Continuum of Care (CoC)

Gaston, Lincoln, Cleveland Continuum of Care (G-L-C CoC)

The Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care (G-L-C CoC) is a collaborative network, not a standalone organization. It is authorized by federal legislation through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As such, the G-L-C CoC is served by a Lead Agency designated to carry out planning, evaluation, services coordination, administrative, data management, and funding application activities. HealthNet Gaston, a local nonprofit organization, has been designated by the G-L-C CoC membership as its Lead Agency. Ultimately, the purpose of the CoC is to assist communities in preventing, addressing, and ending homelessness.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) is a HUD report to the U.S. Congress that provides nationwide estimates of homelessness, including information about the demographic characteristics of homeless persons, service use patterns, and the capacity to house homeless persons. The report is based on Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data about persons who experience homelessness during a 12-month period, point-in-time counts of people experiencing homelessness on one day in January, and data about the inventory of shelter and housing available in a community.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs Dashboard Reports show CoC geographic areas and geographic coverage changes for the previous two program years and also include information on each CoC’s awards by award amount, program type, and renewal type. The reports contain summary data from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC), which provide a quick overview of a CoC’s performance in serving homeless individuals with their CoC awards.

Note: This report is based on information provided to HUD by CoCs in the CoC application and has not been independently verified by HUD.

Continuums of Care (CoCs) are required to conduct a Point-in-Time (PIT) count of people experiencing homelessness at least every other year. CoCs are also required to conduct an annual Housing Inventory Count (HIC), documenting the residential resources in their community dedicated to assisting people experiencing homelessness. The Notice outlines what CoCs are required to collect and report as part of their count process. The safety considerations were developed with our partners at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) to discuss how CoCs can safely conduct counts during COVID-19. The final link provides access to several resources developed by technical assistance providers to assist CoCs in conducting their counts.

The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve people experiencing homelessness (and, for permanent housing projects, where homeless at entry, per the HUD homeless definition), categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.


       2022 Continuum of Care Point-In-Time (PIT) Report
       2022 Continuum of Care Program HUD NOFO Notice
       2022 Continuum of Care Program-Timeline and Thresholds
       2022 Continuum of Care Program-HUD NOFO Applicant Scores
       2022 Continuum of Care Program-HUD Collaborative Application (NC-509)
       2022 ESG Public Notification
       2022 ESG Fair Share Explainer
       2022 ESG Application Information
       2022 ESG Project Application
       2022 ESG Thresholds
       2022 ESG Project Budgets
       2022 ESG RFA Timelines for NC509 GLC CoC
       Notice of Uniform Guidance Requirements
       2022 Nonprofit Reimbursement Application 
       2021 NC-509 Collaborative Application-FINAL
       2021 HUD Priority Listing
       2021 HUD NOFO-Accepted Projects
       2021 HUD CoC NOFO Timeline
       2021 HUD CoC NOFO Threshold
       2021 CoC Competition Announcement
       2021 CoC  Application: New Project Application
       2021 CoC Application:  Renewal Application
       2021 ESG Threshold
       2021 ESG Timeline
       2021 ESG-RFA Timeline
       2021 ESG Public Notification
       2021 ESG Fair Share Explainer
       NC COVID-19 Resources for Renters Facing Eviction (English) (Español)
       CARE Plan Information       
       NC 2-1-1 COVID-19 Assistance
       HealthNet Gaston Code of Conduct
       FY2020 NOFA and ESG       
       FY2019 NOFA and ESG
       FY2018 NOFA and ESG
      FY2017 NOFA and ESG
      FY2016 NOFA and ESG
       NC-509 Final Coordinated Entry Policy and Procedures
       NC-509 Emergency Shelter Written Standards format fix
       NC-509 Emergency Shelter Written Standards
       NC-509 HP-RRH Written Standards
       NC-509 PSH Written Standards
       NC-509 Transitional Housing Written Standards
       G-L-C CoC VAWA Policy Advisory Final
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Local Contact – GASTON COUNTY
HealthNet Gaston
Lead Agency for NC-509 GLC Continuum of Care
613 East Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28054
Office (704) 874-1958


Local Contact – LINCOLN COUNTY

United Way of Lincoln County
PO Box 234
Lincolnton, NC 28093
Office (704) 732-8055
Cell 7(04) 576-6153

Website: Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care

HUD Information on Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care

Offices for Housing and Community Engagement are located in the Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the second floor.
Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC  28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC  28053-1748)
704.866.6752 (office)
704.866.6067 (fax)


Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


✆ 704-866-6714

⟟ 181 S. South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052