|FY2012 Continuum of Care Program Funding|
|U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a second round of renewed support for more than 500 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. Provided through HUD’sContinuum of Care Program, the funding announced today will ensure these local projects remain operating in the coming year. This year, HUD challenged local communities to reexamine their response to homelessness and give greater weight to proven strategies, from providing ‘rapid re-housing’ for homeless families to permanent supportive housing for those experiencing chronic homelessness (see chart below or view chart here).The $72 million in grants announced today support a wide range of programs including street outreach, client assessment, and direct housing assistance. In March, HUD awarded more than $1.5 billion in a first round of grant funding to renew support for more than 7,000 other local programs. View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding.
It should be noted that since the announcement of the Tier 1 renewal projects HUD determined, based on the calculations of all project applications submitted by the January 18, 2013 submission deadline, that it would be able to fund Tier 2 renewals.
HUD intends to announce the new projects within the next 60 days. The announcement will include new projects that pass the threshold scoring for project applications that are included in a CoC that scores at a minimum of 97 points out of 130 points. Both the new project applications created through reallocation and CoC planning costs applications do not depend on the CoC Application score; however, these projects are treated as new projects and must pass the project application review threshold in order to be considered for an award.
Click on the link below to view the Point-in-Time count for the Balance of State Continuum of Care. This summary provides the unduplicated count of persons experiencing homelessness in a sheltered or unsheltered setting.