CoC Programs

As the Collaborative Applicant for the Chicago Continuum of Care (CoC), All Chicago administers our city’s annual evaluation and application process for US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CoC funding.

New Projects Process – Open Now

The Chicago CoC’s 2022 New Projects process is open to organizations currently receiving HUD CoC program funding and for organizations interested in obtaining new HUD CoC program funding. New organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. Please review the application process in the document linked below. Questions regarding Chicago CoC’s 2022 New Projects process may be directed to the All Chicago CoC Program Team at CoCPrograms@allchicago.org.

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CoC Special Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

On June 22, 2022 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to address unsheltered and rural homelessness. The Chicago Continuum of Care (CoC) is eligible to compete for up to $60 million ($20 million per year for 3 years) to reduce the number of people who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness. This new funding is an incredible opportunity to make meaningful progress in providing housing and support for people who are living outside.

Read a summary of the Special NOFO in the CoC Board Briefing document. 

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HUD CoC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) – formerly referred to as the NOFA

HUD released the FY 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the CoC Program Competition. HUD has changed the acronym from NOFA to NOFO. All Chicago will update this page with resources and trainings to support existing HUD CoC funded projects.

The feedback period is now closed. 

Previous FY2021 NOFO related materials:

All Chicago conducted the following trainings for agencies with existing renewal HUD CoC funded projects:

Project Application Training – Recorded Tuesday, September 7, 2021. This training is for individuals with prior experience in completing the Project Application and working in e-snaps. Find more information and register here. 

E-snaps focused Training – Recorded Wednesday, September 8, 2021. This training is for individuals who may be completing the project application for the first time and/or would benefit from a detailed walk through of e-snaps software. Find more information and register here.

Please contact CoCPrograms@allchicago.org with any questions. 

Previous FY2019 NOFA related materials:

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Housing Inventory Count & Point-In-Time Count

Each year, Chicago completes a Housing Inventory Count (HIC) to count the number of beds and units available for people experiencing homelessness. Chicago also completes a Point-in-Time (PIT) Count each year to count the number of people experiencing homelessness in shelters and on the street. Here are some highlights from the 2020 HIC and highlights from the 2020 PIT.

View the 2020 PIT Report
View the 2021 HIC Report

The 2021 HIC process opened on December 23, 2020 and closed on February 2, 2021. A recording of the 2021 Pre-HIC and HIC processes webinar is available for review here and you can view the slides here.

The 2021 HIC report can be accessed here. The 2021 HIC highlights and 2021 PIT report will be released in the upcoming weeks.

FY 2022 Intent to Renew

Overview

There are two required steps in the Chicago CoC’s locally developed review process for renewal projects: 1) Intent to Renew (ITR), and 2) Local Evaluation Instrument (LEI). The ITR step is designed to minimize risk to the Chicago CoC by reviewing compliance with HUD requirements and verifying whether local priorities and thresholds are being met. All HUD CoC-Funded Projects seeking to renew grants in the 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) are required to submit an ITR. Contact cocprograms@allchicago.org with any questions.

Timeline

  • 2/22/22 – Desk Audit Guidance Release
  • 3/7/22 – Intent to Renew Opens
  • 3/10/22 – Training
  • 3/25/22 – Intent to Renew Deadline

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System Policies
FY 2022 Local Evaluation Instrument

The Local Evaluation Instrument (LEI) is the second step in the Chicago CoC’s locally developed review process for renewal projects. All projects that have been previously funded through the Chicago CoC Competition Process are eligible to apply as a renewal in 2022. The LEI is designed to quantify the performance of each project and must be submitted for all CoC-funded project that operated between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, with an exception for some new projects. Contact cocprograms@allchicago.org with any questions.

Timeline

  • 4/4/22 – Local Evaluation Instrument opens
  • 4/6/22 – Training
  • 5/2/22 – Local Evaluation Instrument deadline
  • 6/1/22 – Preliminary Reports (ITR & LEI)
  • 6/8/22 – Deadline to submit level 1 appeals
  • 6/15/22 – All Chicago responds to level 1 appeals
  • 6/22/22 – Deadline to submit level 2 appeals
  • 6/30/22 – LEI Appeal Panel responds to level 2 appeals
  • 7/1/22 –  Final Reports (ITR & LEI)

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Local Evaluation Appeal Change Memo date January 2022