Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care (CoC)

The G-L-C CoC exists as a network of collaborative partners and advocates providing a framework to prevent, address, and end homelessness, champion affordable housing, and promote systemic change that reduces poverty and increases opportunity.

Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care (CoC)

The G-L-C CoC exists as a network of collaborative partners and advocates providing a framework to prevent, address, and end homelessness, champion affordable housing, and promote systemic change that reduces poverty and increases opportunity.

Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care (CoC)

The G-L-C CoC exists as a network of collaborative partners and advocates providing a framework to prevent, address, and end homelessness, champion affordable housing, and promote systemic change that reduces poverty and increases opportunity.

Welcome

Welcome to the Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Continuum of Care (G-L-C CoC) homepage. The G-L-C CoC is a collaboration of stakeholders committed to preventing, addressing, and ending homelessness in our three county region. In other words, our CoC strives to make homelessness a rare, brief, and nonrecurring experience.

Continuums of Care were established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as authorized by federal legislation enacted by Congress. As described on the HUD Exchange website … The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness by providing funding for efforts by nonprofits and State and local governments and promoting access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families.

The G-L-C CoC is made up of community stakeholders representing nonprofits, local government, healthcare and behavioral health providers, law enforcement, faith communities, persons with lived experience, and community volunteers. Membership is open to all who aspire to the goal of ending homelessness.

HealthNet Gaston serves as the lead agency for our CoC and is responsible for the planning and coordination of CoC activities, collaborative and regional funding applications, and administration of our Coordinated Entry System and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). The CoC is governed by a local body with representation from all three counties. The CoC has developed a structure, following HUD guidelines, to proactively address homelessness in our communities, including collaboratively applying for federal resources that fund much of the CoC’s work.

Membership

Membership is open to organizations and individuals committed to the ideal that everyone has a right to safe, affordable housing and that homelessness should be a rare, brief, and one-time occurrence. There is no cost of membership other than becoming actively engaged in the work of the G-L-C CoC. Click on the “Membership Application” button below to begin the process. For questions about membership, please email us at Engage@GLCImpact.com or click on the Contact tab at the top of the page.

Homelessness Data Dashboard

March 2024

Persons Experiencing Homelessness

Exiting Homeless System to Housing

Entered / Re-Entered Homeless System

Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Families Experiencing Homelessness

Member Agencies

Women Experiencing Homelessness

Men Experiencing Homelessness

Our CoC’s Key Performance Indicators

The Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) above provide a snapshot of the impact that the G-L-C CoC has across our three counties. The data included is updated monthly and the top three KPIs are color coded to illustrate progress: green = improvement over the previous month, orange = stable from previous month, and red = deterioration over the previous month. For a deeper look at the data click on the Dashboard Data Report above.

CoC Funding Opportunity

There are no current funding opportunities available.

Announcements

NC ESG 101 Session
As the first step in preparing for the publication of the 2025 RFA, the NC ESG office will hold an ESG 101 Session on Tuesday, April 30 at 10am. This session will review all activities eligible for funding under ESG to help inform you and prepare you for your 2025 application.
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City of Gastonia Annual Action Plan Public Comments
The City of Gastonia is soliciting public comments on the Annual Action Plan for Year 5 (July 1, 2024-June30, 2025). The comment period remains open through April 29th.
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Resource Library

GLC Webinars & Training Resources, Downloadable Documents, and External Links