Category Archives: Portland CoC

Reminder: MCOC 3-15-18

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 at several locations as listed on the agenda, below, and by conference call for those not able to attend at one of the teleconferencing sites. Additional links will bring you to the Minutes from our previous meeting and other materials that will be discussed on Thursday.

Please note – a portion of the meeting will include a “Walk-Through” of the Coordinated Entry process in HMIS.


DRAFT 2-16-18 MCOC Minutes

Portland ESG budget proposal 18-19

State and Federal Legislation Update 3.5.18

FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Application Now Available

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) has been posted to the YHDP page on the HUD Exchange.

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM EST

  • YHDP is an initiative designed to address systemic responses to youth homelessness and significantly reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in 11 participating communities (5 of which will be rural).
  • HUD strongly encourages all communities to consider applying. Applications will be submitted through (and not through e-snaps).
  • Carefully and thoroughly read the YHDP NOFA to clearly understand the program expectations, requirements, rating and ranking factors before applying. The FY 2017 NOFA is similar to the FY 2016 NOFA, but there are important changes; please make sure to thoroughly read the new NOFA to understand the changes.
  • This Application is for your community’s participation in the initiative only. Project funding applications will only be submitted by communities selected to participate.
  • This Application must be submitted by a community’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Collaborative Applicant, but must be co-developed with a broad array of community partners, including a youth advisory board*, a state or local child welfare agency*, youth homelessness housing and service providers, local schools districts, workforce development organizations, law enforcement, judges, corrections, and more.
    *formal participation agreement required.

Links to the NOFA, the AAQ portal, and additional resources can found on the YHDP page.

Reminder: MCOC Meeting 1-18-18

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting this Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Please see the Agenda, attached, for meeting locations and other details. Other materials we will be reviewing at the meeting are also linked below.


DRAFT 12-21-17 MCOC Minutes

State and Federal Legislation Update 12.26.17

1.9.18 – (Final)- HVAC CE-Assessment-Project Admission PP

FYSB info from Chris

Final Rule 2016-30241 FYSB (35 pages – only print if you really need this information)

2018 Meeting Dates for SHC, MCOC, BOD & RHCs


FY 2017 Continuum of Care Program Competition Funding Announcement

January 11, 2018 HUD announced over $2 billion to more than 7,300 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. and Guam. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will help end homelessness and provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding.

(Maine listing link : 2017-maine-coc-grants )

The FY 2017 NOFA included several new concepts that will give recipients more flexibility when designing their projects. First HUD allowed a new project type – Joint Transitional Housing – Permanent Housing-Rapid Rehousing (Joint TH & PH-RRH) to better serve individuals and families. Numerous project applicants took advantage of this new opportunity – 83 new projects were awarded as Joint TH & PH-RRH. Another unique feature of this year’s NOFA was project applicant’s ability to expand existing eligible renewal projects that will increase the number of units in the project or allow the recipient to serve additional persons. Finally, applicants could classify their new and renewal projects as DedicatedPLUS, which allows more flexibility in serving people with high needs.

HUD strongly encouraged local applicants to prioritize their funding request very carefully, using a mix of performance data and local needs. In addition, applicants were encouraged to submit projects that were based on research-driven approaches and supported the nation’s goals to prevent and end homelessness. As a result, CoCs reallocated over $90 million in renewal funding from lower performing projects in order to apply for new housing projects; between reallocation and Bonus projects, HUD is awarding $120 million in new projects, including critical investments in permanent supportive housing (PSH) and rapid re-housing (RRH).

Ultimately, the awards made today will help us make progress toward the goal of ending homelessness.

Adjustments to Funding

The conditional awards for renewal projects may be different than what was requested in the project application.

  1. Projects were reviewed to ensure that they were consistent with the approved Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) and CoC Program interim rule.
  2. Projects that straddled the Tier 1 and Tier 2 funding line, may have been conditionally awarded up to the amount of funding that falls within Tier 1.

HUD made Fair Market Rent (FMR) adjustments to the awards. HUD uses the FMRs that were in effect at the time applications were due, which means that FY 2017 FMRs will be used for these awards.

HUD has not made awards to CoCs in Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Awards for those CoCs will be in the final funding announcement in the spring. Debriefings will be available after the final funding announcement. Also, as a reminder, Denied or Decreased Funding Appeals must be submitted within 45 days of the final funding announcement. Please see Section X of the FY 2017 NOFA for the FY 2017 CoC Competition for more information on appeals.

If you have questions or require more specific information, please submit a question to the e-snaps HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal or contact your local HUD CPD field office. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

If you have questions related to the CoC Program interim rule or a policy related question, please submit your questions to the CoC Program AAQ portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

SHC Meeting January 9, 2018

This is a reminder that the Statewide Homeless Council will be meeting on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 from 9:30 to 2:00 at MaineHousing, 353 Water Street in Augusta. There is also a call in option for those not able to attend in person. Please see the Agenda for details. Other materials that will be discussed at the meeting are also posted below. Minutes from December will be posted once approved.

SHC Agenda 1.9.18

DRAFT SHC Minutes 11-14-17

State and Federal Legislation Update 12.26.17

SHC Annual Goals with outcomes for 2017 1.3.17

Prioritization Chart for Serving Homeless Populations in Maine – Working SHC Version for 2018 11.14.17

2018 Action Plan Comments – Final

PPH Op Ed-It’s the season to house people experiencing homelessness 12.29.17

Policy Proposal Stabilizing People Homeless with Substance Use Disorder 12.12.17


SHC Feedback on the Federal Plan to End and Prevent Homelessness 12.12.17

MCOC Recognized in the Congressional Record!

At today’s Maine Continuum of Care meeting, we were honored to receive congratulations on our merger and recognition of all the work we do to end homelessness in Maine from the offices of Senator King and Senator Collins.

Congressional Record Nov 14, 2017 – Senator King

Congressional Record Nov 14, 2017 – Senator Collins

Thanks to all of YOU for making it possible!