Continuum of Care (CoC)


Wednesday 06/22/2022 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a first-of-its-kind package of resources to address unsheltered homelessness and homeless encampments, including funds set aside specifically to address homelessness in rural communities.
The $322 million available under this NOFO will enhance communities’ capacity to humanely and effectively address unsheltered homelessness by connecting vulnerable individuals and families to housing, healthcare, and supportive services. This Special NOFO strongly promotes partnerships with healthcare organizations, public housing authorities and mainstream housing providers, and people with lived expertise of homelessness. Click here for additional details


Celebrating Our Resilience: Stronger Through a Pandemic

C & J Creative Expressions and the Gastonia Parish Nurse Ministry are inviting you to join us for this inspirational event on Wednesday June 29, 6pm.

All Gaston County residents will be celebrated for their resilience throughout this pandemic. We will also honor the memories of those who lost their lives due to Covid-19.

A commissioned piece of art called "Resilience" will be unveiled and YOU will have an opportunity to complete it as a group that evening.

Free refreshments, door prizes, and more!

NC 211 Information

WCNC: Gaston County Leaders Address Homelessness 

Homelessness is a mirror. It reflects many things — including our nation’s living history of racism. But ending homelessness would reveal something else that is also true.  We can create a future where a place to call home is within reach for all — and the impact of racism is truly a thing of the past.

February 9, 2021

Watch this video to learn more about the intersection of racism and homelessness.

 Design by Eido 

Watch this video from the National Racial Equity Working Group to learn more about the intersection of racism and homelessness.

Our decisions created this crisis. We have the power to create something new. Something just. 

National Racial Equity Working Group

The Gaston Lincoln Cleveland Continuum of Care (CoC) is a regional tri-county collaboration of local government, nonprofit and community organizations designed to promote community-wide commitment to identify and address issues related to homelessness. The fundamental mission is to aid homeless individuals and families by providing access to available services and resources that lead to long-term permanent housing and self-sufficiency.

Want to learn more about the Continuum of Care Program?

Continuum of Care                          HUD Exchange, an informational and educational webpage provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has a Continuum of Care Resource Page that offers training materials and resources, news and announcements, program reports, mailing list, and more! 
COC Toolkit The Continuum of Care Toolkit provides resources and guidance to assist Continuum of Care (CoC) Lead Agencies, CoC Collaborative Applicants, and grant recipients and subrecipients to meet the specific requirements for which they are responsible.
Training Videos            
" target="_blank" rel="noopener" style="color: #00ccff;">Introduction to the Continuum of Care
" target="_blank" rel="noopener" style="color: #00ccff;">Establishing the Continuum of Care
">Build an Effective Homeless Response System: Getting Ready for the CoC NOFA (Apr 2019)
2-1-1 Referral Offered through the United Way of Gaston County and available 24 hours a day, the Gaston County 2-1-1 Information Referral Service offers confidential referrals to persons in need of various services.














It is the mission of the Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care (GLC-CoC) to provide a framework to break the cycle of homelessness. It is also our vision that the community is aware of and working towards reducing poverty and ending homelessness.   Becoming a member of the GLC-CoC will aid in the mission by providing a network of collaborative partners that are doing the work towards these efforts. In order to become a member, one would have to submit an application, individually or for your organization to the membership committee outlining their relevance within the community towards these efforts. The application form will allow us to determine how our communities can work together to reduce poverty and work to end homelessness.

NEW Click HERE for Membership Application

The Gaston Lincoln Cleveland Continuum of Care participates in Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding opportunities. Participating service provider member agencies apply through their Continuum of Care. Categories of funding include transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, supportive services, and HMIS projects.

Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
Annually the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers a competitive grant award, Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) FY 2018 Continuum of Care Competition Resources and Updates.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG), is issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and administered by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS). The Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) provides funding to:
     •   Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters
     •   Provide essential services to shelter residents
     •   Re-house homeless individuals and families
     •   Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless



       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
The most effective way to have a greater community impact upon homelessness is through diverse public dialogue and advocacy. It all starts with involvement. Join us in this effort, and contact a representative today!


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 Community Services 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