The Alabama Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC) is a collaborative and inclusive community-based process for planning and managing homeless assistance resources and services effectively and efficiently to end homelessness in the 42 localities that make up the Balance of State CoC.
The purpose of the ARCH is to assist in the coordination, development and evaluation of services and housing for homeless and at risk of homeless persons with housing needs through planning, education and advocacy.
To achieve this purpose, ARCH will seek to:
1. Increase access to housing through rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing;
2. Identify housing needsof those at risk of facing homelessness;
3. Evaluate performance of serviceswithin the Balance of State through data collection; and
4. Increase access to other mainstream sourcesto promote housing stability.