Continuum of Care

The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a community plan to organize and deliver housing and services to meet specific needs of people who are homeless as they move to stable housing and self-sufficiency. It includes action steps to end homelessness and prevent a return to homelessness. The planning region, or community, consists of 20 counties in southeast and south central Minnesota:

  • Blue Earth
  • Brown
  • Dodge
  • Faribault
  • Fillmore
  • Freeborn
  • Goodhue
  • Houston
  • LeSueur
  • Martin
  • Mower
  • Nicollet
  • Olmsted
  • Rice
  • Sibley
  • Steele
  • Wabasha
  • Waseca
  • Watonwan
  • Winona

Meetings are open to anyone who wants to participate. It is our mission to prevent, respond to and help end homelessness in Southeastern Minnesota by coordinating services and maximizing resources.

2015 Application Submitted 11/20/15

2015 Consolidated Application

Priority Listing

Draft 2015 CoC Application 11/18/15

Consolidated Application 2 day mark (11/18/15)

2015 Project Priority Listing 2 day mark (11/18/15)

2015 River Valleys Continuum of Care Ranking Results

Ranking Results (11/3/15)

2015 CoC Funding Availability and Application Process

Summary of Funds Available & Procedures (10/8/15)

New Project Preapplication

Renewal Project Questionnaire

Renewal Listing and Planning Worksheet

September 2015 Calendar

October 2015 Calendar

November 2015 Calendar

HUD Homeless Assistance Competition Project Priorities and Ranking

The River Valleys Continuum of Care (MN 502 CoC) has completed a ranking and preliminary project priority listing of homeless assistance project applications that will be submitted by the MN 502 CoC’s Collaborative Applicant, Three Rivers Community Action, Inc., no later than February 3, 2014, through the annual Consolidated Application to the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development for funding in the FY 2013 Continuum of Care competition.  All of the projects in the listing have been accepted for inclusion in the submission by the CoC.  There were no proposals rejected.
The CoC welcomes comments and input on the projects and the process.  Contact CoC Coordinator Mary Ulland Evans at 507-273-6339 or

River Valleys Continuum of Care 2013 Project Ranking – Posted 1/16/14

Fiscal Year 2013 Preliminary Project Priority Listing – Posted 1/16/14

Regional Homeless Assistance Funding to be Allocated

Proposals for federal McKinney-Vento homeless assistance funds, annually awarded to housing and service providers through a competitive process called Continuum of Care (CoC), will be considered for priority inclusion in the 2013 SE MN regional CoC application to the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.  McKinney-Vento grant recipients who intend to submit an application for renewal funding, and potential grant recipients who intend to apply for permanent supportive housing or rapid re-housing funds that may be available through reallocation, must present their proposals to the River Valleys CoC membership at its annual project priorities meeting on Thursday, January 9, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the VFW, 135 Oakdale Street, in Owatonna, MN.  The funds can serve homeless persons in the following MN counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, LeSueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan and Winona.  For more information contact Mary Ulland Evans, River Valleys CoC Coordinator, at 507-273-6339 or, or visit our webpage at

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