The YCPC Housing Division administers and monitors several federal grant programs targeted at homeless populations for the County of York. Included in these homeless service programs are:
York City & County Continuum of Care (CoC)
A Continuum of Care (CoC) is a local or regional planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals. In 1995, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) instructed communities that they had to apply for federal homeless funding through a coordinated process – and the CoC was born.
York City & County CoC is currently a county-wide committee of individuals interested in the needs of the homeless population here. Additionally, the CoC provides the necessary structure for York County agencies to apply for federal dollars to house and provide services to the York County homeless. YCPC, in conjunction, operates as the government liaison for the County of York to the CoC Committee, and assists in the application process to HUD each year.
More information on the York City/County Continuum of Care is available through the Continuum of Care page.
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Previously referred to as the “Emergency Shelter Grant” this funding source – also from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – seeks to provide funds for emergency housing to the homeless in York County.
This funding source also utilizes the CoC Committee as its governing board and shares the responsibility of funding projects that meet the targeted populations and timelines of the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.
More information on the Emergency Solutions Grant is available through the Emergency Solutions Grant page.
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
HMIS is a data collection tool mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Homeless housing providers utilize this software to enter demographic and program information on those individuals being served by their programs. The Housing Division administers the software and provides technical support, data analysis, and customization for York County.
More information on the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is available through the Homeless Management Information System page.
You can request more information on this process from the