The 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (FR-6500-N-25S) makes $322 million available to help communities address unsheltered and rural homelessness. This represents an extraordinarily important opportunity to reverse course on punitive tactics, and demonstrate the effectiveness of evidence-based best practices. The following resources are intended to summarize the application process, policy priorities, scoring criteria, and other key factors that will be central to a successful application.
Potential applicants should review the full notice for important details.
Understanding the Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness
HUD’s newly-announced supplemental NOFO is making $322 million available for communities to address both unsheltered and rural homelessness. This funding provides an opportunity for CoCs to identify strategic approaches to reducing and eventually ending unsheltered homelessness in their communities. It is also a chance to reverse course on punitive tactics, support critically needed street outreach, and demonstrate meaningful reductions in unsheltered rates to their communities.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a special one-time Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support the responses we know from research and experience will reduce unsheltered homelessness. This is an opportunity for communities to develop or enhance real solutions.