Membership Information

The mission of Mid Florida Homeless Coalition is to promote partnerships that ensure homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring in Citrus, Hernando, Lake and Sumter counties.

Any individual or organization can be a member of the Mid Florida Homeless Coalition and the Continuum of Care. Any individual or organization can provide input as a voting member.

There are benefits of being a PAID member of the Mid Florida Homeless Coalition and the Continuum of Care.

  • Individuals & all employees of Paid Member Organizations will receive a 25% discount on all workshops held in 2020 by Mid Florida Homeless Coalition.
  • Ability to apply for or receive grant funds through Mid Florida Homeless Coalition.
  • First priority in using GoToMeeting to virtually attend any meetings.
  • Supporting Members Logo added to MFHC website.
  • You can become, through MFHC, more effective in: Advocating for the rights of the homeless population; encouraging coordination and collaboration of available resources so as to maximize utilization and promote efficiency; and supporting diversion and prevention initiatives.
  • You may also get a good feeling knowing that you supported us in these initiatives.

Continuum of Care

The Continuum of Care (CoC) program is designed to assist sheltered and unsheltered homeless people by providing the housing and/or services needed to help participants move into transitional and permanent housing, with the goal of long-term stability.

Specifically, 24 CFR part 578.1 of the CoC Program interim rule states that the primary purpose of the CoC Program is to:

  1. Promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness;
  2. Provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to re-house homeless individuals and families rapidly while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities as a consequence of homelessness;
  3. Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families;
  4. Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.