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 Assessment and Housing Placement System (CAHP) 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

 

 

 

PPCoC Governance

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

Past HUD CoC NOFA


Continuum of Care Consolidated Applications:

 

Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement (CAHP)

The Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement (CAHP) 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.” CAHP provides timely access to appropriate resources through a centralized, equitable, person-centered process that preserves choice, dignity, and transparency.

 

The CAHP 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.

CAHP Resources

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.

 

CAHP VI-SPDAT Training:


VI-SPDAT Materials:


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