In the 2012 HUD Homeless Assistance Grants Competition, the Durham Continuum of Care (CoC) applied for a total of $1,072,931 in federal McKinney-Vento funds to support Durham’s efforts to address homelessness. On March 13, 2013, HUD awarded $692,330 of continuing operating support to projects 1-9 in the listing below and on May 2, 2013, HUD awarded an additional $85,894 of continuing operating support to renewing projects numbered 11 and 12 in the list below. Finally, on August 1, 2013, Durham received a final grant of $55,752 to help fund the operations of the Carolina Homeless Information Network, Durham’s Homeless Management Information System, project 10 in the list below.

In total, HUD awarded the Durham CoC $833,976 to support the community’s efforts to house homeless people in the 2012 Continuum of Care grants competition.

The Continuum of Care grant application has two parts:

A. The Collaborative Application, formerly called the Exhibit One, reports to HUD and to the community on Durham’s community-wide planning efforts to address homelessness; our progress in implementing a Homeless Management Information System; and our progress, as a community and specifically in our CoC-funded projects, in addressing homelessness.

B. A series of applications, each called a Project Application, is attached to the Collaborative Application and submitted to HUD together with the Collaborative Application. Each Project Application, formerly called an Exhibit Two, applied for a portion of the total funding available to Durham in the 2012 competition for a specific project. Applications for a new CoC grant were scored locally using this criteria.

The Durham CoC recommended the following fourteen projects for funding in the order presented here. All projects are eligible for only one-year of funding.

  1. Streets to Home: First funded in the 2011 CoC Homeless Grants Competition (CHGC), this project of Housing for New Hope was awarded $116,096 to support scattered-site, leased, permanent supportive housing for ten chronically homeless households.
  2. Williams Square II: This Housing for New Hope project, first funded in the 2008 CHGC, was awarded $15,658 of continuing operating support for ten units of permanent supportive housing for ten homeless single adults with disabilities.
  3. Andover I: This Housing for New Hope project, first funded in the 2001 CHGC, was awarded $23,834 of continuing operating support for ten units of permanent supportive housing for ten homeless single adults with disabilities.
  4. Community Supportive Housing: The project, first funded in the 2007 CHGC, was originally a project of Urban Ministries of Durham. Administration of the project was transferred to Housing for New Hope in 2012. The project was awarded $67,152 of continuing operating support for scattered-site leased, permanent supportive housing for six homeless single adults with disabilities.
  5. Williams Square I: This Housing for New Hope project, first funded in the 2008 CHGC, was awarded $35,650 of continuing operating support for 10 units of permanent supportive housing for ten homeless single adults with disabilities.
  6. Andover II: This Housing for New Hope project, first funded in the 2004 CHGC, was awarded $26,450 of continuing operating support for 10 units of permanent supportive housing for ten homeless single adults with disabilities.
  7. Home Again: This project of the Durham Housing Authority, first funded in the 2002 CHGC, was awarded $97,845 for continuing rental support for fourteen homeless households. The project serves homeless people referred to it by Alliance Behavioral Healthcare, the project’s sponsor, who have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), or who are dually diagnosed with SPMI and substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS.
  8. Family Matters: This Genesis Home project, first funded in the 2000 CHGC, was awarded $178,332 in continuing operating support for its fifteen units of transitional housing for homeless families.
  9. Phoenix & Dove House: The Housing for New Hope project, first funded in the 1998 CHGC, was awarded $131,313 in continuing operating support for sixteen beds of transitional housing for homeless people in recovery from addiction illnesses.
  10. Carolina Homeless Information Network (CHIN): A new CHGC project of the North Carolina Housing Coalition (NCHC), CHIN was recommended for $55,752 of operating support for Durham’s Homeless Management Information System.
  11. Sherwood Park: This Housing for New Hope project, first funded in the 1999 CHGC, was awarded $25,917 in continuing operating support for twenty units of permanent supportive housing for single homeless adults.
  12. Turning Point: This Genesis Home project, first funded in the 2003 CHGC, was awarded $59,977 in continuing operating support for five units of permanent supportive housing for homeless families headed by an adult with a disability.

The following two projects applied for CoC funding as part of Durham’s CoC grant application, but, due to funding constraints at HUD, these grants were not awarded.

13.  Coordinated Access To Care Housing for the Homeless (CATCH): A new CHGC project submitted by the Durham Housing Authority, CATCH would provide scattered-site permanent supportive housing for seven chronically homeless people who also are high utilizers of the emergency room and hospital services. The project was recommended for $97,539 to provide rental assistance and operating support.

14.  Breaking Barriers: A new CHGC project submitted by the Durham Housing Authority, Breaking Barriers would provide rent assistance for twelve chronically homeless people diagnosed with mental health conditions who are being discharged from the local jail. The project was recommended for $167,449 to provide rental assistance and operating support.

HUD’s announcements and listings of 2012 CoC grant awards for the entire nation are available here.