Continuum of Care


The Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) Continuum of Care program competition is open and notice of funding availability is  here. 


FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition Resources


The scorecards are used by the Finance Subcommittee of the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee to score and rank project applications. All applicant agencies should read the scorecards to ensure they understand the requirements and performance outcomes for project applications.

2019 Renewal Project Scorecard

2019 New Project Scorecard


FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition Notice and Request for Letter of Intent


The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Continuum of Care Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange and the City of Asheville Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee website, Continuum of Care. Additional information may be found at the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY 2019 Continuum of Care website at This announcement serves as the opportunity for agencies to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for funding for new and/or renewal projects as part of the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Grants Competition. Agencies considering submitting a Letter of Intent must clearly demonstrate their ability to successfully meet CoC program outcomes in one or more of the activity areas as outlined in the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Continuum of Care Program, Interim Final Rule, 24 CFR Part 578 [Docket No. FR-5476-I-01].


Eligible applicants for the CoC Program Competition should submit a written Letter of Intent to the Homeless Initiative Lead no later than  5:00 p.m., July 15, 2019 to:

Brian Huskey




HUD has made several changes to the eligibility requirements for permanent housing, permanent supportive housing, and rapid rehousing. Applicants should carefully read the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition NOFA regarding these changes. Additional details are located in
the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition NOFA. A complete list of new, changed, and highlighted information can be found on the FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition NOFA What’s New, Changes, and Highlights page.


FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition NOFA What’s New, Changes, and Highlights page.


FY 2019 Eligible Activities (Project must be ready to proceed in calendar year 2020)


● CoC Renewal Projects.
● New Permanent Supportive Housing Projects (PSH).
● New Rapid Re-Housing Projects (RRH).
● New Joint Transitional housing and Rapid Re-Housing Projects (TH-RRH).
● Tier 1 ($1,164,332) is 94% of the NC-501 Continuum of Care Annual Renewal Demand amount (FY 2019 ARD = $1,238,651).
● The amount available for the Domestic Violence Bonus is 10% of the NC-501 CoC Preliminary Pro Rata Need = $59,985 (FY 2019 PPRN=$599,854).
● The amount available for CoC Bonus Projects is $61,933, or 5% of the NC-501 CoC Final Pro Rata Need (FPRN = $1,238,660).
● The amount available for Continuum of Care Planning Activities = $37,160.
● Renewal project applicants may submit their project applications that had no changes reflected on the Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) but should wait to access e-snaps to complete renewal project applications when the FY 2019 Renewal Project Application Detailed Instructions are posted on the HUD Exchange.
● FY 2019 CoC Estimated Renewal Amounts are available at


CoC Projects are Designed to:


● Promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
● Provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and local governments to quickly house or rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness to individuals, families, and communities.
● Promote access to and utilization of mainstream benefits by homeless individuals and families.
● Provide supportive services that are voluntary, flexible, and consumer-driven.


Funding for these projects is provided through the HUD CoC Homeless Assistance Grant Programs (under the HEARTH Act). Submission of a Letter of Intent does not constitute an application, nor does it constitute approval for funding by the CoC or HUD.


Who Can Submit a Letter of Intent


Potential new and renewal project applicants must meet the following requirements:

● Serve persons experiencing homelessness in Buncombe County, NC (NC-501).
● Are prepared to utilize or are already utilizing the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to record client level data.
● Can demonstrate that the project will project will provide required match of the total project budget (minus leasing dollars).
● Can demonstrate that the project will be able to begin in the calendar year 2020.
● Are registered or are prepared to register with the System for Awards Management (SAM) to obtain a DUNS number.
● Have obtained or are prepared to obtain an e-Snaps profile and is willing to submit HUD CoC applications through the required online portal.
● Have experience in providing housing and/or services to individuals or families experiencing homelessness.
● Are prepared to participate or participate in Coordinated Entry in the NC-501 Continuum of Care.
● Will prioritize eligible households based on the NC-501 Continuum of Care’s identified prioritization policies and process.


Submission Instructions for Letter of Intent


All Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the FY 2019 Continuum of Care funding must delineate project type with an estimated request amount, and be received no later than 5:00 pm on July 15, 2019, to:

Brian Huskey

Letters of Intent received after the deadline will not be reviewed or considered. Submission of a Letter of Intent does not constitute an application nor does it constitute approval for funding.


Additional Information


The FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Consolidated Application (CoC Application and CoC Priority Listing) and project applications are available in e-Snaps at

Approved project applicants can access the applications to review, update, and enter information that is required for the application process through the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition NOFA.

Project Applications for all new, renewal, and CoC Planning projects must be completed in e-Snaps and notice with attached application package, agency audit summary report, and for renewals, all relevant APRs and corresponding eLOCCS vouchers sent to the CoC Collaborative
Applicant on or before 12:00 p.m. (noon), August 16, 2019, to be considered for review and ranking recommendations by the Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee Finance Sub-Committee, which is comprised of community representatives that do not receive CoC funding.

Brian Huskey, c/o the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Initiative at
P.O. Box 7148
Asheville, NC 28802
(electronically at)

Project Applications will be reviewed and written notifications sent to all project applicants regarding whether project applications will be included, reduced, or rejected from the CoC Consolidated Application no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 23, 2019.

Consolidated Application Submission Deadline is Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Arrangements will be made to provide technical assistance or review any or all parts of the NC-501 CoC Consolidated Application in a manner that is effective for persons with disabilities and any person with limited English proficiency (Se adaptarán las disposiciones para proveer y
revisar todas las partes del NC-501 CoC Consolidated Application en una forma eficaz para personas descapaz y personas con compentencia del inglés limitadas).




Brian Huskey
CD Analyst-Homeless Lead
City of Asheville
Community and Economic Development Department