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October 14, 2015
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HUD Releases CoC Notice of Funding Availability

Incorporating SOAR Into Your NOFA Applications

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) just released the FY 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and we're sure that many of you are already hard at work putting together the application materials!

While focusing your applications on increasing permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing resources, remember: Access to income increases housing options and stability.

With the competitiveness of the NOFA this year, a few things to keep in mind as you work on your application:
  1. Highlight your SOAR program's success in helping individuals to access income and housing.
  2. Utilize SOAR best practice guidance when working with special populations.
  3. Incorporate SOAR screening and referral into your Coordinated Entry System.
Integrating SOAR into Housing First programs is a proven, effective way to end homelessness for individuals with disabling conditions. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss how you can initiate or grow a local SOAR initiative.

Read more about how to use each of these strategies on our website!
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