The Springfield-Hampden County Continuum of Care has posted its FY22 Special Unsheltered Competition Application, which will be submitted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on October 20, 2022. There are two parts to the application–click on each title to access the document.
The Springfield-Hampden County Continuum of Care has posted its FY22 Consolidated Application, which will be submitted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There are two parts to the application–click on each title to access the document.
The CoC Application Scoring and Ranking Committee met on September 7 and 9th to review, score and rank project applications. The Committee has selected the following projects to be included in the CoC’s consolidated application to HUD:
CSO-FOH Coordinated Entry
DV Coordinated Entry
MHA Chestnut St
MHA CoC PSH
MHA Next Step
CHD Family PSH
RVCC CoC Program
Gandara SHINE RRH
Way Finders Turning Point
Way Finders Safe Step
Catholic Charities RRH3
VOC Family PSH
The Committee’s explanation of the basis for its decisions is provided in the memorandum below, which was sent to all the providers.
The CoC has released a Request for Proposals for the Special Competition to respond to Unsheltered Homelessness.
The CoC is seeking programs to provide outreach and housing to the unsheltered population throughout Hampden County. Selected projects will be included in the CoC’s application to HUD for a 3-year $5,157,415 grant, which will be renewable after the initial term.
An information session for this opportunity will take place September 1, 2022 at 3 pm, and a bidder’s conference will take place September 12, 2022 at 3 pm. See the RFP for Zoom links to these sessions.
Appendix A of the RFP provides the scoring tool, which indicates the factors that will be scored in the competition, and available point values.
The competition is for renewal, expansion and new projects that provide permanent supportive housing (PSH), rapid rehousing (RRH) or a combination of transitional housing and rapid rehousing (TH-RRH). Proojects that will provide coordinated entry may also apply. There is a bonus amount of funds available only for projects that serve victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
There are two parts to the required submission. Part 1 is an application in HUD’s esnaps system. HUD has not yet opened the esnaps portal. Applicants will be notified as soon as it is open.
HUD has released the FY21 CoC competition awards. The Springfield-Hampden County CoC has been awarded $6,470,022. In addition to regular and YHDP program renewals, the CoC also received funding for three new or expansion projects:
YWCA-Alianza-VOC DV Transitional Housing-Rapid Rehousing Project (7 TH and 22 RRH units), $709,877
MHA Chestnut St – Permanent Supportive Housing (20 units), $119,790
VOC Family Supportive Housing Expansion (4 units), $77,761
HUD’s announcement includes links for the full list of awards.
The Springfield-Hampden County Continuum of Care is making up to $450,000 in capital funds available for a nonprofit organization to create affordable housing units in Hampden County for homeless young adults aged 18-24.
The Hampden County 2022 homeless point-in-time count will take place Wednesday, February 23, 2022. The first attachment to this email is an explanation of the count. Feel free to forward to anyone you think may be interested. There are two great ways you can help make sure we get a comprehensive count:
1. COLLECT SURVEYS FROM HOMELESS PEOPLE WHO VISIT YOUR AGENCY
You can help us identify unsheltered people by collecting information on people you serve who are unsheltered. For two weeks after the count, you can ask people where they slept on the night of Feb. 23. If they were unsheltered on that night, you will use this survey form to conduct a brief survey with them. No need to count people who stay in shelters—the shelter staff count their guests.
If you would like to participate in this type of information gathering, please attend a brief orientation/training on the count. Trainings are scheduled for:
You can also be part of the Springfield street count on February 23. If you would like to be part of the team that goes out that evening, please contact Dave Havens at email@example.com or 413-244-4650. Dave will fill you in on training for the street count.