Balance of State Continuum of Care

Information and resources for the Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoSCoC), a funding source which serves those at risk of or experiencing homelessness in New Hampshire

The Continuum of Care Program is designed to assist individuals, youth, and families experiencing homelessness and to provide such services needed to help them move into permanent housing, with the goal of long term-stability. The Continuum of Care promotes community wide planning and strategic use of resources to address homelessness, improves coordination and integration with mainstream resources and other program targeted to people experiencing homelessness, and allows each community to tailor it program to the particular strengths and challenges within that community. 

New Hampshire has three Continuums of Care (CoC), The Greater Nashua (GNCoC), Manchester (MCoC) and Balance of State (BoSCoC). The Balance of State Continuum of Care covers 223 municipalities in NH. 

The mission of the Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoSCoC) is to provide a coordinated and sustainable system of care to individuals, youth, and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness within the BoSCoC geographical area, with the goals of preventing and ending homelessness. 

The vision of success for the BoSCoC is of a community where homelessness no longer exists. In this community there would be an ample supply of safe, affordable, permanent housing and the supportive services that each individual and family may need to prevent homelessness and achieve greater self- sufficiency.

The Bureau of Homeless Services (BHS) is the Collaborative Applicant, which submits the CoC Consolidated Application to HUD on behalf of the BOSCOC. When HUD planning funding is available, the Collaborative Applicant will submit an application to HUD for CoC planning resources and if awarded will administer these for the BOSCOC. It will also assist with advising and carrying out other HUD CoC requirements.

January 11, 2024

Balance of State Continuum of Care Meeting, January 9, 2024

March 14, 2023

Balance of State Continuum of Care Meeting, March 14, 2023

January 10, 2023

Balance of State Continuum of Care Meeting, January 10, 2023

August 9, 2022

Notice of Funding Opportunity Meeting, August 9, 2022