Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The Central Minnesota Continuum of Care (CoC) is a network of government officials, local public housing authorities, county officials and service providers who create programs to alleviate homelessness in 14 counties as well as the city of St. Cloud. The counties include: Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright.
Annually, the CoC network submits an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for McKinney-Vento Funding to fund homeless services such as emergency shelters, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing and other support services throughout Central MN. The 2010 application was submitted to HUD in November of 2010 and the full amount of funding was announced Wednesday, April 27. The Central MN CoC received $900,209. This funding will be distributed to 11 projects in the 14 counties that the CoC serves.
Since the inception of the Continuum of Care in 1997, Central MN has been awarded $12,552,539 from the HUD McKinney-Vento Funding competition.
For more information about the Continuum of Care, please contact Hanna Klimmek, Central MN Continuum of Care Coordinator, at (320) 259-0393 or
. You can also find information at www.cmhp.net.