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CoC Program Project Rating and Ranking Tool


Date Published: August 2021


The Project Rating and Ranking Tool is an optional tool that can be used by Continuums of Care (CoCs) to evaluate project performance and rank projects based on CoC priorities. The CoC Program is an essential resource in helping HUD meet the national goals of preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. CoCs should use objective, performance-based scoring criteria and selection priorities that are approved by the CoC to determine the extent to which each project addresses HUD's policy priorities. CoCs should reallocate funds to new projects whenever reallocation would improve outcomes and reduce homelessness and consider how much each project spends to serve and house an individual or family as compared to other projects serving similar populations.

Version 5.0 is updated to be compatible with the 2021 Housing Inventory Count (HIC) export from the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX).

Other substantial changes since the version 4.1, which meet the specifications of the FY 2021 CoC Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) include:

  • Added rating factors for Domestic Violence (DV) projects
  • Added rating factors to assess progress on equity for the agency and participant outcomes
  • Improved the data-import process for users by simply requiring a file selection

These changes, as well as a list of previous changes between each version is included in Appendix A of the CoC Program Rating and Ranking Tool Instructions document.

The videos below were developed for earlier versions of the Rating and Ranking Tool. The process to rate and rank projects in the Tool described in the videos is accurate for version 5.0 except for the treatment of Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) projects, as there have not been substantial changes to the Tool's structure or function.

Note: Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance with the file or questions regarding how to use it, submit a question to the CoC Ask A Question (AAQ) help desk. Select "CoC" from the "My question is related to" drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

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