Date Published: March 2015
CoCs can expect to report on progress made on goals set and commitments made in the FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application in the FY 2015 CoC Application. HUD cannot comment on how that information will be requested or the extent it will contribute to the CoCs overall score.
In addition, where project applicants for PSH have indicated some or all of their non-dedicated PSH beds will be prioritized for use by the chronically homeless, the project grant agreement will incorporate this commitment. This means that as those beds turnover, the recipient will prioritize persons experiencing chronic homelessness for housing.
It is important to note that CoCs made commitments, and were scored for this criterion, based on the extent to which all CoC Program-funded PSH beds that turnover in a given operating year will be prioritized for the chronically homeless. Project applicants enter the number of beds that will be prioritized for the chronically homeless if and when they turnover. HUD will not penalize CoCs or project applicants where the turnover rate is lower than expected; however, HUD expects CoCs and project applicants to have met the overall percentage of turnover for which they committed.
For example, if a CoC indicated in the FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application that it would have 100 beds made available through turnover in 2014 and they committed 85 percent of those, or 85 beds, to be prioritized for the chronically homeless. However, in 2014 there were only 75 beds that came available through turnover HUD would expect that only 85 percent of those, or 63 beds, to have been prioritized for the chronically homeless in 2014. Alternatively, if the CoC had a higher number of beds made available through turnover in 2014, HUD would expect a higher number of beds–based on the commitment of 85 percent–to have been prioritized for the chronically homeless.