Nebraska Balance of State Continuum of Care

The Nebraska Balance of State Continuum of Care meets via Zoom at 10:00 am to 11:30 am on the 2nd Friday of each month. For more information, please contact the Continuum of Care Planning Manager, Jay Schalk, at

A Continuum of Care System is a community and regional-based process that provides a comprehensive and coordinated housing and service delivery system. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) initiated the Continuum of Care process in 1994. The process promotes a coordinated, strategic planning approach for programs that assist families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

A Continuum of Care System has the goal of stably housing all persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in appropriate housing. This means identifying all homeless and at risk of homeless populations in communities, understanding their needs, and building a comprehensive and responsive system.

A Continuum of Care System helps communities and regions strategically plan for and provide a balance of emergency, transitional, and permanent housing and service resources to address the needs of people who are homeless so they can make the critical transition from homelessness to jobs, independent living, and permanent housing. It is widely recognized that homelessness is not due to just a lack of shelter. Homelessness encompasses a wide range of conditions and involves a variety of unmet needs as well as underlying economic, physical, and social challenges.

Communities and regions that adopt a Continuum of Care system recognize the importance of all components of a Continuum of Care: prevention, outreach, intake and assessment, emergency shelter, transitional programs, supportive housing, permanent housing and all appropriate support services.

The Nebraska Balance of State CoC opens local FY 2023 CoC Program Funding Competition July 14, 2023

The Nebraska Balance of State CoC seeks organizations interested in applying for new and/or renewal projects for consideration in the HUD FY 2023 CoC Program Competition.

  • The Deadline for Renewal Project Applications is August 18, 2023
  • The Deadline for New Project Applications is August 25, 2023

The Nebraska Balance of State CoC approved Consolidated Application for FY 2023 CoC Program Competition

  • Review the Approved Consolidated Application and Approved Priority Listings for Reallocation forms and all New, Renewal, and Replacement Project Listings at FY 2023 Application Listing
  • For comments or questions about the Approved Application, e-mail