Homeless Assistance Program
Continuum of Care - Balance of State

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act programs, administered by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), awards funds and requires the development of a "Continuum of Care" system in the region where assistance is being sought.


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A Continuum of Care system addresses the critical problem of homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a system to meet those needs.

The approach is predicated on the understanding that homelessness is not caused merely by a lack of shelter, but involves a variety of underlying, unmet needs - physical, economic, and social. Funds are granted based on an annual competition following a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) by HUD.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS)-Nebraska Homeless Assistance Program (NHAP) coordinates submission of the Continuum of Care-Balance of State application. Through this extremely competitive CoC program, service providers within the five rural Continuum of Care regions ( meaning all statewide regions excluding Lincoln and Omaha) apply for project funding to benefit homeless and near homeless Nebraskans.


Nebraska Homeless Assistance Program (NHAP)
301 Centennial Mall South, 4th Floor
PO Box 5026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-9676
FAX: (402) 742-2336

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