Continuum of Care (CoC)

AHFC serves as the Collaborative Applicant or Lead Agency that coordinates the submission of the annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for funding under the Continuum of Care program for the Balance of State CoC (all areas outside of Anchorage). CoC funds are used by agencies to assist homeless persons to access permanent housing and to support the Alaska Homeless Management Information System (AKHMIS) and Statewide Coordinated Entry System (CES). AHFC also provides assistance to meet the HUD required 25% local match through the annual CoC Grant Match Program.

FY2021 Continuum of Care Grant Match Program

With authorization from the Alaska State Legislature, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) has established a federal grant match assistance fund to provide qualified FFY 2021 Continuum of Care Program applicants with assistance to 1) meet HUD’s CoC grant match requirements and 2) help Alaskan CoC’s to earn “Leveraging” points in the national competition. The Interim CoC Rule in effect for this FFY 2021 cycle requires no less than a 25% cash or in-kind match for all eligible funding costs except leasing. 

HUD requires Alaska’s two designated Continua of Care (Anchorage and Alaska Balance of State) to conduct a competitive project application scoring and ranking process within each continuum to determine eligibility for CoC funding. 

In order to receive Grant Match funding through AHFC, you must apply for federal funding through the Balance of State Continuum of Care or the Anchorage Continuum of Care.

FFY2021 CoC Grant Match. Grantees who received awards through the FFY18/SFY19 application process are eligible for equal funding amounts in FFY2021/SFY22 funding cycle, provided that the grantee receives equal or greater federal funding from the FFY2021 CoC competition. New applicants may request up to 25 percent of anticipated funding. If the funds requested exceed the funds available, renewal applications previously funded by AHFC will receive priority funding consideration over proposals that are not currently receiving grant match funds through AHFC.