Homelessness

The Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care (CoC) is the system in Ada County designed to help people experiencing homelessness or those at imminent risk of experiencing homelessness. The CoC coordinates a wide-range of housing and service providers, from prevention and emergency shelter to permanent housing.

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Are You Experiencing Homelessness?

Our Path Home

Our Path Home is the Continuum of Care’s centralized system for Ada County residents who need housing services. Over 30 partner agencies in Ada County participate to provide a central location and coordinated response to households experiencing homelessness:

  • Access: one front door to find permanent housing
  • Assessment: one assessment to determine needs and strengths and begin a housing plan
  • Assignment: one list for all of Ada County, designed to serve the most vulnerable first
Our Path Home
Idaho Care Line

2-1-1 Idaho CareLine lists programs offering free or low cost health and social services, such as rental assistance, medical assistance, food and clothing, child care resources, emergency shelter and more.

Idaho CareLine

Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care

The Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care (CoC) is the system in Ada County designed to help people experiencing homelessness or those at imminent risk of experiencing homelessness. The CoC coordinates a wide-range of housing and service providers, from prevention and emergency shelter to permanent housing.

The City of Boise serves as the lead agency for the CoC and performs administrative, planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation duties on behalf of the CoC and also serves as the collaborative applicant for McKinney-Vento funds.

Mission
The CoC will have in place a systemic response that ensures homelessness is prevented whenever possible, and is otherwise a rare, brief, and one-time experience.

Vision
Prevent and homelessness in Ada County.

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

HMIS is the CoC’s Homeless Management Information System. The system provides unduplicated data of all persons experiencing homelessness in Ada County, and federal regulations require CoCs to maintain such a system. Data from HMIS is used to perform administrative functions, to coordinate care, for research and evaluation to improve our response to homelessness and for functions related to payment and reimbursement for services.

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Addressing Homelessness

Learn what is being done to address homelessness in Ada County and how you can help.

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Continuum of Care Committees

Find committee meeting agendas, minutes and more.

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Housing Services

The speed with which the CoC responds to a housing crisis matters. Learn more about the housing services that are available.

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New Path Community Housing

On November 29, 2018, New Path Community Housing – Idaho’s first site-based permanent supportive housing development – opened its doors to 45 community members experiencing chronic homelessness.

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Point-in-Time Count

A one-night Point-in-Time count of persons experiencing homelessness during the last ten days of January.

Point-in-Time Count

Document Translation

Any document on Housing and Community Development's website can be translated into other languages upon request.

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