Continuum of Care Program


Please see the Notice of Funding for Fiscal Year 2019 Continuum of Care Program NOFA- Call for Proposal
Posted 8/14/2019.

The H3ARC Rating and Ranking Working Group reviewed all projects submitted to be included in the  FY19 CoC Application.  There were eight renewal projects, one expanded project and one new project submitted for consideration.  Public comment is open until September 28th.  Please direct comments or questions to the H3ARC Executive Director at

Review the procedure used and rating score sheets by the working group for rating and ranking applications.  No projects were rejected.

Click here for all projects. Click here for Aggregate Scoresheet 2019.

The Continuum of Care Program, overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is designed to assist sheltered and unsheltered homeless people by providing the housing and/or services needed to help individuals move into transitional and permanent housing, with the goal of long-term stability. The Murfreesoro/Rutherford County Continuum of Care is one of four single-county continuums in Tennessee. Six continuums are organized regionally. The Housing, Health and Human Services Alliance of Rutherford County (H3ARC) is the primary decision-making body for the continuum of care. Murfreesboro Housing Authority is the lead agency for the Continuum's Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).

On September 14, 2018, the City submitted to HUD the Continuum's application for the FY20187 funding cycle. The application includes seven renewal projects and one new project ranked as recommended by the H3ARC Rating & Ranking Working Group.

The primary purpose of the Continuum of Care Program is to:

  1. Promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness;
  2. Provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and local governments to re-house homeless individuals and families rapidly while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities as a consequence of homelessness;
  3. Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families;
  4. Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Each year, HUD awards Continuum of Care Program funding competitively. HUD currently funds seven homelessness housing projects administered by three agencies: Murfreesboro Housing Authority, The Journey Home, and Greenhouse Ministries. The current funding level is $616,756. The City of Murfreesboro is the Collaborative Applicant for the Continuum housing competition. View the current application.

For more information about homelessness and HUD’s homelessness programs, visit the HUD website.