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Alabama Balance of State CoC (AL-507)

The Alabama Balance of State Continuum of Care (AL BoS CoC) was established in 2004 in order to assist rural communities in applying for Continuum of Care funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

CoC funding serves homeless populations through Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)Transitional Housing (TH)Rapid Re-Housing (RRH)Supportive ServicesHMIS Projects, and is accessed through an annual application process. HUD requires specific governance and standards to access their funds, which are outlined in the Continuum of Care Program Interim Rule

The Alabama Balance of State Continuum of Care (AL BoS CoC) is a membership body comprised of community services providers who plans, develops and implements comprehensive and coordinated strategies to address homelessness in 42 Counties. The Alabama Balance of State CoC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of individuals representing our Continuum’s diverse geography and homeless services focus.  The staff of the CoC assist recipients who receive HUD funded homelessness services with ensuring their programs meet CoC requirements, implement Coordinated Entry, and manage the day to day requirements of the CoC.

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  • Promote Community-Wide Commitment to the goal of ending homelessness

  • Provide funding to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness

  • Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families

  • Optimize self -sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness


Alabama Housing Finance Authority Emergency Rental Assistance Program

LANDLORDS: Are some of your tenants behind on their rent?

RENTERS: Can’t pay rent or utility bills?

Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama is here to help. COVID-19 has affected residents across the state. We have emergency funds available to help Alabama renters pay rent and utility bills (including past due rent and utilities).
The online and phone system opens for applications from landlords and tenants on March 1, 2021 at 8 a.m. Central Time.

If you are in the ARCH COC service area and  have additional questions please fee free to contact 334-273-0668



Our mission is to BRIDGE THE GAP between Communities, Landlords, Housing Developers and State and Federal Resources to provide Support, Housing and Services that strengthen and sustain the stability of home for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

Geographic Area

The Balance of State Continuum of Care coverage area include 42 of Alabama 67 Counties: 𝐵𝑎𝑟𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑟, 𝐵𝑖𝑏𝑏, 𝐵𝑙𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡, 𝐵𝑢𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑟, 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑡𝑜𝑛, 𝐶ℎ𝑜𝑐𝑡𝑎𝑤, 𝐶𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑒, 𝐶𝑙𝑎𝑦, 𝐶𝑙𝑒𝑏𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑒, 𝐶𝑜𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑒, 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑢ℎ, 𝐶𝑜𝑜𝑠𝑎, 𝐶𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑡𝑜𝑛, 𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑤, 𝐶𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑚𝑎𝑛, 𝐷𝑎𝑙𝑒, 𝐷𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑠, 𝐸𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑚𝑏𝑖𝑎, 𝐹𝑎𝑦𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒, 𝐺𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑎, 𝐺𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑛𝑒, 𝐻𝑎𝑙𝑒, 𝐻𝑒𝑛𝑟𝑦, 𝐻𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑛, 𝐽𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑠𝑜𝑛, 𝐿𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑟, 𝐿𝑒𝑒,  𝑀𝑎𝑐𝑜𝑛, 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑜, 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙, 𝑀𝑜𝑛𝑟𝑜𝑒, 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑦, 𝑃𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑒𝑛𝑠, 𝑃𝑖𝑘𝑒, 𝑅𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑙𝑝ℎ, 𝑆𝑢𝑚𝑡𝑒𝑟, 𝑇𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑔𝑎, 𝑇𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑝𝑜𝑜𝑠𝑎, 𝑊𝑎𝑙𝑘𝑒𝑟, 𝑊𝑎𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑡𝑜𝑛 and 𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑐𝑜𝑥 counties.


Homeless Outreach

Street outreach involves moving outside the walls of our agency to engage with people experiencing homelessness who may be disconnected and alienated not only from mainstream services and supports, but from the services targeting homeless persons as well. This is incredibly important work designed to help establish supportive relationships, give people advice and support, and hopefully enhance the possibility that they will access necessary services and supports that will help them move off the streets.


Post Office Box 451
Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 334-273-0668

Fax: 334-273-0669


©2004 by Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. - Alabama Balance of State CoC