Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency | CoC: Competition Materials: FY2018
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HUD Continuum of Care FY2018 Funding Available

to expand housing and services for persons experiencing homelessness

The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. Questions about the funding may be submitted to Suzie Tolmie, Homeless Coordinator, MDHA at .

Basic details about the funding are outlined below, but you must consult HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for complete details:

Electronic versions of both the local renewal and local new project applications are posted on this webpage.  Renewal applications are due July 30 by 4 p.m., and the new project applications are due August 10 by 4 p.m.  – via email to along with 2 hard copies to:  Suzie Tolmie, Homeless Coordinator, MDHA 712 South Sixth Street, Nashville, TN 37206.


In addition to funding to renew local projects, Nashville agencies can possibly access two bonus opportunities this year– a 6% Bonus for projects listed below ($220,342), and a 10% Bonus specifically for projects below that assist victims of Domestic Violence (DV Bonus- $367,238).

Both funding sources can pay for the following project types and activities:

Eligible New Project Components for 2018

  • Permanent Housing (PH) – Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)- must be people with a disability, AND either 100% chronic or “Dedicated Plus”- see def. below, or p. 16 of the NOFA
  • Permanent Housing – Rapid Re-housing (RRH) – no requirement for chronic; allows for housing placement services and short/medium-term rental assistance as participants become able to live in housing without the assistance
  • Permanent Housing – Joint Transitional Housing & PH-RRH
  • Supportive Services Only (SSO)- only for Coordinated Entry System (CES)
  • HMIS (Homeless Management Information System)

Eligible Costs:

  • Acquisition
  • Rehabilitation
  • New Construction
  • Leasing – Units or Structures
  • Rental Assistance
  • Supportive Services
  • Operating Costs
  • HMIS
  • Admin