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The 2019 CoC NOFA is Here
Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) posted the 2019 CoC Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The programs funded by this NOFA continue to be the most important tools for building local systems that identify everyone who becomes homeless, keeps them safe, and helps them get back into housing quickly.
2019 Mainstream Voucher Program NOFA: Additional Information and Webinar 7/18
HUD recently issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $150 million in new "Mainstream," or "811," housing vouchers for non-elderly people with disabilities. The Mainstream NOFA incentivizes Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to form partnerships with Continuums of Care and to target housing assistance to assist people with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of becoming homeless, or have previously experienced homelessness and are currently clients in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project.
The Alliance and the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) are sponsoring a webinar on Thursday July 18 at 2:00 E.T. to provide additional information about this year's application process. The webinar will review the NOFA requirements, and provide CoCs and homeless services providers with strategies to reach out to and establish partnerships with the PHAs in your community. CoCs currently partnering with PHAs on this program will share their advice.
The webinar is free of charge, but you must register. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15 with any reasonable accommodation requests.