2017 Continuum of Care Program Competition Resources 

On July 14, 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. The deadline for submitting applications to HUD is 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on September 28, 2017. This year, our CoC will apply for almost $23 million in annual funding for homeless services, most of which support 46 existing permanent and transitional housing programs operated by more than 18 local nonprofits and governments. Together these programs help to house more than 1,500 formerly homeless households throughout Multnomah County. 

The Joint Office of Homeless Services will post all 2017 CoC Program Competition resources and updates here. If you have questions or need any of these materials translated into another language, please contact Erin Pidot at erin.pidot@multco.us or 503-988-2524. 

Renewal projects

Renewal Project Surveys Are due on Tuesday, August 15, at 12 PM (noon)

Renewal project applications are due in esnaps on Friday, August 25, at 5 PM

2017 New or Expanded Permanent Housing Bonus Project Solicitation

As part of this year's CoC Program Competition, A Home for Everyone is seeking applications for two or more new or expanded projects to provide permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness, with priority for projects that will most effectively address the housing and service needs within one or more of three populations: Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, women, and LGBTQ individuals. The primary priority will be for projects that address racial disparities in homelessness among Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, though multiple projects serving different and/or overlapping populations may be selected. Selected projects will be invited to apply for renewable federal funding estimated to total between $1.38 million and $1.88 million annually.

There will be an optional information session about this solicitation on August 4th from 9 to 11 AM at the Portland Housing Bureau (421 SW 6th Ave, 5th Floor) in the Steel Conference Room. 

Pre-applications are due to erin.pidot@multco.us by Monday, August 28 at 5:00 PM. 

Previous CoC Program Competitions

For materials from the 2016 CoC Program Competition, click here.

For materials from 2015 and prior year CoC Program Competitions, visit the Portland Housing Bureau's website.

2017 CoC Consolidated Application for public review 

The 2017 CoC Consolidated Application will be posted here for public review on or before Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The application will be submitted to HUD no later than September 28, 2017 at 7:59:59 p.m. eastern time.