CoC NOFA Information: Tampa / Hillsborough County Continuum of Care Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition
As presented during the CoC Meeting yesterday (October 2, 2014), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the Notice of Funding Availability for FY 2014 funds. This is the second year of the FY 2013-FY 2014 CoC Program Competition.
As the lead agency for the Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC, THHI is responsible for coordinating the submission of renewals as well as for the submission of a new project for the permanent supportive housing bonus option included in this NOFA.
All renewal projects are eligible to apply for one year of funding and will be ranked based on performance. The application will be due in esnaps by October 14, 2014. Further instructions will be provided next week.
New Projects – Permanent Supportive Housing Bonus
THHI will release a RFP next week for a new project to create dedicated permanent supportive housing to serve the chronically homeless. These must be new beds. The estimated amount available for a new project is $920,552. Additional details will be included in the RFP.
New PSH projects must use a Housing First approach in the design of the program. Housing First is an approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements. Supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to homelessness as opposed to addressing predetermined treatment goals prior to permanent housing entry.
Anyone considering submitting a new project is strongly encouraged to review HUD’s Housing First in Permanent Supportive Housing Brief which provides an overview of the principles and core components of the Housing First model.
Renewal and New Projects
All agencies applying for a renewal application or new project are strongly encouraged to review the informational and resource materials made available by HUD on their Continuum of Care Program webpage – https://www.hudexchange.info/coc.
On this page you will find:
The direct link to the FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice Webcast broadcast is
If you have questions regarding the CoC programs between now and the time THHI releases the RFP, you may email your questions to Info@THHI.org.