County of Riverside Continuum of Care (CoC)


The Continuum of Care for Riverside County – CoC Program provides homeless assistance by leveraging funding needed through the HUD Consolidated Application, this provides collaboration between providers of housing and homeless assistance programs and other federal programs. The CoC is a network of private and public sector homeless service providers, designed to promote community-wide planning and the strategic use of resources addressing homelessness. The CoC seeks to improve coordination and integration with mainstream resources and other community programs for people who are experiencing or are at-risk of becoming homeless. The CoC seeks to improve and expand the collection of data countywide, develop performance measurements, and allows for each community to tailor its’ program to the particular strengths and challenges within that community. The goal is to assist people to achieve stability through self -sufficiency.

Some of the CoC’s activities include the annual HUD Continuum of Care Programs Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), for homeless services and housing programs, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) NOFA and the biennial Point in Time Count and Survey of homeless individuals in the whole county. 


Special Announcement

Posted on December 12th, 2018

RFP #DPARC-564A Questions and Answers

Posted on October 31st, 2018

The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), on behalf of the County of Riverside Continuum of Care, is extending the Request for Proposals (RFP) release date for the highly anticipated California Emergency Solutions to Housing (CESH) and the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) to November 16, 2018.  


The new timeline For CESH and HEAP application process are as follows:

  • Request for Proposals (RFP) release date for CESH and HEAP -  November 16, 2018
  • Shelter Crisis Resolutions deadline for Riverside County cities -  December 15, 2018
  • Bidder’s closing date for both the CESH and HEAP RFPs - December 21, 2018
  • Mandatory Bidder’s Conference/ Technical Assistance Workshop – December 4, 2018
  • Deadline to submit the HEAP application to the State of California - end of December 2018


Calendar of Events

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

CoC Meeting

Board of Governance Meeting

Standing Committee Meetings

Housing and Sustainability Committee 

Planning Committee

CES Oversight Committee

Standards & Evaluation Committee

Youth Advisory Committee/Youth Action Board

CoC Links

CoC Training Tools

Join the Riverside CoC

Riverside CoC Organization Application

Riverside CoC Appointment Letter Template - required with Organization Application

Riverside CoC Individual Application