Pikes Peak Continuum of Care (PPCoC)


A Continuum of Care (CoC) is a collaborative funding and planning approach that helps communities plan for and provide a full range of emergency, transitional and permanent housing and other service resources to address the various needs of homeless persons. As an entity, a CoC serves three main purposes:


  1. To develop a long-term strategic plan and manage a year-round planning effort that addresses the identified needs of homeless individuals and households; the availability and accessibility of existing housing and services; and the opportunities for linkages with mainstream housing and services resources.

  2. To prepare an application for funds are made available through a national competition announced each year in HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (known as the HUD CoC NOFA).

  3. To oversee the Coordinated Entry (CE) to assess the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness and match them to appropriate housing interventions.

Pikes Peak Continuum of Care (CO-504) encompasses El Paso County Colorado.


For more information about the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), training and reporting, see Community Information Systems.

For information on the current HMIS RFP process, see HMIS RFP information.




PPCoC Governance

PPCoC Governing Board






Approved CoC Board Meeting Minutes June 2 2017

Approved CoC Board Meeting Minutes June 28 2017


Current Documents

Pikes Peak Continuum of Care Charter – adopted 10/2/2014; revised 9/8/2016


Pikes Peak Continuum of Care Strategic Plan – Visual (4/14/2016)

This is the visual representation of the CoC’s 10 year strategic plan (2016-2026)


Pikes Peak Continuum of Care Strategic Plan – Working Master Plan (4/14/2016)

This document is a work in progress and will be updated regularly as committees and work groups are formed to address specific strategies and tactics. New versions will be noted with a new date, so check back periodically.


Pikes Peak Continuum of Care Membership Meeting Presentation (4/14/2016)

This is the presentation given at the PPCoC membership meeting in April 2016.


Archived Documents

Coordinated Entry (CE)

The Coordinated Entry (CE) process was designed to implement the Pikes Peak Continuum of Care’s vision to “have a durable system of places and programs to ensure that all people facing homelessness have access to housing and the supportive services to sustain their quality of life.” CE provides timely access to appropriate resources through a centralized, equitable, person-centered process that preserves choice, dignity, and transparency.


The CE process includes:


  1. ASSESSMENT: In order to prioritize those most vulnerable and in need of help, we will use the Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization And Decision Assistance Tool version 2.0 developed by OrgCode and Community Solutions. This tool provides a starting point for case conferencing as a community.

  2. ASSISTANCE: Community service providers will help individuals to move toward a housing solution. This includes obtaining documents, developing a housing plan, providing case management and referral services, etc.

  3. ASSIGNMENT: Service providers will meet for case conferencing and “match” individuals with the appropriate housing resource or program.

Coordinated entry

The VI-SPDAT Assessments were created and are maintained by OrgCode and Community Solutions. Training materials on the VI-SPDAT Assessments are available at OrgCode’s web site. To view OrgCode’s free materials, you must create an account and add the training/materials to a cart. There is NO charge.


Coordinated Entry--Policies, Implementation and Procedures Manual 1.23.2018


CE VI-SPDAT Training and Agreement:


CE User Agreement

VI-SPDAT Materials:

PPCoC Resources

PPCoC Daily Shelter Census—click here to view document

PPCoC Support Services List—click here to view it


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