TAMPA/HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE (CoC) MEMBERSHIP
A high-performing Continuum of Care is dependent upon an active and engaged membership working together in a coordinated and collaborative manner to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in their community.
The organizations, entities and individuals who are regularly “at the table” demonstrate their commitment to the overall CoC’s efforts to develop and implement best practices that meet the duties and responsibilities required of a CoC.
Active CoC Members:
Organizations, entities and individuals who have attended at least eighty percent (80%) of CoC meetings, and maintain at least eighty percent (80%) attendance in at least one CoC Committee in the past calendar year.
The list below includes the organizations that met this criteria 1st Quarter 2023:
Bay Area Legal Services
Children's Board of Hillsborough County
City of Tampa
Dawning Family Services
EPIC (Empath Partners in Care)
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO)
Hope on the Horizon
New Beginnings of Tampa
Reach Up, Inc.
The Resource Empowerment Centre
Senior Connection Center
St. Vincent de Paul CARES
Tampa Housing Authority
Failure to meet and maintain participation thresholds will result in forfeiture of an organizations CoC active status. The minimum participation threshold is not applicable to funders of the CoC.
The membership year, for determining 80 percent participation shall be based on the previous, rolling 12-month period. When the CoC standing/sub-committees participation requirement is implemented on January 1, 2018, the same membership year will be utilized.
Non-Active/Participating CoC Members:
Organizations, entities, and individuals who have attended at least one (1) CoC meeting in the past calendar year, but have not met the Active CoC Member criteria. Click here to see a list of non-active/participating CoC members.
Membership in the Tampa/Hillsborough County Continuum of Care (CoC) is open to any organization – nonprofit, for-profit, or governmental entity – committed to ending homelessness or assisting people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless within the Tampa/Hillsborough County area.
CoC Membership Application:
Applications for membership shall be submitted, using the CoC Membership Application, to THHI, the CoC lead agency at info@THHI.org, and are subject to approval by a majority vote of the Executive Planning Committee. Each member organization must serve on at least one of the eight CoC standing/subcommittees.
Annually each member organization shall verify its membership information by November 30th, by submitting the CoC’s membership form to info@THHI.org indicating changes or no changes.
CoC Member Request for CoC Support Letter:
As the lead agency/collaborative application for the Tampa/Hillsborough County Continuum of Care, the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative, we receive requests from partners, participating, and active CoC member agencies for letters of CoC support for funding applications related to new, expanded, and renewal projects.
THHI has a responsibility to help ensure that projects being developed and/or renewed are aligned with the CoC’s, state, and federal priorities, with a commitment to the implementation of best and next practices, and high-performance standards. To ensure a consistent and transparent process for the provision of support letters, THHI has established the process outlined below.
All requests for support letters must include a completed “Request for CoC Support Letter” form, along with a draft letter. Whenever possible, the request should be submitted to THHI no less than 7 business days prior to the date the letter is needed.
Also, the request for support letters must include a copy of or link to the open NOFO/RFP/RFA.
In completing the letter of support, THHI uses objective information to document the agency’s level of participation in the CoC and the UNITY Information Network (HMIS).
For further instructions and to access the request form, please click here.