Tier One and Tier Two Grants Awarded

Durham projects serving the needs of people without homes have received $1,322,432 in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Continuum of Care Program.

The City’s Community Development Department has been notified that HUD has awarded $1,322,432 to fourteen Durham projects. The competitively awarded grants will help fund permanent and transitional housing for homeless persons and families, short-term rental subsidies, Durham’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which is a common database of the confidential records of Durham’s homeless people. Included in the total also is a “Durham Continuum of Care Planning Project” grant of $37,565 that will be used by the Community Development Department to improve the department’s ability to measure and evaluate Durham’s progress toward meeting the federal government goals of reducing and ending homelessness.

In announcing over $1.6 billion in Continuum of Care (CoC) awards nationwide on March 8, 2016 and another $355 million of CoC awards on May 2, 2016, HUD Secretary Julian Castro said, “A safe, stable home is the foundation for opportunity in all of our lives. That’s why we’re continuing to challenge communities to deploy proven strategies to help people experiencing homelessness find a place to call home. Through unprecedented partnership among every level of government and private, non-profit and philanthropic organizations, we know this goal is not just aspirational – it’s achievable.”

The following organizations and programs received funding:

Development Ventures/Durham Housing Authority Goley Point  (permanent supportive housing) renewal of $37,199 and CASA’s CASA Denson Apartments (permanent supportive housing) renewal of $54,835 were not funded in the 2015 CoC grants competition.

For a complete listing of the HUD grants awarded in the 2015 CoC grants competition, visit http://portal.hud.gov.

You also may be interested in Durham’s 2015 CoC Collaborative Application that provides an overview of Durham’s community-wide efforts to address homelessness.

If you have any questions about the 2015 Continuum of Care Homeless Grants Competition, please contact Lloyd Schmeidler.