CoC Standards & Monitoring

CoC Community Standards

The CoC Community Standards are meant to assist the Chicago CoC by offering best practices that can be used by homeless service providers and funders. They are designed to comply with the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act and guide the operation of programs that address homelessness in Chicago. They are reviewed and updated annually.

Approved Standards and Documents

CoC Program Monitoring

The goals of Chicago Continuum of Care Program Monitoring are to:

  • Proactively assist projects with efforts to comply with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations. Although CoC program monitoring does not exhaustively address all HUD program requirements, this process addresses areas that HUD prioritizes.
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance opportunities to CoC funded projects.
  • Help resolve performance concerns related to policies, procedures, and outcomes.
  • Ensure there is consistency in how agencies and projects implement their CoC-funded programs.

If you have any questions about CoC Program Monitoring, please contact Jennifer Fabbrini at

2022 CoC Program Monitoring Policies and Tools

All Chicago will use the following policies and tools for program monitoring.

Cohort 1 – October 2022

Cohort 2 – November 2022

Technical Assistance (TA) Resource Library

All Chicago provides technical assistance to agencies within the Chicago CoC to aid learning and help resolve identified needs or issues. These resources have been developed or accumulated by All Chicago and they relate to broadly applying best practices, policies, standards, and regulations.

Financial Monitoring

All Chicago will use the following policies and tools for financial monitoring.

If you have any questions about financial monitoring, please contact the CoC Programs Team at

CoC Financial Monitoring Policies and Tools