The North Dakota-500 Statewide Continuum of Care (CoC) is a network of organizations, individuals, and policy makers who work together locally and statewide to address issues of homelessness in their communities. The CoC attempts to develop comprehensive systems to address homelessness by providing communities with a framework for organizing and delivering housing and services. The overall approach of the CoC is based around the concept that homelessness is more than a lack of shelter, but involves a variety of underlying, unmet physical, economic, and social needs.

(adapted from the HUD Continuum of Care 101)

The CoC’s work and purpose is defined under federal regulation (24 CFR 578):

  • Promote community-wide commitment to end homelessness

  • Provide funding to quickly re-house homeless people while minimizing trauma and dislocation (Permanent Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, Rapid Re-Housing, Homeless Management Information System)

  • Optimize self-sufficiency among people experiencing homelessness


For more information on how to become a member, please fill out the form below or download our 2019 Member Application.

Become a CoC MEMBER

If you would like to apply for a CoC Membership, please fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you.

Membership year is January 1st - December 31st. There is no dues/fees for membership in the CoC. There is no limit to the number of individuals that may attend quarterly meetings or serve on committees, however, each agency will have only one vote.

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North Dakota has one Continuum of Care with work and implementation at both statewide and eight (8) regional levels. The 501(c)(3) North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People, Inc. acts as the lead agency for the ND Statewide CoC. NDCHP Board of Directors appoints a Steering Committee to oversee and lead the efforts of the CoC under the Governance Charter in compliance of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.