Standards & Policies


CFCH serves as HUD’s designated Continuum of Care for the Central Florida region (i.e. HUD recognizes the Commission as CoC FL-507). The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed by HUD to promote community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.


The primary functions and responsibilities of the Central Florida Commission under the CoC Program are to:

  • Determine service and housing priorities to promote the optimal use of limited resources across the CoC Coverage Area;
  • Identify service- and housing-related needs and gaps in the homeless assistance delivery system and develop or assist in the development of mechanisms to most effectively address such needs and gaps throughout the CoC Coverage Area;
  • Promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream (i.e., outside the homelessness assistance system) benefit programs and resources by homeless individuals and families;
  • Promote and maximize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing and at-risk for homelessness;
  • Advise or facilitate planning and funding decisions made within the CoC Coverage Area, including the strategic allocation and coordination of available resources, in support of efforts to assist homeless individuals and families by nonprofit providers, State and local governments, and other stakeholders;
  • Maintain a diverse and engaged membership that can be mobilized to work in support of the CoC mission as set forth in Section 2.1; and
  • Perform such other functions and fulfill such other responsibilities as set forth in the Act; the CoC Interim Rule; the ESG Interim Rule; Part VI of Chapter 420, Florida Statutes; and jurisdictional priorities.


The CoC FL-507 jurisdictions include:

  • Orange County, Osceola County and Seminole County
  • City of Orlando, City of Kissimmee and City of Sanford