TAMPA/HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE (COC) DOCUMENTS
As the lead agency for the Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC, we want to ensure transparency and easy access to important CoC related documents and reports that are key components of organizing and delivering an effective system of housing and services to reduce and end homelessness in our community:
Housing Inventory Count Chart (HIC):
The Housing Inventory Count Chart is completed by THHI staff, in conjunction with providers, as part of the homeless count and submitted annually to HUD. The HIC collects information about all of the beds and units within our CoC dedicated solely for individuals and families who are literally homeless.
Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC Policies:
The HEARTH Act amendments to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act codified in law the role and functions of the CoC to address homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a system of housing and services that addresses those needs. Each community is required to establish a CoC in compliance with the new (HUD) CoC Program interim rule.
It is the responsibility of each CoC to establish written policies, procedures, and standards to carry out their functions that are tailored to the specific needs and resources within their community AND are in accordance with the federal CoC regulations.
Continuum of Care Policies and Procedures (Coming soon)
(For more information about HUD’s CoC regulations visit HUD’s CoC Program User Guides, Tools, and Webinars webpage.)
Promoting Health In Homeless Shelters:
The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County created the Promoting Health in Homeless Shelters (PHHS) workgroup under the auspices of THHI to bring awareness to the threat of TB and other communicable diseases that disproportionately affect the homeless population. This was in response to the increase in tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks among homeless populations across the U.S., including Jacksonville, Florida. The goal of the workgroup is to create a plan to prevent a major TB outbreak in homeless shelters in the Tampa/Hillsborough County community.
Frequently Requested CoC Information and Forms:
Easily and quickly access some of the most requested CoC information and forms such as income limits, homeless verification form, and more.