|Below you will find HUD’s Maine Announcement, followed by a list of the Awards for MCOC and PCOC. Below that is the National Announcement.
Not all MCOC Project Applications were awarded funding.
All PCOC Project Applications were funded.
This announcement did not include CoC Score information.
HUD AWARDS $11.8 MILLION TO MAINE HOMELESS PROGRAMS
34 local projects working to prevent and end homelessness
BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $11.8 million to support 34 homeless housing and service programs in Maine. The Continuum of Care grants announced today provide critically needed housing and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness across the state. View a complete list of all the state and local homeless projects awarded funding.
“Today marks another critical investment in support of those working each and every day to house and serve our most vulnerable neighbors,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “We know how to end homelessness and will continue to encourage our local partners to use the latest evidence to achieve success. These grants support proven strategies to end homelessness once and for all.”
“This funding is critical to local Maine programs that are on the front lines of helping those who might otherwise be living on our streets,” said Jim Reed, HUD New England Regional Administrator. “The evidence is clear that every dollar we spend on those programs that help find a stable home for our homeless neighbors not only saves money but quite literally saves lives.”
This year, HUD continued to challenge state and local planners to support higher performing local programs that have proven most effective in meeting their local challenges, often shifting funds from existing projects to create new ones that will have a more substantial and lasting impact on reducing homelessness.
In 2010, President Obama and 19 federal agencies and offices that form the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) launched the nation’s first-ever comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness puts the country on a path to end veterans and chronic homelessness as well as to end homelessness among children, family, and youth.
HUD estimates there were 2,241 persons experiencing homelessness in Maine on a single night in 2016. Since 2010, Maine communities reported a 5.8 percent decline in the number of persons experiencing homelessness. In addition, Veteran homelessness increased by 14.9 percent, chronic homelessness declined 11.9 percent and family homelessness decreased by 30.1 percent. Next month, HUD and local planners will launch a more robust effort to more accurately account for the youth and young adult population.
Across the nation, local homelessness planning agencies called ‘Continuums of Care’ will organize volunteers to help count the number of persons located in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs and living unsheltered on the streets. These Continuums of Care will report these one-night ‘point-in-time counts’ later in the year and will form the basis of HUD’s 2017 national homeless estimate.
Fiscal Year 2016 Continuum of Care Competition
Homeless Assistance Award Report
ME-500 – Maine Balance of State CoC
Chalila Apartments CoCR $31,087
Everett Street Supported Housing 2016 CoCR $16,283
Hope House 24/PCHC CoCR $9,819
Maine 10-16 CoCR $189,223
Maine 1-16 CoCR $3,003,814
Maine 20-16 CoCR $165,761
Maine 2-16 CoCR $1,983,156
Maine 3-16 CoCR $25,904
Maine 6-16 CoCR $61,912
Maine Rapid Re-Housing TBRA CoC $397,320
Maine-19 chronic-16 CoCR $67,885
ME-500 CoC Planning Application FY2016 CoC $238,392
Mid Maine Supported Housing 16 CoCR $36,431
New Beginnings T L P for Homeless Youth CoCR $164,339
Penobscot 1-16 CoCR $479,792
PH for Homeless Veterans with Disabilities CoCR $21,827
SB SHI -16 CoCR $67,622
SB YCS-16 CoCR $102,895
State of Maine HMIS CoCR $344,888
TRA 8716 CoCR $127,903
TRA Consolidated 8714 CoCR $353,891
TRA Consolidated 8715 CoCR $422,158
MCOC ME-500 Total : $8,312,302
ME-502 – Portland CoC
22 Park Avenue Rapid Re-Housing Program CoCR $48,389
Florence House CoCR $36,723
Logan Place CoCR $310,118
PCOC ME-502 Planning Project Application CoC $97,179
Portland 12-16 CoCR $21,995
Portland 13-16 CoCR $2,128,580
Portland 5-16 CoCR $46,069
Portland 7-16 CoCR $22,640
Portland 8-16 CoCR $22,503
Rapid Re-Housing Program CoCR $132,700
Rapid Re-Housing Program 2 CoC $161,965
Residential Support program CoCR $469,588
PCOC ME-502 Total : $3,498,449
Maine Total : $11,810,751
|Earlier today, HUD announced $1.95 billion to more than 7,600 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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.
This year, HUD continued to challenge CoCs to support their highest performing local programs that have proven most effective in meeting the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in their communities. Overall, CoCs stepped up to meet this challenge. Many state and local planners embraced HUD’s call to shift funds from existing underperforming projects to create new ones that are based on best practices that will further their efforts to prevent and end homelessness. HUD recognizes the hard work it took for CoCs to make these sometimes difficult choices, and appreciates their efforts to work towards results.
Secretary Castro stated, “Today marks another critical investment in support of those working each and every day to house and serve our most vulnerable neighbors. We know how to end homelessness and will continue to encourage our local partners to use the latest evidence to achieve success. These grants support proven strategies to end homelessness once and for all.”
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, local CoCs reallocated a combined $103 million in renewal funding from lower performing projects in order to apply for new housing projects; between reallocation and Bonus projects, HUD is awarding $139 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 achieve the bold goals established in Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. This means continuing the progress made in reducing the number of people experiencing homelessness and setting a path to ending homelessness in this country.
The Department estimates there were 549,928 persons experiencing homelessness on a single night in 2016. Since the launch of Opening Doors in 2010, local communities around the country report:
Adjustments to Funding
The conditional awards for renewal projects may be different than what was requested in the project application.
Unlike prior years, HUD did not make 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 2016 FMRs will be used for these awards.
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