The Louisiana Balance of State Continuum of Care proudly serves all people experiencing homelessness in the following parishes:
Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Point Coupee, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana
Baton Rouge Region
Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis
Lake Charles Region
Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, Terrebonne
Natchitoches/ Sabine Region
Plaquemines, St. Bernard
Plaquemines/ St. Bernard Region
Funding Year 2017 Homelessness Data
Every year in January, the LA BOSCOC conducts a Point in Time (PIT) Count. Part census and part outreach event, the PIT Count is both an opportunity to connect outreach workers with people experiencing literal homelessness and to count how many people are experiencing homelessness, and in what ways, in the LA BOSCOC.
Every year, the LA BOSCOC submits system performance measures to HUD. These measures give an overview of how well homeless service providers succeeded at preventing and ending homelessness during the previous year. They also provide another way of looking at how the homeless population is changing and engaging services.
Every year, HUD issues a document summarizing the LA BOSCOC's score in the Continuum of Care Program Competition. It highlights certain high priority questions that reflect HUD's perspective on the LA BOSCOC's overall health and success.
Funding Year 2017 Point in Time (PIT) Count
Funding Year 2017 System Performance Measures
Funding Year 2017 CoC Program Competition Debriefing
During the FY17 CoC Program Competition, the LA BOSCOC scored 161 out of 200 total points.
The median score for all CoCs was 147.5.
The weighted average score for all CoCs was 159.75. (This is the average CoC score weighted by Annual Renewal Demand [ARD]. CoCs that scored higher than the weighted average were more likely to gain funding relative to their ARD, also known as the total dollar amount of their renewal projects; CoCs that scored lower were more likely to lose funding relative to their ARD.)
The debriefing highlighted fourteen "high priority" CoC Application questions. The LA BOSCOC scored perfectly or near-perfectly (within 1 point of maximum) on eleven out of fourteen questions. Of the remaining three questions, two were related to rapid re-housing projects, which were not funded in the LA BOSCOC through either the CoC Program or ESG until FY17.
FY17 is the first year in which the LA BOSCOC's score is higher than the weighted average score.
Performance over time
The LA BOSCOC was founded in Funding Year 2015 (FY15). Since FY15, the average and median scores across all CoCs have remained steady, while the LA BOSCOC's score has risen significantly.
Under the FY17 CoC Program Competition, the LA BOSCOC applied for:
- $14,407,749 in renewal funding for existing projects
- $135,636 in renewal funding for new projects (i.e. funds that were reallocated)
- $852,563 in new funding for new projects
- $15,061,948 in total project funding
The LA BOSCOC received all renewal funding it requested for both existing and new projects, all new funding it requested, and small increases in funding for all rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing projects to cover increases in fair market rent values.