The Journey Home | Baltimore City CoC

The Baltimore City Continuum of Care (CoC), The Journey Home,  is a U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Program that promotes community-wide commitment to the goal of making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. The CoC is organized to carry out responsibilities assigned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) CoC Program and coordinates available resources and stakeholders' efforts.

The CoC is a collaborative body, consisting of organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness, people currently experiencing homelessness, people with lived experience of homelessness, and other organizations and individuals who are interested in ending homelessness in Baltimore City.

The Mayor's Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) is the designated lead agency for the CoC. MOHS is responsible for implementing federal, state, and local policy; promoting best practices; administering and monitoring homeless services grants. MOHS administers approximately $48 million annually for homeless diversion programs.

As the Collaborative Applicant and Lead Agency for the CoC, MOHS fulfills the following roles:

  • Submit the annual CoC Consolidated Funding Application
  • Apply for a grant for Continuum of Care planning.
  • Lead the Continuum’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
  • Coordinate, direct, and advocate for the work of the Continuum and the Board.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Meetings

CoC General Meetings are open to the general public, government agencies, organizations that serve people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, people with lived experience of homelessness, funders, health and behavioral health systems, advocates, affordable housing developers, education systems, and other stakeholders interested in preventing and ending homelessness in Baltimore City.

View CoC public documents and meeting information.


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