The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to support communitywide response to the charge to end homelessness. The program quickly re-houses homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation they have experienced; promotes access to mainstream resources and programs; and works towards self-sufficiency opportunities. If you would like additional information about the CoC program, you may email IHFA’s Homelessness Programs Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subrecipient Application Materials
IHFA is soliciting local applications for the 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. HUD has released the 2019 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), which we encourage you to read for more detailed information. This announcement serves as a formal solicitation for new project applications to be considered for funding. Eligible component types under this notice include Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and Rapid Re-housing (RRH). PSH projects must serve the Chronically Homeless exclusively, and persons served must come from the streets (places not meant for human habitation) or from emergency shelters. RRH must serve persons who come from the streets (places not meant for human habitation), from emergency shelters, or persons fleeing domestic violence situations.
Application materials will be reviewed, scored, and ranked according to objective scoring criteria, as well as federal and local priorities. Our project evaluation method has been reviewed and approved by the Idaho Homelessness Coordination Committee (IHCC), our CoC Board.
Applications and all accompanying attachments must be submitted to email@example.com no later than 12pm (noon) Mountain Time, Thursday, August 15, 2019. If you intend to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2019, to provide your agency name, contact information, and type of project, so that we can keep you updated if any additional information becomes available.
Please complete and submit an application for each new project you are interested in providing. Final notice of inclusion or exclusion from the CoC application, score, and possible ranking will be provided after the review process is complete, and the IHCC has approved new projects and ranking.
2019 Competition Documents
The renewal application for the 2019 State Continuum of Care Competition closed on June 7, 2019. New applications will be considered, in combination with the renewal applications already received, following the August 15, 2019 deadline. The ranking and review process is conducted by an Independent Review Panel (IRP) made up of volunteers not associated with an agency or project funded by the Continuum of Care program. Those interested in being an IRP panelist may express their interest by sending an email to email@example.com. After applications are scored by the IRP, the IHCC votes on project ranking priorities based on project and housing component type.
IHCC meeting minutes are open to the public upon request. A homelessness and housing coalition exists within each of the 6 regions of our CoC. Each coalition appoints one individual to act as a representative for the region on the IHCC Board. Anyone who would like to share their preferences and priorities with the IHCC may present them to their regional representative.
2018 Competition Documents
Idaho Housing and Finance Association serves as the Collaborative Applicant for Idaho’s Balance of State Continuum of Care, and submits annually all required CoC application documents.
These application documents were submitted to the CoC Board for final review and approval on Tuesday, September 11th and submitted to HUD for consideration by September 18, 2018. These documents have been included in the links below for your reference: