Continuum of Care


The NC-501 Asheville-Buncombe Continuum of Care FY2021 Consolidated Application and Project Priority List are now available for review.

 

NC-501 Asheville-Buncombe Continuum of Care FY2021 Consolidated Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bHuEKyBqKVxlqEb5CTmuIeUuI6emrPUu/view?usp=sharing

NC-501 Asheville-Buncombe Continuum of Care FY2021 Project Priority List: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mq3d3VAhwJuqthRoWz2pdj4m3awl5BJx/view?usp=sharing

 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:

Emily Ball 

Community Development Analyst-Homelessness Lead

City of Asheville

Eball@ashevillenc.gov

C (828) 747-8510

O (828) 271-6129

 

 

 Posted: November 9,2021 at 4:31 P.M.


Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs 

FY 2021 Continuum of Care Funding Competition – NC-501 Asheville-Buncombe 

Project Applications must be ranked as part of the Consolidated Application into Tier 1 and Tier 2. 

      • NC 501 FY2021 Annual Renewal Demand (the ARD is determined by HUD) = $1,774,234 
      • Tier 1: 100% of NC 501’s ARD = $1,774,234 
      • CoC Planning Project (Not ranked) = $53,227 (not ranked) 
      • No Renewal Project Applications in this year’s CoC Competition were reduced or rejected.

TIER 1

PROJECT APPLICATION

GIW/

FUNDING

TYPE

PROJECT RANKING

Shelter + Care: Homeward Bound of WNC

$461,872

PSH

1

Permanent Supportive Housing 3: Homeward Bound of WNC

$110,674

PSH

2

Permanent Supportive Housing 5: Homeward Bound of WNC

$221,581

PSH

3

Permanent Supportive Housing 1: Homeward Bound of WNC

$297,458

PSH

4

Permanent Supportive Housing 2: Homeward Bound of WNC

$87,892

PSH

5

Bridge to Recovery: Homeward Bound of WNC

$447,585

PSH

6

Helpmate: Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Support for DV  Survivors

$79,672

RRH

7

NC-501 HMIS Grant – City of Asheville

$67,500

HMIS

8

SUBTOTAL

$1,774,234

   

 

TIER 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

PROJECT APPLICATION

GIW/

FUNDING

TYPE

PROJECT RANKING

Helpmate: Expansion of RRH for DV  Survivors (DV Bonus)

$107,170

RRH

9

PSH-5 Expansion: Homeward Bound of WNC (CoC Bonus)

$88,712

PSH

10

SUBTOTAL

$195,582

   

 

NOT RANKED                                                                                                              

PROJECT APPLICATION

GIW/

FUNDING

TYPE

PROJECT RANKING

NC-501 Continuum of Care Planning Project

$53,227

PLANNING

  not ranked

Total of all FY2021 projects, if awarded:  $2,023,343

 

  

Posted: November 4, 2021 at 5:07 P.M.



NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs opened the FY2021 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Opportunity on August 18, 2021. Details, guidelines, and application information are available on the Continuum of Care Program Competition site

Local Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

National Competition Deadline: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

NC-501 FY2021 Continuum of Care NOFO Competition:

Available Funding

  • FY2021 Estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) = $1,774,234.
  • 100% of the NC-501 ARD ($1,774,234) is available in Tier 1 in the FY 2021 CoC NOFO Competition.
  • Permanent Supportive Housing Bonus available amount = $88,712 (5% of estimated ARD)
  • Domestic Violence Bonus available amount = $107,170
  • The City of Asheville, as the NC-501 Collaborative Applicant, is eligible for $57,227 in Planning Grant funds (3% of estimated ARD)
  • ARD amounts for all CoCs are available here.

NC-501 Asheville-Buncombe Continuum of Care Application Process

There are three (3) components in the NC-501 Continuum of Care project funding application process:

(1) Submit a Letter of Intent to apply for funding for NEW and/or RENEWAL projects to Brian Huskey, Community Development Analyst, City of Asheville, Friday, September 3, 2021, no later than 5:00 p.m.

(2) Submit a completed project application via eSnaps for local review, scoring, and ranking. The deadline for LOCAL REVIEW is Wednesday, October 13, 2021 no later than 12:00 p.m.

(3) If approved and ranked for funding in the local review process, agencies must submit the completed, finalized version of the project application to HUD by Tuesday, November 16, 2021, no later than 8:00 p.m.

Continuum of Care Overview

Continuum of Care projects are designed to:

(1) Promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness;

(2) Provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, local governments, states, Indian Tribes, or tribally-designated housing entities to quickly house or rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence/stalking, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness;

(3) Promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream benefits by homeless individuals and families;

(4) Optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

Authority

(1) The CoC Program is authorized by subtitle C of title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, (42 U.S.C. 11381–11389) (the Act), and the CoC Program rule found in 24 CFR part 578 (the Rule).

(2) The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funds were authorized by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (Public Law 116-94, approved December 20, 2019).

(3) The FY 2021 funds were authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Public Law 116- 260, approved December 27, 2020).

HUD’s Homeless Policy Priorities and Program Highlights

(1) Ending homelessness for all persons.

(2) Use a Housing First approach.

(3) Reducing Unsheltered Homelessness.

(4) Improving System Performance.

(5) Partnering with Housing, Health, and Service Agencies.

(6) Racial Equity.

(7) Inclusion of Persons with Lived Experience in policy and funding decision-making.

FY 2021 Eligible Activities

Renewal Projects

(1) Renewal Permanent Housing (PH) or Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Projects serving one of the following:

  • Program participants who are eligible for assistance under the project’s current grant agreement;
  • Persons eligible to be served in DedicatedPLUS projects as described in Section III.B.2.g of the FY2021 NOFO; or
  • Persons experiencing chronic homelessness at the time they initially enrolled in the project.

(2) PH-RRH (Permanent Housing-Rapid Rehousing), Joint TH (Transitional Housing) and PH-RRH component, TH, and SSO (Supportive  Services Only) projects may serve persons who qualify as homeless under paragraphs (1),(2), or (4) of 24 CFR 578.3;

(3) Renewal projects originally awarded under a previous year’s DV Bonus must continue to serve survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

(4) Applicants are strongly urged to carefully review the FY2021 CoC NOFO Competition Renewal Project Application Detailed Instructions.

New Projects

(1) New PH and PSH projects must serve one of the following:

  • Persons eligible to be served in DedicatedPLUS projects as described in Section III.B.2.g of the FY2021 NOFO, in which case all units funded by the project must be used to serve program participants who meet the qualifications for DedicatedPLUS, or
  • Persons experiencing chronic homelessness at the time they initially enrolled in the project.

(2) New PH-RRH (Permanent Housing-Rapid Rehousing), Joint TH (Transitional Housing) and PH-RRH component, TH, and SSO (Supportive Services Only) projects may serve persons who qualify as homeless under paragraphs (1),(2), or (4) of 24 CFR 578.3.

(3) New DV Bonus projects (RRH, Joint TH and PH-RRH and Coordinated Entry (SSO) must serve survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

(4) Applicants are strongly urged to carefully review the FY2021 CoC NOFO Competition New Project Application Detailed Instructions.

Applicant Eligibility

(1) 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 2022;
  • 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 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 housing placement prioritization policies and process.

Instructions for Submission of Letters of Intent to Apply

  1. All Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the FY 2021 Continuum of Care NOFO competition must specify the project type, the number of people who will be served, and an estimated request amount.
  2. LOIs must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, September 3, 2021, to bhuskey@ashevillenc.gov. 
  3. 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

  1. Project Applications for all CoC new, renewal, HMIS, and 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 representative (electronically at bhuskey@ashevillenc.gov) on or before Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 12:00 p.m., 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.
  2. Please also read and follow carefully all the Application Submission Summary instructions in the Renewal Project Detailed Application Instructions or the New Project Detailed Application Instructions. All project applications must be submitted to the NC-501 Continuum of Care vie e-Snaps in addition to electronic copies of documents requested above in VII(A) being submitted to the CoC Collaborative Applicant representative.
  3. Project Applications will be reviewed and written notifications sent to all applicants regarding whether their applications will be included, reduced, or rejected from the CoC Consolidated Application no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021.
  4. To receive additional information and updates regarding the FY2021 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Opportunity, it is recommended that you subscribe to the HUD Exchange email distribution list, and check specifically “CoC-Continuum of Care” and “Emergency Solutions Grants.”

Please note: Arrangements will be made to provide technical assistance or review of any or all parts of this announcement, NC-501 CoC applications process, details, and obligations in a manner that is effective for persons with disabilities or any person with limited English proficiency. (Se harán arreglos para brindar asistencia técnica o revisar alguna o todas las partes de este anuncio, el proceso de solicitud del CoC NC-501, los detalles y las obligaciones de una manera que sea efectiva para las personas con discapacidades o cualquier persona con dominio limitado del inglés).

For additional information regarding the FY2021 HUD Continuum of Care NOFO, please contact:

Emily Ball

Community Development Analyst – Homelessness Lead

City of Asheville

PO Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802

eball@ashevillenc.gov

C (828) 747-8510

O (828) 271-6129

 

 


Contact

 

Emily Ball 
CD Analyst-Homeless Lead
City of Asheville
Community and Economic Development Department
828-271-6129
eball@ashevillenc.gov

 


 
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