Chittenden County Homeless Alliance (CCHA / Chittenden CoC)

FFY2016 HUD Continuum of Care Program  has released a Notice of Funding Availability. Any eligible entity wishing to submit a request to fund a NEW and/or RENEWAL or Permanent Housing Bonus CoC Project during this year’s HUD CoC NOFA must complete the attached form and submit it electronically to the Community & Economic Development Office ( before  9 AM Friday, July 29, 2016.   Only one request per form.

The timeline for entire application process can be found here.

For more information, please contact Collaborative Applicant, Marcy Esbjerg at


The City of Burlington is currently the Collaborative Applicant for the Chittenden County Homeless Alliance (Chittenden CoC), and administers the annual Notice of Funding Availability Application for the Continuum. HUD recently released the Notice of Funding Availability and for more information you can read the FY-2016-CoC-Program-NOFA here.

Chittenden County Homeless Alliance (Chittenden CoC) released a Notice of Funding Availability and received 11 eligible applications. Of those applications, 8 are renewal projects, 2 are new projects and one is a bonus project. On August 3, the Chittenden Application Ranking Committee met to review, score, rank and recommend funding for the Alliance.  The criteria used included the following performance measures: bed utilization rates; % of participants entering with status of literal homeless; % of adult participants who increased income; % who exited to permanent housing; % who remained in permanent housing after 6+ months; % accessing one or more mainstream services; timely submission of APRs and timely drawdowns from LOCCs. These performance measures are in addition to scoring by type of project with a focus on serving chronic homeless, use of coordinated entry and the CoC’s HMIS. Their recommendations are noted here: Ranking and Funding Spreadsheet for Chittenden County Homeless Alliance 8.16

On August 4, 2016, the Steering Committee of the Alliance met and reviewed the Committee’s recommendations. The Steering Committee maintained a commitment to rank and fund projects based on scoring/performance and recommended changes in the proposed funding. The spreadsheet that explains the vote on Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects is here: Revised Ranking and Funding Spreadsheet for Chittenden County Homeless Alliance by vote 8.4.16

Applicants have until August 19, 2016 to appeal the decision and state their case at the September 1, 2016 Steering Committee meeting.

Please note that a draft of this year’s Chittenden County Homeless Alliance’s Collaborative Application and final Project Priority Ranking and Funding Amounts are now available:

If you have any comments or suggested changes, please send them no later than Monday, September 12, 2016, by 10 AM to

The timeline for entire application process can be found here.

The mission of the Coalition is to end homelessness in Vermont through sharing information, developing resources, providing a forum for decision-making and to promote decent, safe, fair, affordable shelter for all.