CoC Program Toolkit - CoC Program Components and Eligible Costs

Resources provide an overview of the program components, as well as target specific components, such as permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, supportive services only, rapid re-housing, and HMIS.

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Overview of Program Components and Eligible Costs

Resources categorized under Overview of Program Components and Eligible Costs provide introductory, high-level information about each of the CoC Program’s eligible components and the associated eligible costs.

Converting Site-Based Projects Under 15- or 20-Year Use Restrictions Without Having to Repay Funds

This guidance document provides information and alternatives on what recipients of CoC Program funds can do with properties under use restrictions.

Date Published: January 2016

Opening Doors Through Multifamily Housing: Toolkit for Implementing a Homeless Preference

This toolkit contains guidance that a community can use in bringing service providers and multifamily property owners together to serve the needs of those who are homeless or leaving homelessness. The primary users are likely to be affordable housing owners, property management companies, and CoCs.

Date Published: November 2015

Family Options Study Brief

This policy brief outlines the Family Options Study's key findings and delves further into the policy implications for CoCs and ESG Program recipients, as well as Public Housing Agencies (PHAs).

Date Published: July 2015

CoC Program Environmental Review Flow Chart

This tool provides CoC Program recipients assistance in correctly identifying what level of environmental review is required for their CoC Program project(s). This tool provides links to the following forms: CoC Program 'CEST' Limited Scope Review, Exempt/CENST, EA, and CEST.

Date Published: February 2015

Icon for WebinarCoC Program Start Up Training Webinars for FY 2013 Funds

The purpose of this training is to assist recipients and subrecipients of Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funds awarded under the CoC Program interim rule (24 CFR part 578) to gain an understanding of the requirements and responsibilities related to operations and grant administration. This training applies to projects awarded with FY 2013 funds under the FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Program Competition and any future competitions awarded under the interim rule.

Date Published: June 2014

Icon for Online Module Overview of CoC Program Components and Eligible Costs Online Module

This online module provides recipients and subrecipients with an overview of the type of projects funded through the CoC Program and how funds can be used. The training enables users to identify: the five CoC Program components, eligible costs under each program component, and the specific area of regulations that pertain to each program component and cost.

Date Published: September 2013

Icon for PodcastProgram Components and Costs: Transition to the New CoC Program Podcast

This podcast provides an overview of the program components and costs under the CoC Program interim rule and key changes from legacy programs.

Date Published: September 2013

CoC Governance Crosswalk of Changes: CoC Program, SHP, and S+C Program Regulations

This is a quick reference guide to citations for the new CoC Program interim rule related to the Continuum of Care, its responsibilities, the CoC board, and the CoC Program grant application and preparation.

Date Published: November 2012

Safe Haven Fact Sheet

This fact sheet highlights the parts of the CoC Program interim rule most relevant to safe haven projects.

Date Published: November 2012

HMIS

Resources categorized under HMIS provide tools and trainings to aid CoCs in HMIS data collection.

CoC HMIS Data Collection Templates

These templates provide Continuum of Care (CoC) Program recipients with tools for collecting HMIS data elements for their CoC Program-funded projects at project entry, project annual assessment, and project exit.

Date Published: December 2014

Icon for WebinarCoC HMIS Recordkeeping Requirements Start Up Training

This webinar, presented as a part of the CoC Start Up Training series, provides an overview of HMIS data collection requirements for FY 2013 recipients with projects funded under the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program interim rule.

Date Published: June 2014

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Main Page

This resource compiles information about HMIS, HMIS guides and tools, and the latest HMIS news and announcements.

Leasing and Rental Assistance

Resources categorized under Leasing and Rental Assistance provide information about topics such as transitioning from the legacy homeless programs to rental assistance under the new CoC Program, the advantages and disadvantages of leasing and rental assistance, how Fair Market Rents (FMRs) affect leasing and rental assistance differently, the differences between charging occupancy charges and rents, and lease and sublease examples.

CoC Program Leasing and Rental Assistance Projects: Examples of Lease Agreements

This resource contains examples of lease and sublease agreements for CoC program leasing and rental assistance projects. The leasing and rental assistance summaries document provides an overview of the lease and sublease example agreements.

Date Published: February 2015

Icon for BroadcastCoC Program: Leasing Broadcast

This broadcast provides an overview of leasing under the CoC Program. The broadcast covers leasing and occupancy agreements, eligible leasing costs, and leasing requirements.

Date Published: September 2013

Icon for BroadcastCoC Program: Rental Assistance Broadcast

This broadcast provides an overview of rental assistance under the CoC Program. The broadcast covers models of rental assistance, the leasing arrangements and requirements associated with each model, eligible costs, and additional program requirements.

Date Published: September 2013

Icon for WebinarCoC Program Regulations - Program Fees Video

This video provides an overview on program fees under the CoC Program.

Date Published: September 2013

Icon for PodcastDifferences between Leasing and Rental Assistance Under the CoC Program Podcast

This podcast provides an overview of differences between Leasing and Rental Assistance under the CoC Program and discusses why a recipient may want to choose one approach over another.

Date Published: September 2013

Icon for WebinarLeasing and Rental Assistance Under the CoC Program Video

This video provides an overview of FMR for Rental Assistance and Leasing under the CoC Program. The video describes the role of FMR in rental assistance and leasing programs, including rent reasonableness.

Date Published: September 2013

Leasing and Rental Assistance Tool: Transition Guidance for Existing SHP Grantees Using Leasing Funds for Transitional or Permanent Housing

This tool provides CoC Program recipients assistance with transitioning former SHP projects to CoC Program rental assistance and leasing projects.

Date Published: August 2012

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

Resources categorized under Permanent Supportive Housing provide CoCs with an overview of the core components of PSH and guidance on program requirements.

Notice CPD-14-012: Prioritizing Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness in Permanent Supportive Housing and Recordkeeping Requirements for Documenting Chronic Homeless Status

This Notice provides guidance to CoCs and recipients of CoC Program funding for PSH regarding the order in which eligible households should be served in all CoC Program-funded PSH. This Notice also establishes recordkeeping requirements for all recipients of CoC Program-funded PSH that includes beds that are required to serve persons experiencing chronic homelessness.

Date Published: July 2014

Housing First in Permanent Supportive Housing Brief

This brief provides an overview of the principles and core components of the Housing First model. It also provides information to permanent supportive housing providers about how they can implement a Housing First approach if they are not already doing so. Housing First is an approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements.

Date Published: July 2014

Rapid Re-Housing

Resources categorized under Rapid Re-Housing provide guidance for CoC Program and ESG Program recipients on eligible costs and requirements.

Rapid Re-Housing Brief

This policy brief provides an overview of the core components and practice considerations of the rapid re-housing model generally, and not under a specific funding type. Rapid re-housing is an intervention, informed by a Housing First approach that is a critical part of a community’s effective homeless crisis response system.

Date Published: July 2014

Icon for WebinarRapid Re-Housing Design Under the CoC Program Video

This video provides an overview of rapid re-housing, under the CoC Program. It describes key differences between rapid re-housing, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing.

Date Published: September 2013

Rapid Re-Housing: ESG vs. CoC Guide

This document summarizes the significant similarities and differences in the eligible costs and programmatic requirements for rapid re-housing assistance administered under the CoC Program and the ESG Program.

Date Published: March 2013

Supportive Services Only (SSO)

Resources categorized under Supportive Services Only assist CoCs in classifying SSO projects.

CoC Program SSO/Housing Component Decision Tool

This tool provides CoC Program recipients assistance in correctly classifying a supportive services only (SSO) or a housing project. This tool may assist new project applicants to determine the correct program component in response to an annual CoC Program NOFA.

Date Published: July 2014