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City of Durham
Community Development
2021 - Continuum of Care
CLOSED  Deadline  9/30/2021
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Project Minimum Requirements  [hide this]

In order to be eligible for being considered for funding by the Durham CoC during the 2021 HUD CoC Homeless Grants Competition, proposed projects must be for one of the following activities:

  • Permanent Supportive Housing: Community-based housing without a designated length of stay for households in which someone has a disability. Supportive services designed to meet the needs of the participants must be available to participants.
  • Rapid Rehousing: Short-term [up to 3 months] and/or medium term [3-24 months] tenant-based rental assistance with supportive services as necessary to help a homeless individual or family, with or without disabilities, move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing.
  • Homeless Management Information System (HMIS): Operating an information system/database as the HMIS Lead designated by the Continuum of Care.
  • Coordinated Entry & Assessment: Operating a coordinated process designed to coordinate program participant intake assessment and provision of referrals for housing and shelter assistance. A coordinated system covers the CoC's entire geographic area, is easily accessed by individuals and families seeking housing or services, is well advertised, and includes a comprehensive and standardized assessment tool.
  • Joint TH and PH-RRH Component Project. The Joint TH and PH-RRH component project combines transitional housing and permanent housing-rapid rehousing–in a single project to serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Projects prioritize those with the highest needs using an evidence-based approach designed to provide stable housing and services that, to the greatest extent possible, move the participant towards self-sufficiency and independence. Program participants may only receive up to 24-months of total assistance. 

In addition, the project must take part in Entry Point Durham, the CoC's Coordinated Entry System. In order to submit a competitive pre-application and full project application, organizations are strongly encouraged to become familiar with ALL of the documents available in the LIBRARY section of this website.

Organization Minimum Requirements  [hide this]

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements listed below in order to be eligible to submit projects for funding consideration by the Durham CoC during the HUD CoC Homeless Grants Competition.

  • Organization must be a nonprofit organization, State, local government, instrumentality of State and local governments, or a public housing authority. Non-profit means having a 501c(3) tax exemption determination from the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Organization must submit audited financials for the two most immediate completed reporting periods of operation for which audits have been completed. The most recent period covered must be the year ending December 31, 2019 or later. If the organization does not perform audits because it does not meet required audit thresholds, the organization must submit Financial Statements completed by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for the two most recently completed fiscal periods.
  • Organization has financial capacity to manage a reimbursement-based contract, as demonstrated in its most recent audit or financial statement by having sufficient current or liquid assets on hand at least equal to one-twelfth of its annual operating expenses.
  • The organization is prepared to match 25% of any HUD funding award, except for leasing support, which does not require a match.
  • Organization is eligible to contract with the federal government to spend federal funds.
  • Organization meets HUD threshold requirements as described in the Pre-Application Questions.
  • Organization's Board of Directors has adopted a Conflict of Interest Policy for the organization.
  • Organization has a Board of Directors that meets at least quarterly and includes at least one homeless or formerly homeless person or has received a waiver from HUD for the requirement to have a homeless or formerly homeless person on its Board of Directors.
  • Organization is in good standing with the City of Durham. This means that an organization that is currently receiving other funds from the City of Durham, including CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA or City funds, must be in compliance with all terms of their current agreement(s)/contract(s) and must not have any outstanding, uncorrected monitoring findings or concerns as determined by the City of Durham.

Library  [hide this]
Description File Name Date Uploaded File Type
Continuum of Care Interim Rule CoCProgramInterimRule_FormattedVersion.pdf 4/13/2021 12:25:06 PM PDF
Durham CoC Governance Charter DurhamHSACRestructureGovernanceCharter2019-Final.pdf 4/13/2021 12:40:13 PM PDF
Durham CoC Performance Measures DurhamPerformanceMeasures-Final.docx 4/13/2021 12:41:12 PM DOCX
CoC Project Standards for RRH & Prevention DURHAM2.PDF 4/13/2021 12:42:42 PM PDF
CoC Project Standards for PSH Durham_CoC-Program_Standards_PSH_6-2018.pdf 4/13/2021 12:43:21 PM PDF
CoC Coordinated Entry Policies & Procedures DURHAM1.PDF 4/13/2021 12:45:05 PM PDF
Evaluation & Ranking Policies & Procedures COCRAN1.PDF 4/13/2021 12:46:41 PM PDF
Definition of Chronic Homelessness Defining-Chronically-Homeless-Final-Rule.pdf 4/13/2021 12:49:48 PM PDF
CoC Introductory Guide CoCProgramIntroductoryGuide.pdf 4/13/2021 12:55:12 PM PDF
2021_CoC_New_Project_Evaluation_Tool 2021_ScoringInstrumentforNew_Projects.pdf 5/17/2021 6:32:20 AM PDF
2021_CoC_Renewal_Project_Evaluation_Tool 2021_PH_Renewal_Evaluation_Tool_Final.pdf 5/17/2021 6:35:45 AM PDF
2021 HUD CoC NOFO (Notice Of Funding Opportunity) FY21_CoC_NOFO.pdf 8/26/2021 12:29:53 PM PDF
HMIS@NCCEH Policies & Procedures HMISNCCEH_FINAL_Operating_Policies_and_Procedures-June2021CoCWorkingDocument1.docx 9/3/2021 5:11:59 AM DOCX

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