FY2016 CoC NOFA Project Rankings

Posted on CoC HTH website and emailed via CoC HTH list serve on 8/24/16 to the full CoC membership, CoC Board, Ranking Team, and all current CoC Program applicants/recipients/ subrecipients.

On Tuesday, August 9, the Ranking Team of the VT Coalition to End Homelessness met to review all CoC project applications and determine the order of priority for submission to HUD as part of the FY2016 CoC NOFA. The VCEH Ranking Team determined project priority by using the pre-approved VCEH Project Ranking Policy & Ranking Tool, which included performance data (APR, VT HMIS-SPM outcomes), LOCCS draws, HUD and CoC priorities and other measures. Each project applicant was provided their priority number along with the reasons for the determination, and offered the opportunity to appeal their score/priority number. All project applicants have chosen not to appeal, therefore the FINAL Project Listing is as follows:

TIER 1 (CoC project funds up to $2,955,696; HUD retains discretion to defund/re-prioritize):
1. VSHA Shelter+Care/Statewide [16 partners, entire VT BoS CoC] $1,611,626
2. Brattleboro Housing Authority Shelter+Care [2 partners, So. Windham-only] $246,214
3. VSHA Rapid Rehousing# 1-2 merged (Windham/Rutland/Windsor/Caledonia] $270,597
4. VSHA/NEKCA Youth Transitional Housing $57,005
5. VSHA/BCCH Transitional Housing [Chronic Substance Use only, Bennington] $56,064
6. VSHA Rapid Rehousing# 3 [Washington/Lamoille/Franklin] $147,078
7. VSHA Rapid Rehousing# 4 [6 partners/5 counties, New/FY15 PH Bonus] $415,845
8. VSHA Rapid Rehousing# 5 [JGHS/Addison, NEW/Reallocated] $91,885
9. ICA CoC-Homeless Management Information System project #1 $30,572
10. ICA CoC-Homeless Management Information System project #2 $28,810

TIER 2 ($381,380; projects subjected to higher scoring criteria):
11. AHS/VCEH Coordinated Entry project [NEW/Reallocated, VT BoS CoC only] $222,472
12. VSHA/PVT S+C Housing 1st PH Bonus [NEW/CH only, Washington/Windsor/Windham] $158,908

TIER 3 (not included in HUD ranking process):
13. VSHA CoC Planning Project $95,345

Reallocated CoC projects:
 HOPE/CSAC Hill House Transitional Housing [Mental Health/Addison] $133,027
 VSHA/CMC Safe Haven [Mental Health/Orange] $113,736
 VSHA/PVT Shelter+Care Washington #2 [CH only, old PH Bonus] $28,325
 VSHA/TPHT Overlook Transitional Housing [INDIV & FAM, Windsor] $39,269

FY16 VT BoS CoC Projects – Priority Listing FINAL 8.15.16

*For information on the VCEH Ranking Policy & Tool and other VT Balance of State CoC activities please go to  “HUD Funding and Regulations” section of

**Additional guidance on this year’s FFY2016 HUD CoC NOFA competition and other HUD CoC Program information can be found at: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/coc/

Survey: Roadmap for Ending Homelessness

As you may know, a steering committee comprising housing and service providers, state agencies and funding organizations is overseeing an effort to accelerate our mutual  work to reduce homelessness and stabilize vulnerable populations.  The specific purpose is to build on existing efforts by developing a system for facilitating service-connected affordable housing options, building local capacity, determining costs and identifying available and needed resources.

The Committee has engaged the Corporation for Supportive Housing, which has assisted cities and states across the country with similar projects.  CSH is currently gathering information through interviews, facilitated meetings and an online survey as part of its assessment of current efforts and challenges encountered by experts in the field.  The feedback it receives will greatly inform its recommended “roadmap” for ending homelessness.

As Co-Chairs of the Roadmap Steering Committee, we hope you will take the time to complete this survey and share it with your colleagues and networks. We are especially interested in getting input from tenants, program participants and Vermonters with lived experience of homelessness. The survey will remain open until August 29th.

Your responses will be confidential and aggregated by staff at CSH.

Angus Chaney
Director of Housing
Vermont Agency of Human Services

Jen Hollar
Director of Policy
Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

PS – It’s hard to see from the front of the survey, but CSH has wired it in the background such that if you check the radio button for tenant/consumer/lived experience it jumps you ahead to questions that are more relevant for — and accessible to — non-practitioners. It’s set up that in most cases lay people should be able to complete it themselves if they have some familiarity and access to computers.