Will selected communities be able to use awarded funds to implement innovative project types, including those that are not eligible under the CoC Program?

Date Published: March 2019

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Yes. Applicants can apply for innovative project types that are not consistent with Subpart D of the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Interim Rule or subtitle C of title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11381–11389) (the Act) so long as they understand the following conditions:

  • The project applicant must attach a waiver request to the project application that requires a waiver when submitting the project application, and identify the specific regulation or statutory citation in the request; and
  • HUD will assess the waiver request and the project application at the same time. If HUD determines that the waiver is not approvable with the information provided and the project is not feasible without the waiver, then HUD will reject the project.

HUD has provided examples of projects that will need waivers in Section II.C.3. of Appendix A of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) NOFA.

Tags: YHDP Eligible Activities

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