The Dayton-Kettering-Montgomery County Continuum of Care (CoC) will receive grant awards totaling $6,902,097 from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) as part of the 2015 Continuum of Care Competition. HUD is awarding the 2015 Continuum of Care funding in two phases – the Tier 1 awards which were announced this week with Tier 2 awards to be announced in the Spring.
According to HUD’s award announcement, “The 2015 CoC grants are being awarded in the most competitive environment HUD has experienced in the Continuum of Care grant program. To compete effectively, communities made challenging funding decisions, often shifting funds from existing projects to create new ones that will have a more substantial and lasting impact on homeless populations.”
Most of the Tier 1 funding will go to 14 permanent supportive housing (PSH) programs – programs that provide safe, affordable housing with supportive services to disabled homeless persons. Combined, these 14 PSH programs provide supportive housing to more than 900 formerly homeless households annually. The CoC expects to receive funding for renewal and new housing programs when the Tier 2 awards are announced.
Organizations receiving funding include: The City of Dayton, Eastway, Homefull, Miami Valley Housing Opportunities, Montgomery County, PLACES, St. Vincent de Paul, and the YWCA. Montgomery County will receive funding for the CoC’s Homeless Management Information System and for a CoC Planning Grant.
Kathleen Shanahan, Housing and Homeless Solutions Coordinator