The Continuum of Care (CoC Program) is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness and provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and State and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness.
The Trenton/Mercer Continuum of Care Program provides homeless assistance by leveraging funding needed through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Application; this provides collaboration between providers of housing and homeless assistance programs and other federal programs. The program seeks to improve and expand the collection of data countywide, develop performance measurements, and allow for each community to tailor its program to the particular strengths and challenges within that community. The goal is to assist people to achieve stability through self-sufficiency. In Mercer County, the City of Trenton is the lead entity for the Trenton/Mercer Continuum of Care Program.
For more information, please view the below:
To access the fiscal 2016 Continuum of Care application, please visit this City of Trenton web page.
To read the Point-in-Time Count of the Homeless, please click here.