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. 


2019 Point In Time Count

Riverside County

2019 Homeless Point-In-Time Count

On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019, Riverside County outreach workers and volunteers will be organized to canvas our Continuum of Care to enumerate the people who appear to be living in places not meant for human habitation.

Register to volunteer here.  

New Resources Available!

Will You Volunteer January 29, 2019?

Getting the Survey


The federally mandated annual census of homeless persons known as the Point-in-Time-Count (PITC) is meant to be a one-day snapshot of persons living either on the streets or in short-term shelters.

Download a Recruitment Flyer

Download a Youth Recruitment Flyer

The information is used at both the national and local levels to help inform discussions and decision-making around homeless issues, funding, and the design of a system of care that best serves the most vulnerable people while maximizing limited resources.

Training Material

All Point-In-Time Count hand-out materials are provided in the links below.

Join us to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Riverside County with these 3 steps - here.

View an example of the survey questions - click here.

Check out the 2019 Point-In-Time Count Survey Training Guide - click here


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

CoC Links

CoC Training Tools

CoC Network