Last week, the Hampden County CoC opened a funding competition seeking proposals for a single project, with a budget of up to $530,189, to provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals or families.

Today, the CoC is opening a second competition, which seeks new projects in two categories:

  1. Permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals or families; or
  2. Rapid rehousing for homeless families with children.

In this competition, new projects and renewal projects will compete to be included in the application that the CoC submits to HUD.  While the CoC had originally decided to only allow renewal applicants this year, an existing renewal has dropped out, which means that the CoC will not be able to apply for its full grant unless it identifies new project(s) to include in the application.  The CoC’s general application has scored very high, so it is expected that the CoC will receive funding for submitted projects.  New projects should expect a start date in spring 2015.

Due to HUD timeframes, the competition period is very short: applications are due October 14, 2014, by 4:00 p.m.

There are now two scheduled bidders’ conferences (both optional):

  • Wed., Oct. 1, 2014, 10 am
  • Fri., Oct. 3, 2014, 10 am

Both will be held at the City of Springfield Office of Housing, 1600 E. Columbus Ave., Springfield.

All information related to the competitions is posted on the FY2014 CoC Competition page, which is updated regularly.

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