2021 HUD Continuum of Care Program Competition is Now Open

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) posted the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition on August 18, 2021. For the FY21 CoC Program Competition, the Loudoun County CoC (VA-602) is eligible to apply for up to $178,836 for renewal and new projects. This includes:

  • Permanent Supportive Housing Project - $16,384
  • Permanent Supportive Housing Reallocation Project - $162,452

Letter of Intent to Apply

Organizations within and outside the county are equally encouraged to apply. Those interested in applying must submit a 'Letter of Intent to Apply' to the CoC Lead, Jennifer Hope, at jennifer.hope@loudoun.gov no later than 5:00PM on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. 

Information Sessions

Organizations interested in applying or learning more about the NOFA process are encouraged to attend a two-hour ‘How to Apply’ online information session. These sessions will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021 and Friday, September 10, 2021; registration is required. Email CoC Lead, Jennifer Hope, at jennifer.hope@loudoun.gov to register. 

Competition Information

Organizations interested in applying should carefully review each of the following resources prior to submitting a 'Letter of Intent to Apply' to ensure that the organization meets all eligibility criteria for programming and supportive services: 

Organizations are also encouraged to monitor the HUD CoC Competition webpage and subscribe to their mailing list for additional NOFA publication information: 

Contact Information

For questions or more information, contact the Continuum of Care Coordinator, Jennifer Hope, by email at jennifer.hope@loudoun.gov or by phone at 703-771-5881.