Balance of State Continuum of Care

The Balance of State Continuum of Care (BOS CoC) Program provides funding to states, localities, and nonprofit organizations to provide permanent housing, transitional housing, supportive services, HMIS, and, in some cases, homelessness prevention.  

Funding for BOS CoC comes through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to:

  • Quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth
  • Minimize the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness
  • Providing access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families 
  • Optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness 

There are three CoC’s in Utah; Balance of State (BoS CoC), Salt Lake (SL CoC), and Mountainland (ML CoC). The CoC is responsible for recommending organizations and projects to receive Federal funding and uses a Prioritization Committee to review and prioritize projects for CoC funding. The Prioritization Committee determines project priority to submit to HUD for funding consideration. In addition, the Office of Homeless Services provides staffing support to 11 Local Homeless Councils (LHC) in the BoS. 

The Utah Office of Homeless Services administers the BOS CoC funding.  Questions regarding the RFP process or funding can be directed to OHSprograms@utah.gov.

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