Continuum of Care

Continuum of Care Compliance

To help agencies ensure their funded programs are compliant with local, state and federal standards, we have provided the following references to guidelines for homeless service projects by funding source. 

Sonoma County CoC Governance Charter

This Governance Charter and associated Policies and Procedures memorialize how stakeholders meet the federally-defined responsibilities of operating a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care as found in the Program Rule at 24 CFR Part 578. As described, HUD empowers and expects the Sonoma Continuum of Care to lead local policy and program development around homelessness. The CoC also determines the Collaborative Applicant (the agency that coordinates the CoC’s HUD application, among other things), Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) provider, Coordinated Entry operator, and the lead administrative agency.

Sonoma County CoC Governance Charter December 29, 2021(PDF: 558 kB)

Continuum of Care: Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronic Homeless

As of January 16, 2016, Continuum of Care Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects are required to serve persons that are chronically homeless and may only accept new program participants that meet this definition (either 100% dedicated or dedicatedPLUS). Please refer to the Guide and verification packets to ensure compliance.

Funding Competition

HUD Seal

Information on the CoC national competition and previous award recipients

Contact Information

Michael Gause

Ending Homelessness Manager

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Mail Address

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

1440 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

HUD Exchange

HUD Exchange Resource Library

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Find useful training materials, FAQ and reports from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Continuum of Care (CoC)

Learn More About Continuum of Care

Continuum of Care Board

CoC's goal is to achieve Functional Zero homelessness using a Housing First model.