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The New Mexican Contiuum of Care

Creating an integrated system of care to address all sides of homelessness and housing

In 1994, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched the Continuum of Care process. This process is an approach to help communities address problems of homelessness in a coordinated, comprehensive, and holistic manner.


The cornerstone functions of the Continuum of Care (CoC) are to foster communitywide collaboration and effective communication throughout the state by coordinating federal funding, fostering state-wide connections and aligning quality data with the goal of providing housing and supportive services for individuals and families facing homelessness.


Under the umbrella program of the CoC, these functions are meant to optimize outreach, intake and assessment with a centralized focus on data quality. Through funding allocations and pipelines, the CoC allows for flow from the emergency shelter response system to housing through transitional housing, rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing.


questions? get in touch!

You can email our CoC Team at:



For Administrative questions email:



Or call: 505.433.5175

The CoC Team number is not a helpline, and the team cannot assist homeless individuals with questions regarding support. If you are homeless and seeking support please refer to our homeless help information

What is the coc?

The New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness coordinates the Continuum of Care grant application process (CoC Consolidated Applications) in New Mexico and allocates $14 million yearly to applicable organizations.


The application process is open to any nonprofit or local government that wants to provide housing and related services to people experiencing homelessness. Organizations and individuals that are interested in ending homelessness are welcome to join the Albuquerque and/or Balance of State CoC.


The Albuquerque Application is only open to organization in ABQ while the Balance of State Application is open to organizations anywhere in New Mexico outside of ABQ.


A history of the continuum of care

In the 1990‘s, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) created the Continuum of Care (CoC) program, which funds programs for people experiencing homelessness. Under the CoC program, geographic communities organize themselves into a CoC and each CoC annually submits an application to HUD to fund projects within the CoC.


In New Mexico, there is an Albuquerque CoC and a Balance of State CoC, which covers all parts of New Mexico except for Albuquerque. All applicants must apply as part of one of these CoCs. The Albuquerque and Balance of State CoCs are both coordinated by the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness under contracts with the City of Albuquerque and the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority.

HUD‘s concept for the Continuum of Care is that each CoC should have a continuum of services available to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness, including prevention, street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing.


CoC grant funds are targeted to projects that provide permanent supportive housing for homeless people with disabilities or rapid rehousing projects that help homeless people of all types attain permanent housing quickly.


Funding is awarded on an annual basis and can be renewed every year. A typical CoC grant includes rental assistance for housing, supportive services funding for case management and administrative funds including data collection. Rental assistance can be either scattered site or assigned to a particular building.

fy 2021 coc consolidated applications

Below are the Consolidated Applications as of November 12, 2021.

Application submissions for FY 2021 have closed.

Please check back for the FY 2022 applications and join our mailing list to get updates on Application drop dates and more CoC related information!


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fy 2021 coc priority funding lists

These are the NM CoC's Priority Lists, including non-ranked projects. The non-ranked projects are YHDP projects for Balance of State and Planning projects for both CoCs.


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fy 2021 application process

Below, you will find detailed information for each CoC. If you have questions about the competition for either of NM's CoC's for FY 2022, please contact the CoC team at coc@nmceh.org


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common standards for administering coc assistance


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coc common application for abq projects

norhtern new mexico youth homelessness demonstration project application documents

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Past coc applications


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FY16 Consolidated Application