The Durham Continuum of Care (CoC) applied to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for a total of $1,337,096 in the 2017 HUD Continuum of Care Homeless Grants Competition and was awarded $1,290.365 in early 2018.

The Collaborative Application provides information to HUD on a variety of topics, including the organization, collaboration, HMIS implementation, and Point-in-Time Count of the CoC and the CoC’s performance on HUD’s system performance measures. HUD’s scoring of the Collaborative Application, in comparison to the over 400 other CoCs across the nation, determines whether a CoC will receive all of the CoC funds it was eligible to apply for.

The following projects received HUD funding in the 2017 Continuum of Care Homeless Grants competition:

  1. The North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness’ Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) grant leads and funds Durham’s HMIS implementation.                       (Renewal-$55,752)
  2. Housing for New Hope’s Williams Square, supports 20 efficiency apartments of permanent supportive housing for formerly chronically homeless adults.                           (Renewal-$58,888)
  3. Housing for New Hope’s Streets to Home I  and Streets to Home II projects support 26 beds of permanent supportive housing for formerly chronically homeless adults.       (Renewal-$367,397)
  4. Housing for New Hope’s Rapid Rehousing I and Rapid Rehousing III projects supports 28 beds of Rapid Rehousing for formerly homeless families.                                          (Renewal-$225,548)
  5. Urban Ministries of Durham’s Fresh Start project supports 12 beds of permanent supportive housing for formerly chronically homeless people.                                       (Renewal-$201,791)
  6. Housing for New Hope’s Andover Apartments supports 20 efficiency apartments of permanent supportive housing for formerly chronically homeless adults.                          (Renewal-$57,713)
  7. Durham Housing Authority’s Home Again project supports 35 beds of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless people.                                                        (Renewal-$115,689)
  8. Alliance Behavioral Healthcare’s DASH project supports 33 beds of permanent supportive housing for formerly chronically homeless people.                                      (Renewal-$164,632)

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare’s Housing First Initiative  was a new project that the Durham CoC recommended to HUD for funding, but Durham’s Collaborative Application did not score well enough for this project to be funded. The project requested $85,910 and would have provided at least 7 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly chronically homeless individuals with medical vulnerabilities.

The City of Durham’s Department of Community Development also received a Continuum of Care Planning Grant  of $42,995. HUD does not require Planning Grants to be ranked in the competitive project application process.