Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (Special NOFO)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a first-of-its-kind package of resources to address unsheltered homelessness and homeless encampments, including funds set aside specifically to address homelessness in rural communities.
 
The $322 million available under this NOFO will enhance communities’ capacity to humanely and effectively address unsheltered homelessness by connecting vulnerable individuals and families to housing, healthcare, and supportive services. This Special NOFO strongly promotes partnerships with healthcare organizations, public housing authorities and mainstream housing providers, and people with lived expertise of homelessness.
 
Overview
Through this Special NOFO, HUD will award funding to communities to implement coordinated approaches -- grounded in Housing First and public health principles -- to reduce the prevalence of unsheltered homelessness, and improve services, health outcomes, and housing stability among highly vulnerable unsheltered individuals and families. HUD expects applicant communities to partner with health and housing agencies to leverage mainstream housing and healthcare resources.
 
Special CoC NOFO Available Funding Opportunities
CoCs will have the opportunity to submit projects for two funding opportunities through this Special NOFO: (1) Unsheltered Homelessness Set Aside and (2) Rural Set Aside. CoCs may apply for projects under one or both funding opportunities as follows:
 
  1. Unsheltered Homelessness Set Aside. Projects included in this funding opportunity may serve any geographic area within the CoC and must meet all eligibility and quality threshold requirements established in this Special NOFO. A CoC’s maximum award amount for this funding opportunity is described in Section III.J of the NOFO.
     

  2. Rural Set Aside. Projects included in this funding opportunity must serve geographic areas that meet the definition of “rural area” as defined in Section III.C.2.k of the NOFO and meet all eligibility and quality threshold requirements established in this Special NOFO. CoCs whose geographic areas do not include any rural areas are not eligible for funding under this funding opportunity. A CoC’s maximum award amount for this funding opportunity is described in Section III.J of the NOFO.

Read HUD’s Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (Special NOFO)

Applications for the Special NOFO are due to HUD on October 20, 2022.

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Technical Assistance Materials

The following technical assistance materials may be helpful to communities as they prepare to respond to HUD’s NOFO. The materials are organized by major policy areas addressed in the NOFO.

Please note these resources are prepared by technical assistance providers and intended only to provide information. The contents of these documents, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

Unsheltered Homelessness

Service Delivery in Rural Areas

Stakeholder Engagement: Incorporating Those with Lived Experience/Expertise

Leveraging Housing Resources

Centering Equity

 

Leveraging Healthcare Resources

 

Content current as of September 20, 2022.