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What is the new Joint TH – PH-RRH component type and are there special requirements that interested project applicants need to be aware of?

Date Published: August 2017

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A Joint transitional housing (TH) and rapid re-housing (PH-RRH) component project is a new project type in the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition that includes two existing program components–TH and PH-RRH–into a single project to serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness. If funded, HUD will limit eligible costs to:

  1. Capital costs (i.e., new construction, rehabilitation, or acquisition);
  2. Leasing of a structure or units, and operating costs to provide transitional housing;
  3. Short- or medium-term tenant-based rental assistance on behalf of program participants in the rapid re-housing portion of the project;
  4. Supportive services for the entire project;
  5. HMIS for the entire project; and
  6. Project administrative costs for the entire project.

If awarded, recipients or subrecipients must be able to provide both components, including the units supported by the transitional housing component and the tenant-based rental assistance and services provided through the PH-RRH component, to all program participants up to 24 months as needed by the program participants. For example, a program participant may only need the temporary stay in transitional housing unit, but the recipient or subrecipient must be able to make available the financial assistance and supportive services that traditionally comes with rapid re-housing assistance to that program participant. However, this does not mean that the applicant must request funding from the CoC Program for both portions of the project (e.g., the project applicant may leverage other resources to pay for the transitional housing portion of the project).

Applications for Joint TH and PH-RRH component projects must demonstrate that the project will have the capacity to provide both transitional housing assistance and rapid re-housing assistance, as needed, to each program participant. Review Section III.A.3.h of the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA for a complete list of requirements, including the requirements to distinguish the two forms of housing. All Joint TH and PH-RRH projects must input data on Screen 4B, Housing Type and Location, which presents a summary chart of the units and beds included in the project according to the following categories:

  • Total Units. Includes all units in the project, regardless of size.
  • Total Beds. Includes all beds in the project, regardless of unit configuration.

Additionally, there are three columns:

  • Total;
  • TH; and
  • PH-RRH.

The Total summary fields are compiled from all individual housing locations listed below the totals. These fields will populate and update automatically when new housing types and locations are added to the list. The TH and PH-RRH columns must be completed by the project applicant to differentiate the units and beds that will be used in each part of the project. The sum of the beds and units in the TH and PH-RRH columns must not be greater than the sum of the beds and units in the Total column.

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