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Continuum of Care (CoC) Nashville-Davidson County

~Important Updates~ 

New & Future CoC Governance Items can be found here: Homelessness Planning Council Website

**As of 07.01.2018 all materials including agendas and minutes, will be posted on the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Continuum of Care Homelessness Planning Council Website.


Cancellation Notice: December 20, 2018 CoC General and Nashville Coalition for the Homeless meetings are cancelled.

CoC Current Information

The Continuum of Care of Nashville-Davidson County (CoC), consists of community partners dedicated to ending homelessness in Nashville. This Charter sets out the composition, roles, responsibilities, and committee structure of the Nashville-Davidson County Continuum of Care (CoC), whose jurisdiction includes Nashville and Davidson County.

Nashville, Davidson County, TN Governance Charter, 2017 version

Each year, the MDHA leads the HUD required Point-In-Time (PIT) count for Nashville-Davidson County, TN.  The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is an annually conducted count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January carried out by the local body.

Nashville, Davidson County, TN Governance Charter, 2017 version

The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is the Nashville-Davidson County, TN CoC’s primary database used to collect data on homelessness.

Nashville, Davidson County, TN HMIS Policies and Procedure Manual, version 2017 (currently under review)

CoC Archives (2015-2018)

The Homeless Planning Council, formerly known as the CoC Governance Board,  ensures orderly operations of the Nashville CoC. The Homeless Planning Council shall have the power to act on behalf of, and in the best interest of, the Nashville CoC. The Homeless Planning Council shall conduct the business of the Nashville CoC. Board members are elected to term by the CoC General Membership body.

-Nashville, Davidson County, TN CoC Governance Charter, 2017 version


Since Fall 2016, Nashville, Davidson County, TN has been receiving technical assistance from Cloudburst. For materials, presentations, community involvement or timelines, please visit the link above.

Nashville, Davidson County, TN Governance Charter, 2017 version

CoC: Competition Materials: FY2018

HUD Continuum of Care FY2018 Funding Available to expand housing and services for persons experiencing homelessness

The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. Questions about the funding may be submitted to Suzie Tolmie, Homeless Coordinator, MDHA at .

Basic details about the funding are outlined below, but you must consult HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for complete details:

Electronic versions of both the local renewal and local new project applications are posted on this webpage.  Renewal applications are due July 30 by 4 p.m., and the new project applications are due August 10 by 4 p.m.  – via email to along with 2 hard copies to:  Suzie Tolmie, Homeless Coordinator, MDHA 712 South Sixth Street, Nashville, TN 37206.

CoC: Competition Materials: FY2017

FY2017 CoC Competition for Nashville, Davidson County, TN

On April 20th, 2017, the community present at the CoC General Meeting voted the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) as the Collaborative Applicant Lead and the Homeless Management Information System Lead for the FY2017 Process.

In its 2017 Notice of Funding Availability for Continuum of Care funding, HUD requires Collaborative Applicants to post on their website, at least 2 days before the application submission deadline, all parts of the CoC Consolidated Application, including the CoC Application attachments and the Priority Listing, and notify community members and key stakeholders that the Consolidated Application is available.   These two parts may be found in the links below.  Anyone interested in reviewing any of the applications for the 19 projects being submitted may contact Suzie Tolmie, Homeless Coordinator at MDHA, for a copy at .

To learn more about the Continuum of Care, HMIS or how to join a committee, please contact CoC Support Staff below:

Suzie Tolmie
CoC Homelessness Coordinator
Phone: 615.252.8574