About the Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care

A Continuum of Care (CoC) is a geographically based group of representatives that carries out the planning responsibilities of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) CoC Homeless Assistance Program. These representatives come from organizations that provide services to people experiencing homelessness.

The Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoSCoC) represents the 80 non-urban counties in Ohio. The Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Community Development (ODSA) and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) serve as the lead staffing agencies and co-chairs of the Steering Committee for the Ohio BoSCoC. ODSA serves as the Ohio BoSCoC Collaborative Applicant (submits the annual consolidated CoC Application) while COHHIO serves as the HMIS Lead Agency.

In summer 2014, the Ohio BoSCoC Board adopted a Governance Charter that outlines how the Ohio BoSCoC will be organized, how decisions are made, and how the CoC will ensure it meets all requirements under the CoC Program.

Any questions about the Ohio BoSCoC can be directed to Erica Mulryan, the Continuum of Care Director, at ericamulryan@cohhio.org