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The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. As a part of the program, HUD awards grants annually to nonprofit providers, state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families.

Sacramento Steps Forward is the lead agency for the CoC in Sacramento and convenes the 25 member CoC Advisory Board, made up of local stakeholders committed to ending homelessness. The Advisory Board includes nonprofit providers, advocates, people who have experienced homelessness, local government leaders, business leaders, law enforcement, and more.

Cumulatively, the Continuum of Care program houses thousands of people each year and is the single largest housing program for people experiencing homelessness.

Program Successes
On any given night, the Sacramento Homeless Continuum of Care retains housing for more than 2,000 people who previously experienced homelessness and throughout the year, newly houses thousands more.
Housing Resource Access Points: Newly developed Housing Resource Access Points provide people experiencing homelessness with scheduled appointments with trained staff to learn about resources that may be available to them and to be assessed for housing programs managed by the Continuum of Care. Access Points provide an economy of scale that cannot be matched by the Street Case Management Teams.
Program Successes
Housing Resource Access Points served 221 households in 2018 including 91 families, 122 individuals, and 10 transitional aged youth. Our primary metric for success is connection to housing and in that regard we were highly successful, moving 64 families and individuals into housing or transitional housing. In addition we provided 542 supportive services.
Everyday, our Navigators provide street case management services in the community, helping people end their cycle of homelessness using best practice strategies that have been honed by experience and time. Our team embraces the notion that that every situation is unique and no two solutions are the same. Trust, honesty, and hope guide our work.
Program Successes
- In 2017, our Navigators housed 754 individuals and families who were homeless.
- In addition, they made 1,643 linkages to identification documents
- 590 connections to a primary care provider
- 510 connections to mental health treatment
- 168 connections to alcohol and drug treatment
- 405 connections to health insurance programs