Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council
The Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council is the Cape Fear Area’s HUD – approved homeless Continuum of Care (NC-506) encompassing Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties. The Continuum of Care is an alliance of service providers, local government agencies, and other public interests whose common goal is the reduction and ultimate elimination of homelessness in the Cape Fear Region. Beginning in 1995, HUD encouraged the establishment of Continuums of Care in order to coordinate services and housing resources for those experiencing homelessness. On an annual basis, our CoC brings in approximately $1 million in federal, state, and local funds to provide emergency services and housing to individuals and families who are homeless. With the passage of the HEARTH Act in 2009 and the Opening Doors federal strategic plan to end homelessness, Continua of Care are required to have and administrative backbone and further align their sources of federal, state, and local dollars. In an effort to meet the expectations of federal and state partners, the Cape Fear Council of Governments is now staffing a CoC Administrator.
The COG provides administrative support to the CoC in the form of: ensuring regular meetings of the full Tri-HIC its sub-committees, managing the grant application process for both the HUD Transitional Housing/Permanent Supportive Housing NOFA and Emergency Solutions Grants, staffing the System Administrator for the local HMIS implementation, managing all data submissions in the HUD Homeless Data Exchange system including the Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR), Housing Inventory Chart (HIC) and service gaps analysis, providing information on homelessness amelioration to Community Development staff for the City’s Consolidated Plan and CAPER activities, facilitating the development of an effective Coordinated Assessment system, and representing the continuum at local, state and national conferences and trainings related to housing and homelessness.
Phone: 910-395-4553 Ext. 202
Emergency Assistance Street Sheet
The Street Sheet is a brief community resource guide to food, shelter, crisis response and other emergency resources available in our community.
Affordable Housing Street Sheet
The housing street sheet is a community resource guide for housing that is more affordable than what is typically offered at market rate, either because the property was funded with tax credits or other federal funds or because it serves a special population.