York County Continuum of Care (CoC)
The York County Continuum of Care was created in 2011 as a single county Continuum with HUD approval. A Continuum of Care (CoC) is a local or regional planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals. In 1995, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) instructed communities that they had to apply for federal homeless funding through a coordinated process - and the CoC was born.
- 1 p.m.
- 4th Thursday of every month
- United Way offices
800 E King Street
York, PA 17403
November and December meetings each year may be moved to the third Thursday and may have another location. Changes in location and dates are provided on the previous month's agenda.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Natalie Williams, United Way of York County (Chair)
- Melissa Gosnell, Educating Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) (Vice-Chair)
Members & Participants
Members of the CoC represent service providers and are self-appointed. The CoC is charged with the planning to end homelessness in York County, managing the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and coordinating and applying for funding for projects to end homelessness. Participants range from those who work in homeless serving housing or service projects to healthcare, government, and other interested parties, including those who are homeless or formerly homeless.
History of the York City/County Continuum of Care (CoC)
From 1996 to 2004, York City and County operated a local, county-wide CoC Committee and HUD application process, however, it was determined that additional dollars may be available for our community if York joined the Central/Altoona Regional Housing Advisory Board - a regional group of counties in central Pennsylvania that would apply for HUD funding together.
Regional Planning Process
From 2005 to 2010, York participated in this regional planning process. In 2010, it was determined that York should again bring their planning and application process back to a more local, county-wide practice and so in 2011 the York City and County Continuum of Care was brought back. York County Planning Commission serves as the government liaison (or CoC Lead Agency) for the County of York in the HUD application process and the CoC Committee and plays an active role in determining plans to prevent and end homelessness in York County.
If you are homeless and seeking housing solutions in York County, please reach out to 211. The York County Planning Commission does not offer any direct housing services, instead of providing funding to community organizations to provide housing services.