The Virginia Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC) is a collaborative and inclusive community-based process for planning and managing homeless assistance resources and services effectively and efficiently to end homelessness in the 51 localities that make up the Balance of State CoC.
The purpose of the CoC is to assist in the coordination, development and evaluation of services and housing for homeless and at risk of homeless persons with housing needs through planning, education and advocacy. To achieve this purpose, the CoC will seek to:
- Increase access to permanent housing through rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing
- Identify housing needs of those at risk of facing homelessness
- Evaluate performance of services within the Balance of State through data collection and analysis
- Increase access to other mainstream sources to promote housing stability