Florida’s Continuums of Care

Continuums of Care

The mission of the Florida Coalition to End Homelessness (FCEH) is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at risk families, children, youths, and individuals throughout Florida. Our agency’s goal is to end homelessness in the State of Florida.  This means that individuals and families who are currently homeless can be provided housing and services while the system maintains the capacity to assure that there will still be adequate capacity to address the needs of those who may become homeless in the future.

The Florida Coalition to End Homelessness represents 27 Continuums of Care across the state. Continuums of Care are designed to:

  • Promote community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness

  • Provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness

  • Promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families

  • Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families

Lead Agencies

CoC Lead Agency for the Florida Coalition for the Homeless providing fodEach Continuum has a designated “lead agency” that harnesses the local resources required to work toward functional zero by  the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

There may be 30 to 200 member agencies in a Continuum of Care representing social service providers, health care system, sheriff’s departments and jails, faith-based providers, researchers at local universities, county representatives, United Ways, local businesses, and advocates working to end homelessness.

Our Continuums of Care lead agencies generated over $85 million in federal funds in the 2018 Continuum of Care competitive grant award process through the applications submitted to HUD. These applications included more than 385 individual grants to local nonprofit Continuum social services agencies and produced an additional $21 million in local matching funds to operate the programs funded through this process.

Our Continuum of Care system includes the operation of a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) by each CoC lead agency that creates a coordinated intake and assessment system within the Continuum. This allows the hundreds of agencies who participate in HMIS to share real-time information and coordinate existing resources to efficiently address individual client needs.

See the map below for your local Continuum of Care

Lead Agency/Continuum of Care Map & Contact Information

Click on the number in the community to be directly linked to the Continuum of Care website.


Opening Doors NW Florida


Homelessness and Housing Alliance


Doorways of NWFL


Big Bend Continuum of Care


United Way of Suwannee Valley


Changing Homelessness, Inc.


Flagler Hospital – St. Augustine


United Way of North Central FL


Volusia/Flagler County Coalition for the Homeless


Marion County Homeless Council, Inc


Mid Florida Homeless Coalition


Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County, Inc.


Homeless Services Network of Central Florida


Brevard Homeless Coalition


Homeless Coalition of Polk County


Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative, Inc


Homeless Leadership Alliance of Pinellas County


Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness, Inc.


Heartland Coalition for the Homeless, Inc.


Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council, Inc.


Palm Beach County Division of Human Services


Gulf Coast Partnership, Inc.


Lee County Continuum of Care


Collier County Hunger and Homeless Coalition


Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership


Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust


Monroe County Homeless Services CoC, Inc.