The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released its annual Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year 2014. HUD will award $1.83 billion this cycle for Continuum of Care (CoC) program funding. New for this year is a $40 million set-aside in bonus money to create new dedicated permanent supportive housing to serve people experiencing chronic homelessness.
San Diego received $15 million in the last competition.
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In other HUD news, the department has issued the 2015 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Methodology Guide. This package of tools provides CoCs with new minimum PIT count standards and guidance concerning acceptable methodologies. The guide helps CoCs develop and execute a plan for collecting high-quality data on the number and characteristics of sheltered and unsheltered homeless people in their communities. To download the guide, click here.