Housing and Urban Development Supportive Housing Program (HUD SHP)

 Continuum of Care Housing Program (SHP)

The Supportive housing program (including Shelter Plus Care) is a HUD grant program where DPSS HPU is the Lead Agency for the CoC.  The programs provide outreach, transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons. DPSS/HPU coordinates the annual application to HUD for new and renewal funding. In addition DPSS/HPU processes and pays the claims from the project sponsors, provides technical assistance, monitors the recipients for program and fiscal compliance. 


            County of Riverside Continuum of Care

  2013 Homeless Assistance Consolidated Application

In response to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Notice of Funding Availability for FY 2013-2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition, the County of Riverside Continuum of Care Consolidated Application and Priority Listing were submitted on January 31, 2013 to HUD.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Kowalski at jkowalsk@riversidedpss.org or Rowena Concepcion at rconcepc@riversidedpss.org

Click here to view/download the CoC Consolidated Application.

Click here to view/download the Priority Listing.


2013 CoC Program Application Priority Ranking

The 2013 Grants Rating and Ranking Committee met on December 16, 2013 to decide which projects would fall into Tier 1 and Tier 2 and be at-risk of not being renewed for funding.  This year, HUD is requiring CoCs to place 5% of their Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) in Tier 2, which represents $419,919 of Riverside County's total grant award of $8.3 million. 

As per HUD requirements, the renewal projects were to be ranked by category: Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is top priority, followed by Transitional Housing Projects and Supportive Services Only (SSO). Two Transitional Housing projects reallocated to PSH.  The county's two SSO projects have chosen to reallocate this funding to Rapid Rehousing, rather than allow the grants to risk being defunded.  As a result, the two reallocated SSO projects moved into Tier 1. This meant that one or more transitional housing project would be placed in Tier 2.

DPSS made a list of all the projects based on the number of "issues/concerns" there were in the information reported in the letter of intent.  Projects that fell into Tier 2 were invited to come before the Grants Rating and Ranking Committee to answer questions specifically related to the "issues/concerns" that were reported on their letter of intent. 

Click here for the CoC Priority Listing of the projects for 2013 NOFA CoC Program Competition

->Review Panel Meeting Minutes

->Review Panel Meeting Presentation

->Tier 1 and Tier 2 Ranking


2013 - 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition

On November 22, 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) NOFA Program Competition. The NOFA is published on the Funds Available page of HUD's website and on HUD's OneCPD Resource Exchange on the FY 2013 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program NOFA: CoC Program Competition page.

 As the HUD-recognized Collaborative Applicant for the County of Riverside Continuum of Care (CoC), the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services Homeless Program Unit is responsible for submitting the “Consolidated Application” to HUD. This process includes registering the CoC for the competition, submitting the CoC Application (which provides information about the CoC planning body, governance structure, overall performance and the strategic planning process), and submitting the combined project renewal applications.

For the 2013 Continuum of Care Program Competition, the County of Riverside CoC developed a review process for selection and ranking criteria for prioritizing renewal projects for CoC Program funding - Ranking and Selection Process for Project Applications for CA-608 - Riverside City & County CoC.

 The CoC has issued the following important dates:

December 9: Technical Assistance workshop for projects to submit individual applications in eSnaps (the workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the DPSS Administrative Office in Riverside. 

December 10: Last day renewal projects can decide to reallocate

December 16: NOFA review panel meets

December 18: Continuum of Care All County Meeting, 1-3 p.m. James Venable Community Center in Cabazon 

January 3: Deadline for individual project applicants to submit in eSnaps

January 17: Collaborative Applicant to notify applicants whether their applications were accepted/denied

February 3: Deadline for Collaborative Applicant to submit CoC Consolidated Application to HUD


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