A main function of the CoC is to prepare an application for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance competitive grants. These resources are invaluable in providing housing and supportive services for people who are homeless. These funds are made available through a national competition announced each year in HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (known as the HUD SuperNOFA). Applications must demonstrate broad community participation and identify resources and gaps in the community’s approach to providing outreach, emergency shelter, and transitional and permanent housing, as well as related services for addressing homelessness. An application also includes action steps to end homelessness and prevent a return to it, and establishes local funding priorities.

Federal funds are also provided through Emergency Solutions Grants and Community Development Block Grants.

Additional sources of federal funds as well as state, local and private dollars can also be used to meet the needs of homeless persons.

E-newsletter sign-up opportunities:

  • Click here to sign up for the monthly The Way Home CoC Connection e-newsletter to receive information on what’s happening in the Houston region’s homeless response system.
  • Click here to sign up for the Funding Opportunities Distribution List and receive emails from the Coalition as new funding opportunities for local nonprofits are posted on our website.

Notice on Prioritizing Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Other Vulnerable Homeless Persons in Permanent Supportive Housing and Recordkeeping Requirements for Documenting Chronic Homeless Status (July 28, 2014)

HUD Releases New FAQs on the CoC Program and the Applicability of “Family” in Equal Access Rule on Recipients of ESG and CoC Program Funding (July 23, 2014)

SNAPS in Focus & CoC Competition Focus Communications: