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Painting with a Twist Fundraiser

Posted by OutWayne-COC on July 29, 2016


PWAP: Homeless Awareness Week

Wednesday, November 2
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Painting with a Twist Dearborn, MI
22219 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48124

Please visit the event page for studio directions, contact information, and more!

FY2016 HUD NOFA New and Renewal Applications and the CoC Ranking Protocol.

Posted by OutWayne-COC on July 21, 2016

Attached please find the Out-Wayne FY2016 HUD NOFA New and Renewal Applications and the CoC Ranking Protocol.  This information has also been blasted to the e-mail list.


Please note due dates and submission protocol.



Projects Ranking FY2016

New Project App FY2016

Renewal App FY2016

Meeting Materials for the 18th

Posted by OutWayne-COC on July 15, 2016

Please review attached in preparation for the meeting on Monday, July 18.  Please note that the room has been changed.  We will meet at Wayne County Community College District, Downriver Campus, Taylor (21000 Northline), Conference Room #3 at 2 pm.

Project Rankings Draft

ESG CoC Funding

Meeting on July 18th

Posted by OutWayne-COC on July 12, 2016

The Out-Wayne County Homeless Services Coalition will meet from 2 pm – 4 pm on Monday, July 18 in Conference Room #1, Wayne County Community College Downriver Downriver Campus located at 21000 Northline Road in Taylor.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and finalize the CoC’s MSHDA ESG FY 16-17 spending plan and to review and approve the CoC scoring and ranking process for the HUD FY 2016 NOFA.

Posted by OutWayne-COC on July 6, 2016

Here is the preliminary draft MSHDA ESG award distribution based on current use of the funds and the CoC’s total ESG allocation.  We will finalize at the meeting the week of July 18.

2016-2017 Emergency Solution Grant Allocation

Posted by OutWayne-COC on

Note: A CoC meeting will be scheduled the week of July 18 to finalize CoC funding strategy.


July 5, 2016

To:                   CoC Chairperson, Coordinator

From:               Michelle Edwards, MSHDA Homeless Assistance Specialist

Re:                  2016-2017 Emergency Solution Grant Allocation

MSHDA will be awarding the Out-Wayne CoC Body $294,992 in Emergency Solution Grant funding. This is a $11,443 increase from last year.

PLEASE NOTE: The ESG Application will be available in the MATT 2.0 system on July 1, 2016.

The deadline date for the application to be submitted into MATT 2.0 is July 29, 2016.

If you can apply on Matt 2.0 prior to 7-29-16, please do so.  Applying earlier will allow not only your agency, but MSHDA Directors to sign the grant documents before October 1st. Remember that ESG grants cannot be billed against until both the Fiduciary and MSHDA have signed the grant documents, regardless of the grant start date.  For example; if your grant documents are signed October 15, 2016, you cannot bill MSHDA for any expenses incurred before that date.

A few points that MSHDA would like to emphasize in regard to important changes to this year’s NOFA (please see the ESG NOFA for details) are:

· A minimum of 40% of the total grant amount must be awarded to the HARA to be used for financial assistance and case management (both prevention and re-housing).

· A minimum of 20% of the 40% must be applied directly to RRH financial (leasing) assistance.

· The CoC must have or assign dedicated person(s) to oversee the Monthly Veterans Report and By-Name List.

  • Shelter funding includes shelter operations and shelter essential services, i.e., case management. Funding to shelters iscapped at 30% of the total grant amount. If a Planning/CoC Body has  shelters receiving over 30% of the total grant amount, this amount must be reduced 5% annually until the shelter operations/essential services cap of 30% is reached.

· Funding to the HARA must increase equal to or higher than the highest percent increase given to any sub-grantee.

· The HARA must have or assign dedicated staff to oversee the HCV Homeless Preference waiting list.

· ESG DV dollars have been turned over to DHHS. CoC bodies cannot allocate any of their award money to DV agencies to administer.

· No grants will be awarded to sub-grantees under $10,000.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this funding allocation notice, please feel free to contact me.

We appreciate all of the work you continue to do to end homelessness in the state of Michigan, and please know that your ongoing efforts in this cause do not go unnoticed.

Thank you and have a great day!

Michelle Edwards

Homeless Assistance Specialist, Regions 6 & 10

Rental Assistance and Homeless Solutions

Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Ph: 517-241-1156 * Fx: 517-241-3372

For information about MSHDA and social networking, visit

The FY 2016 CoC Program Competition is Now Open

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The FY 2016 CoC Program Competition is Now Open


The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:59:59 PM EDT

  • The FY 2016 CoC Program Competition is administered under the CoC Program interim rule (24 CFR part 578) and covers the application and award process for the FY 2016 CoC Program funds.
  • The electronic application, e-snaps, is not yet available. HUD strongly encourages CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, project applicants, and stakeholders to use the time before e-snaps opens to:
    • Carefully and thoroughly read the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition NOFA to clearly understand what has changed from last year; and
    • Begin to plan local competitions based on the information, new and changed, from the previous competition, provided in the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition NOFA.
  • An announcement will be made on the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange and via listserv message when the e-snaps is available. For your planning purposes, we anticipate this will occur sometime after July 6, 2016.
  • HUD will issue a Preliminary Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) Report that includes each CoC’s Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN) and ARD amounts no earlier than July 8, 2016, followed by a final ARD Report no earlier than August 5, 2016 that will include each CoC’s PPRN, ARD, CoC Planning, and Permanent Housing Bonus amounts available.

What’s New and Special Considerations for the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition

The list below highlights some important information about what has changed, what is new, and special considerations that CoCs should make while planning for the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition. This list is not exhaustive, so please plan to watch the upcoming 2016 NOFA Broadcast and read the Competition Focus Messages for additional information.

  • Tier 1 is now 93 percent of the CoC’s ARD amount, up from the 85 percent in the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition, which means CoCs will have an opportunity to protect more of the higher priority projects.
  • The amount available for the FY 2016 Permanent Housing Bonus is 5 percent of the CoC’s Final Pro Rata Need (FPRN), which allows HUD to provide permanent housing bonus funding to more CoCs.
  • Tier 2 project-level scoring has been revised to include:
    • Up to 50 points based on CoC Application score;
    • Up to 35 points based on where the CoC ranks a project in Tier 2 in the local ranking process;
    • Up to 5 points based on the type of project in Tier 2; and
    • Up to 10 points based on each Tier 2 project’s commitment to a Housing First approach. It is important to note that any project that identifies through the project application as Housing First will be required to operate as such.
  • After several years of preparing for and providing information on performance measures, this is the first Competition where CoCs will be rated for submitting system performance measures, which will be worth 10 points. You can find more information about the System Performance Measures on the HUD Exchange.
  • The local ranking process continues to be crucial to making the CoC program as effective as possible. CoCs should use objective, performance-based criteria to rate projects and should consider both the need to serve particular populations (for example, survivors of domestic violence, youth, and persons with substance use disorders) of people experiencing homelessness and the effectiveness of their projects in reducing homelessness.

HUD strongly encourages CoCs to consider the needs of special populations when making local ranking decisions. In particular, HUD has received many questions about transitional housing (TH) projects that serve people fleeing domestic violence. HUD recognizes that in many communities CoC-funded domestic violence programs are vital, particularly in those places where there are no other projects serving people fleeing domestic violence within a reasonable distance. We encourage CoCs to ensure that these programs are reviewed and ranked with special attention to the needs of the population in mind and that these programs are not unfairly disadvantaged in the local decision-making process. However, we also want to ensure that like all CoC-funded projects, projects serving people fleeing domestic violence are as effective as possible, and we encourage CoCs, when they have TH projects serving households fleeing domestic violence that are lower performing, to reallocate to other types of projects serving people fleeing domestic violence. HUD will release an additional message on this issue shortly.

Listserv Communications

All information related to the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition is communicated via the HUD Exchange Mailing List. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders.

If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant, CoC members, or interested stakeholders are not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link,, to them to register for the listserv messages as this is the only form of communication used by HUD to the public.

If you have questions related to subscribing to the HUD Exchange mailing list or have issues receiving listserv messages in your inbox please Please be sure to add to your contact list or safe senders list. This ensures that messages from the HUD Exchange go to your inbox and are not filtered to your spam or junk folder.


If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues, please submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. 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.

The AAQ portal accepts question submissions 24/7. However, responses are usually provided between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday throughFriday, except for weekends and federal holidays. Additionally, per the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition NOFA, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline for FY 2016 funds, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions up to the deadline of Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:59:59 PM EDT.


CoC Minutes 6/02/16

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