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HUD Awards $200 Million in Homeless Grants for New Projects

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $200 million in new project funding to support over 15,000 beds and supportive services in communities across the country. The majority of funding will provide housing and services for homeless persons who are disabled, including 8,700 persons in families, and 5,600 persons who are chronically homeless.

Locally, the 2011 funding competition resulted in a $547,927 award to the Homeless Services Network for two new permanent supportive housing projects.

For a local summary of the grants announced today, visit HUD’s Homelessness Resource Exchange (What’s New section) or HUD’s website (Featured News)

2010 Homeless Housing Assistance Grant Overview

Total funding available in Florida: $3.25 million
Maximum funding:  $750,000 per project

Download the 2010 HHAG application here.

Permitted uses: acquisition, new construction for housing units or the rehabilitation of existing, unoccupied housing units for homeless persons

Ineligible uses: purchase of land, furnishing or personal property, off-site utility systems, project design, impact fees; common kitchen or dining facilities, offices or program areas will only be funded if these costs are incidental to the cost of building residential units.

Restrictions:

  • Lien restricting use of the property for TEN years for occupancy by the homeless
  • Project must be completed by July 31, 2011

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HSN Receives $1.6 Million in Funding

HUD’s Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that $190 million has been awarded to fund 550 new projects across the country that will provide housing and supportive services to thousands of homeless individuals and families.

Homeless Services Network and the Continuum of Care received over $1.6 million in new project funding as follows:

GranteeProject SponsorAmountBedsHomeless sub-population served
Homeless Services NetworkCatholic Charities$161,22124 transitional housingFemale-headed households with children under age 8
Homeless Services NetworkCenter for Drug Free Living$371,20026 transitional housingVeterans
Homeless Services NetworkLakeside Behavioral Healthcare$207,11010 permanent supportive housingSeverely mentally ill individuals
Homeless Services NetworkSanford Housing Authority$253,47018 permanent supportive housingHouseholds with or without children
Seminole County GovernmentHomeless Services Network Shelter Plus Care$607,86011 permanent supportive housingChronically homeless individuals

You may download the complete list of new projects that have been awarded across U.S. in the FY 2009 CoC homeless competition from HUD’s Homelessness Resource Exchange (HRE). To view the press release, please visit the HUD web site.

April 2010 CoC Meeting

April 27, 2010, at the Heart of Florida United Way, 1940 Traylor Boulevard, Orlando, FL

8:30 am Networking & Refreshments

9am-10am Topics:

* The new Housing Now program (Rapid Rehousing for Families) — it’s up and running!
* Self-sufficiency outcomes assessment tool
* HSN/Goodwill Industries Homeless Veterans Employment Grant — what it means for your clients
* 2010 HPRP Grant allocation — proposal overview

DCF HPRP 2010 Allocation Plan Executive Summary

The following public notice summarizes the State of Florida’s allocation process for the remaining funding for the Homeless Prevention and Rapid-Rehousing Program (HPRP) and Homeless Services Network’s grant preparation process to apply for such funding.

HSN welcomes public feedback regarding this process. You may contact us by commenting below, using our Contact Us form, or by sending email to info {at} hsncfl(.)org.

Please also review the HPRP Eligible Uses Overview for more information on HPRP.

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2009 CoC Request For Proposals

The Homeless Services Network of Central Florida is soliciting proposals for new projects for the agency’s 2009 Continuum of Care application to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Approximately $1 million in new funding may be awarded through this process.  In order to ensure that HSN’s application is competitive with HUD national goals, projects will be given priority:

  • Permanent supportive housing projects that utilize Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) acquired property
  • Projects which request 25% or less of the total project budget in supportive services (client-related services)
  • Projects which document HPRP, CDBG, and/or ESG funding as leveraging or where program design reflects integration with these funding streams.

Local Continuum of Care priorities include:

  • Permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals
  • Transitional housing for homeless households with children.
  • Implementation of homeless prevention center operations to serve an underserved area of the Continuum of Care

Eligible Applicants: Any unit of government or organization with a 501 (c) (3) in Orange, Seminole, or Osceola Counties may submit a proposal to provide SHP eligible services to people experiencing homelessness.

Notification Requirements: All applicants are urged to notify HSN of their intent to respond to this RFP by sending an email to rfp {at} hsncfl(.)org by September 15, 2009.

Application Submission Deadline: Monday, October 5, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

Proposals may be mailed or hand delivered to Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, 1940 Traylor Boulevard, Orlando, FL  32804.

For complete details, please download and review the following documents:

  1. 2009 RFP Information Sheet
  2. 2009 Proposal Cover Sheet
  3. Exhibit 2 Application
  4. HUD Logic Model

Please direct all questions regarding the application process to rfp {at} hsncfl(.)org.

2009 Continuum of Care RFP Workshops

The Homeless Services Network 2009 Continuum of Care RFP Workshop schedule has been changed.

The meeting scheduled for September 3, 2009, at 8:30 has been canceled due to lack of meeting space.

The meeting scheduled for September 8, 2009, will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Heart of Florida United Way, 1940 Traylor Boulevard, Orlando, FL.

An additional RFP workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the same location.

Due to technical problems, the RFP will be posted on HSN’s website on Friday, September 4, 2009. The closing date for applications will be October 5, 2009.

2009 Point in Time Count Report

HSN has released its 2009 Point in Time Count report.

The Homeless Services Network of Central Florida (HSN) is the lead agency for the Continuum of Care encompassing Orange, Osceola, Seminole Counties and the City of Orlando. Each year, HSN is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to complete an annual count of the homeless in the Continuum which includes 2,500 square miles of urban, suburban and rural settings.

The data is submitted as a part of HSN’s competitive Continuum of Care funding application which includes requests for homeless services funding between $4.8 million and $6.5 million annually from HUD. It is also reported to the State of Florida’s Office on Homelessness for aggregation into an annual statewide report. County governments use the data in the preparation of their five year HUD Consolidated Plans and one-year action plans for their Community Development and Housing Departments.

HSN has partnered with the University of Central Florida’s Institute on Social Policy and Research, which is headed by Dr. Jim Wright, a national expert on homelessness, to craft the tools used for the survey and aggregate the data that is collected.