Greater Nashua Continuum of Care

About Us

The Greater Nashua Continuum of Care (GNCOC), formalized in 1995, includes the City of Nashua and nine surrounding communities in Hillsborough County. The general purpose of the Continuum is to apply for funding for programs and services to address homelessness. The GNCOC is made up of nonprofit agencies (shelters, food pantries, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing agencies), service providers, the banking and business communities, faith-based organizations, veteran’s service agencies, welfare, educational institutions, youth organizations, representation from federal and state government, homeless or formerly homeless people and other concerned citizens. Following the guidelines of the Nashua Consolidated Plan and the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, many goals have been realized, including additional affordable housing units, increased participation from towns in the GNCOC geographical area and from the business community, and greater awareness of and involvement in local, state, and national legislative issues concerning homelessness.

Homeless Management Information System

A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness. Each Continuum of Care (CoC) is responsible for selecting an HMIS software solution that complies with HUD's data collection, management, and reporting standards.

Key Terms

Emergency Shelter

Any facility with overnight sleeping accommodations, the primary purpose of which is to provide temporary shelter for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless.

Safe Haven

A Safe Haven is a 24hr/7 days a week community-based early recovery model of supportive housing that serves hard-to-reach and hard-to-engage individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Transitional Housing

A project that is designed to provide housing and appropriate supportive services to homeless persons to facilitate movement to independent living within 24 months, or a longer period approved by HUD.

Point in Time Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January.

Coordinated Entry

We partner with organizations all across New Hampshire to ensure that the resources that you need are within reach via a coordinated entry process. If you are experiencing homelessness in Nashua, you should contact the Coordinated Entry Line at 1-844-800-9911. They will complete an assessment and refer you to the appropriate agency for assistance. You may also contact NH 2-1-1 (Dial 211 in NH) for possible homeless resources outside of Nashua.

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