2013 Continuum of Care Funding

Fifteen of Durham’s homeless programs have received U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s grants from HUD’s Continuum of Care Program.

The City of Durham’s Community Development Department has been notified that HUD has awarded a total of $990,294 to 15  programs within Durham’s Continuum of Care. The grants were awarded competitively to these programs and will help fund transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families as well as Durham’s Homeless Management Information System, a common database of the confidential records of Durham’s homeless people

The following organizations and programs received renewal funding. Click the links to be taken to that project’s application for HUD funding.

  • Housing for New Hope’s Andover I and II Apartments (permanent supportive housing for individuals): $50,284
  • Housing for New Hope’s Community Supportive Housing Program (permanent supportive housing for individuals): $67,152
  • Durham Housing Authority’s Home Again Program (permanent supportive housing for individuals and families): $97,593
  • Housing for New Hope’s Dove House (transitional housing for single adults in recovery from addictions): $83,163
  • Housing for New Hope’s Streets to Home Initiative (permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and families ): $116,096
  • Housing for New Hope’s William Square I and II Apartments (permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals with disabling conditions): $51,308
  • Housing for New Hope’s Sherwood Park Apartments (permanent supportive housing for individuals): $25,917
  • North Carolina Housing Coalition’s Carolina Homeless Information Network (Durham’s HMIS): $55,752
  • Alliance Behavioral Healthcare’s Embrace Durham program (permanent supportive housing families): $92,952
  • Alliance Behavioral Healthcare’s DASH program (permanent supportive housing for individuals): $46,360
  • Family Matters: This Genesis Home project, first funded in the 2000 CHGC, received $178,332 in continuing operating support for its fifteen units of transitional housing for homeless families.

Durham also received two new grants for permanent supportive housing for people who have been chronically homeless.

HUD awarded approximately $1.7 billion to help fund homeless programs operating across the country in the 2013 Continuum of Care grants competition. For a complete listing of the grants renewed by HUD, visit HUD.gov. Click here for more information about Durham’s Continuum of Care.

The 2013 CoC grant application has three 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, applies for a portion of the total funding available to Durham in the 2013 competition for a specific project. Preliminary applications for a new CoC grant were scored locally using this criteria. The Citizens Advisory Committee reviewed, scored, and ranked new project preliminary applications and developed this evaluation report.  Preliminary applications of renewing projects were reviewed, scored, and ranked by City of Durham Community Development Department staff using this criteria.

C. A Project priority listing indicates which of the project applications is being recommended to HUD for funding, the priority ranking of the recommended projects, and which projects are not being recommended for funding.

Proposals not recommended for funding included a Veterans Rapid Rehousing project submitted by the Durham Housing Authority, a proposal by Healing with CAARE to create four permanent supportive housing units for female veterans that was later withdrawn, and an incomplete application by Serving American Veterans Everywhere (SAVE).

HUD did not award Durham a  CoC Planning Grant that would have provided $12,378 to fund CoC planning activities. This was the first time that the Durham CoC applied for a planning grant.

HUD awarded Durham’s CoC application a total of 115.75 of a possible 156 points in the 2013 CoC Program Competition. This score was slightly above the average of 113.50 points and less than one point below the median score of 116.50 for the more than four hundred Continua of Care across the nation.