We are currently awaiting the release of the FY2015 Notice of Availability of Funds (NOFA). We expect this to occur late May/early June, with applications due later in the summer. At this time, we do not know if there will be funding available for new projects but want to provide adequate time for potential grantees to plan.
Based on available information, eligible program types will be limited to:
- Permanent Supportive Housing Projects serving Chronically Homeless Individuals and/or Families; and
- Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families with Children.
Who are considered eligible as Chronically Homeless?
An individual or family with a disabling condition who has been either continuously homeless (on street or other unsheltered location, or in shelter) for one (1) or more years, or has at least four (4) episodes of homelessness in the past three (3) years.
What is Rapid Re-Housing?
Rapid Re-Housing is a model of housing assistance that is designed to assist the homeless, with or without disabilities, move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing. Rapid re-housing assistance is time-limited, individualized, and flexible. While Rapid Re-Housing can be used for any homeless person, preliminary evidence indicates that it can be particularly effective for households with children. Under the CoC, only programs targeted to families with children are eligible for funding.
How can funding be used?
Both of these are considered permanent housing programs. The funding will include Rental Assistance, Case Management and Administration. Projects can serve a single county or multiple counties.
Who is eligible to apply?
The applicant for these funds may be a non-profit, a unit of local government, or a Public Housing Authority.
What to do if you are interested in being considered for the submission of a 2015 New Project:
By noon Friday May 22, send an e-mail to PA_CoC@hotmail.com indicating your interest in submitting an application for these funds as follows:
In the Subject: Eastern PA CoC New Project
Provide the following information:
- Agency Name
- County(s) to be served
- Whether you are requesting funding for:
- Permanent Supportive Housing project to serve Chronically Homeless Individuals or Families or
- Rapid Rehousng for Homeless Families with Children
- Need for they type of project proposed in the geographic area to be served. This should include data from the 2014 Point in Time Survey (county level data attached) as well as other information that indicates the need for this project.
- Contact information:
- Phone number
- E-mail address
What is the next step?
Additional information, including funding availability, HUD priorities, and CoC priorities will be provided after the release of the NOFA.
If I have questions about this who should I contact?
Send an e-mail to PA_CoC@hotmail.com and DMA will get back to you as quickly as possible.