Continuum of Care

As the lead CoC agency for San Antonio and Bexar County, we collaborate,
study and listen in order to guide community-wide planning efforts addressing homelessness in our area.

Continuum of Care Program Grant

SARAH is designated by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the Continuum of Care (CoC) Lead Agency for San Antonio/Bexar County. The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is 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.
 
To learn more about the CoC Program, click here.

CoC Policies and Technical Assistance

Funding Competitions and Archives

Current CoC Funding Competition Details

TDHCA State ESG Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic
Security (CARES) – 2nd Allocation

TDHCA ESG CARES Second Allocation Now Accepting Applications!

Application Materials:
ESG CARES Round 2 Request for Application

ESG CARES Round 2 Local Application Narratives

Previous Participation Form

Please upload all required materials using this Google Form

Funding Available: $3,820,446

Application Due Date: November 16, 2020 at 5:00PM (CST)

Click here to view ESG CARES FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Please send any questions to grants@sarahomeless.org

FY2020 CoC NOFA Funding Competition

Details coming soon.
Contact Information: Alyssa Gooch, Policy Analyst

AlyssaGooch@sarahomeless.org

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)

Housing dollars have been allocated for the first round of funding. Stay tuned for notification of second round of funding for the following projects: Drop-In Center, Navigation, and Coordinated Entry.

Resources:
WE SAY Coordinated Community Plan
YHDP Homeless Definition Quick Guide
Youth Action Board Information

Contact Information: Alyssa Gooch, Policy Analyst

AlyssaGooch@sarahomeless.org

Archives: 2016 – 2019 SARAH CoC
NOFA Submission & Policies

What is SAHomelink?

It’s San Antonio’s Coordinated Entry process, connecting people experiencing homelessness to housing. This page is for homeless service providers who enter data into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and assist clients with housing. If you’re experiencing homelessness and need resources, click here.

Interested SAHomelink Partners

If you’d like to learn more about how your agency or organization can partner with SARAH to begin accepting housing referrals through SAHomelink, how to become an SAHomelink Hub, or for any other inquiries, please email CE@sarahomeless.org.

New SAHomelink Notification & Referral Process

This new referral process is a refined version of the previous that utilizes the Google Sheets format for easy Notification of Availability requests, tracking, and follow-up. This Notification of Availability and Referral process, coupled with the new Priority Pool Policy, enables referral requests any business day filled within two business days. Hence, we can help more clients much faster! Click here to submit a referral

Other Partner Resources

We will post resources for our Continuum of Care (CoC) partners that you can use when helping your clients. If you are experiencing homelessness, please visit our Access to Housing page or visit www.SACRD.org

Eviction Prevention Toolkit

SARAH’s Housing Strategies Workgroup has created a toolkit to help rental housing providers and case managers prevent evictions for their tenants and clients.
Housing Strategies Workgroup Eviction Prevention Toolkit (Updated 7/29/2020)

SARAH Homeless Diversion Pilot

Flex funding has been allocated from SARAH to assist SAHomelink Hubs and Network Partners in helping their clients that are experiencing homelessness to find safe housing solutions.

To have access to these diversion funds, partners must work at an SAHomelink Hub or be an SAHomelink Network Partner, complete a diversion training and assessment to become a Certified Diversion Specialist, and perform diversion/problem-solving conversations with all clients accessing SAHomelink.

Click here to learn more about Diversion