Resources for HUD's Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability
The resources on this page are designed to assist programs and communities before, during, and after the process of responding to the HUD FY17 CoC Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
The CoC Program Competition Registration Notice identifies the addition of a new Joint Transitional Housing (TH) and Rapid Re-housing (RRH) Component project type. This type of project is designed to better serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness by providing low-barrier, temporary housing while individuals quickly move to permanent housing with a seamless program design. This may be a great fit for domestic violence (DV) and/or sexual assault (SA) providers to consider, as it provides the flexibility to move DV/SA survivors from transitional housing to permanent housing and maintain program participants in the same combined program.
To find the FY17 CoC NOFA and related information from HUD, click here.
Please continue to check back here for the latest news and updates, as well as additional resources, on the CoC Program Competition. In addition, if you have specific questions about the CoC Program Competition or would like further technical assistance, please click here.
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY 2017 Continuum of Care Program Competition. To assist victim service providers and Continuum of Care (CoC) leaders prepare funding applications under this FY 2017 CoC NOFA that are responsive to the range of unmet housing needs of domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) survivors, this resource brief highlights opportunities for DV/SA programs to work in partnership with their CoCs to design new and expanded safe housing projects.
FAQ - Coordinated Entry (CE) Process: A Resource for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Service Providers
This FAQ tool has been developed in response to questions the Consortium has received from DV/SA advocates who are interesting in learning more about the Homeless Continuum of Care coordinated entry (CE) requirements and process to promote CE access and safe housing options for survivors. The FAQ draws from regulations and other guidance from HUD and USICH and offers strategies and resources for DV/SA providers who want to contribute to the creation and implementation of the CE process in their communities.
This research brief provides a brief overview of the current and expanding evidence behind best practices in helping domestic violence survivors obtain safe and stable housing. It begins with evidence for three common core components of this work: mobile advocacy, flexible funding, and attending to safety. It then provides evidence for how services should be provided: survivor-driven, trauma-informed, and voluntary.
Common Ground, Complementary Approaches: Adapting the Housing First Model for Domestic Violence Survivors
The Housing First model has been shown to be a highly effective approach to achieving permanent housing for chronically homeless individuals with serious mental illness and chemical dependency. There are numerous components of the model that lend themselves toward achieving similar goals for homeless domestic violence (DV) survivors and their children. A leading cause of homelessness for women, many of whom are mothers, is DV. This article describes the commonalities between the Housing First model and the tenets of DV victim advocacy work and explores how Housing First can be adapted to effectively achieve safe and stable housing for DV survivors and their children. Preliminary evidence for the adapted model – termed Domestic Violence Housing First – is provided, and policy implications are discussed.
This webinar explains the connections between domestic violence, housing, and homelessness, and underscores that domestic violence related homelessness is family homelessness.
Developing Well-Designed Safe Housing Projects: A Review of the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) and the CoC Funding of Notice Funding Availability (NOFA) Process
This webinar is a primer on the NOFA application and provides an overview of the application process and strategies for engaging with CoCs. Featured presenters include Mary O’Doherty, Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Rosemary Luckett, Kentucky Housing Corporation; and Michelle Yoebstl, BRASS, Inc. The password for viewing the webinar is dvhousing.
This webinar examines how new approaches employed by a growing number of victim services programs can support safe and stable housing for survivors and explores how modifications to the Rapid Re-housing model can boost its effectiveness with survivors.
This webinar focuses on the importance of safety/safety planning considerations in Coordinated Entry Systems for domestic and sexual violence survivors. Designed specifically for CoCs, these webinar slides provide practical approaches for addressing safety issues facing survivors.
This resource describes the key differences between HMIS and a comparable database; provides an overview of HUD, FVPSA, and VAWA data requirements; outlines 2017 SAGE reporting requirements; and offers helpful tools for choosing a comparable database.
This webinar is intended to help increase DV organizations' understanding of the HUD NOFA. It includes an overview of the FY17 HUD NOFA application including HUD priorities and system performance measures; information on how DV/SA providers can engage and coordinate with their CoCs to increase access for DV survivors; highlights new opportunities and potential changes in the NOFA that could impact DV/SA providers in the application process; and reviews core components for the new Joint Component Project model (Transitional Housing—Rapid Rehousing/Permanent Housing) and key considerations for DV/SA programs. (password to access webinar is hudnofa)
This analysis highlights the addition of a new Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-housing Component project type; new opportunities for reallocated projects; the emphasis on merging CoCs to address funding challenges and create efficiencies; and a new Grant Inventory Worksheet process.
Using the 2017 CoC NOFA Competition to Strengthen Connections to Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence
This year’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) outlines opportunities for CoCs to ensure domestic violence service providers are intentionally engaged in efforts to prevent and end homelessness. This blog also includes additional strategies recommended by the team at USICH. Stronger partnerships across providers and systems can facilitate better access to housing supports and services for survivors seeking assistance and will strengthen communities’ efforts to end homelessness for people who are victims and survivors of trauma.
This webinar from USICH reviews themes and strategies for success in the FY 2017 Continuum of Care Program competition.
This webpage includes links to a CoC preparation webinars, checklist, factsheets, and other relevant resources and tips for the 2017 CoC Program competition.
This blog explains how the recent HUD NOFA - in particular, the "joint component" - provides an opportunity to increase crisis housing capacity for survivors of domestic violence; and provide the help those survivors need to return to housing in the community, when they determine they are ready to do so.
This webinar helps communities learn how they can use the CoC NOFA process to drive long-term change by strategically assessing ways to improve their system, aligning their resources with best practices, and ultimately better serving the most vulnerable in the community. Topics include how communities can make strategic reallocation decisions and the new joint Transitional Housing-Rapid Re-Housing component.