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Monday, October 6, 2014

The Latest HUD Developments for Continuums of Care

Just last month, HUD issued their 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), making available $1.83 billion nationwide to fight homelessness. CoCs have to act quickly to secure these funds, as applications are due October 30th. In addition, CoCs are required to implement new 2014 HUD Data Standards for their Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) this month.

Here's the skinny on this year's CoC NOFA:

  • The Collaborative Application (former Exhibit 1) is not required, as this is covered by the 2013 Application for fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
  • The Project Applications (new and renewal) and related attachments are required.
  • The Priority Listing and related attachments is required. As was the case for the 2013 Application, CoCs must rank their project applications and group them in Tiers 1 and 2. Find your Annual Renewal Demand and Tier 1 Allocation (ARD minus 2%) here. The full ARDs are anticipated to be funded, but HUD is requiring the Priority Listing just in case they need to make cuts. 
  • Project Applicants must be informed of their Priority Listing rank at least 10 days prior to the application due date of October 30th.
  • Don't forget that you need to make the public aware of the opportunity to submit project applications by posting a newspaper or website notice.
More information and resources on the 2013 and 2014 NOFAs can be found here.

You can find information on the 2014 HUD Data Standards here

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