Continuum of Care Acronyms

The list below outlines commonly used Continuum of Care acronyms.  View the how to print frequently asked question to learn more about your print options for this list.  

Acronym
Associated Term
AESAdaptive Enterprise Solutions (Adsystech)
AHAffordable Housing
AHARAnnual Homeless Assessment Report
AIRSAlliance of Information and Referral Systems
AMIArea (Annual) Median Income
APRAnnual Performance Report
ARDAnnual Renewal Demand (formerly called HHN)
CDBGCommunity Development Block Grant
CESCoordinated Entry
CHChronic Homeless
CHAPCommunity Homeless Assistance Providers
CHOContributing HMIS Homeless Organization
CISCommunity Information Systems
CMSClient Management System (our local HMIS)
CoCContinuum of Care
Coord. I & ACoordinated Intake & Assessment
CSBGCommunity Services Block Grant
DVDomestic Violence
EHICElectronic Housing Inventory Chart
ESEmergency Shelter
ESGEmergency Solutions Grants
esnapsElectronic data system for SNAP (see SNAP)
FAQ'sFrequently Asked Questions
FIPSFederal Information Processing Standards Codes for States, counties, and named populated places.
FMRFair Market Rent
FPLFederal Poverty Level
HEARTHHomeless Emergency and Rapid Transition to Housing
HHNHold Harmless Need Amount (now called ARD)
HICHousing Inventory Chart
HIPPAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HMISHomeless Management Information Systems
HPRPHomeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
HUDUnited States Department of Housing and Urban Development
I & RInformation and Referral
JT-TH/RRHJoint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing
NOFANotice of Funding Availability
PATHProjects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
PHIProtected Health Information
PIIPersonal Identifiable Information
PITPoint In Time
PKIPublic Key Infrastructure
PPIPersonal Protected Information
PRNPro Rata Need Amount
PSHPermanent Supportive Housing
QPRQuarterly Performance Report
RFPRequest for Proposal
RHYMISRunaway & Homeless Youth Management Information System
RRHRapid Rehousing
ROMAResults-Oriented Management and Accountability
S+CShelter Plus Care (former PSH program for chronic homeless)
SASubstance Abuse
SHSafe Haven
SHPSupportive Housing Program (includes TH, S+C, SPC and SRO)
SNAPSpecial Needs Assistance Programs
SNAPSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps)
SOARSSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery Program
SROSingle Room Occupancy
SSDISocial Security Disability Income
SSISupplemental Security Income
SSOSupportive Services Only
SSVFSupportive Services for Veteran Families Program
SuperNOFASuper (Consolidated) Notice of Funding Availability
TATechnical Assistance
TANFTemporary Assistance to Needy Families
THTransitional Housing
USICHU.S. Inter-agency Council on Homelessness
VASHHUD-VA Supportive Housing Program
VAWAViolence Against Women Act
XMLExtensible Markup Language