Four Support Services for Veteran Family Grants have been awarded to serve Veterans on Long Island! Awards were made to Services for the UnderServed, Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Volunteers of America - Greater New York Chapter, and Black Veterans for Social Justice. Congratulations to all grantees! Please look for more information on these and other programs for veterans on our Veterans page (coming soon!)
March, 2013: HUD has announced renewal funding awards for FY2012 CoC Tier 1 Renewal Programs. All Tier 1 renewal programs in the Nassau/Suffolk CoC were funded at the levels for which they applied. Former Shelter Plus Care programs were funded at the new FMR rates. To read HUD's full press release, click here. To view a list of Tier 1 renewal program awards for the Nassau/Suffolk CoC, click here.
January, 2013: LICH submitted the FY2012 CoC Consolidated Application for the Nassau/Suffolk CoC (NY-603, Nassau, Suffolk Counties/Babylon/Islip/Huntington CoC). The Consolidated Application is a two-part submission, consisting of the CoC Application and the CoC Project Priority Listing (which includes all applicable new and renewal Project Applications). Both parts of the Consolidated Application have been submitted.
Thank you to all CoC project applicants for their hard work and diligence during this year’s CoC funding round! We will notify all CoC project applicants by e-mail of HUD’s announcement(s) concerning FY2012 CoC funding awards for renewal and new projects when such announcement(s) are made.
November, 2012: HUD published the FY2012 CoC NOFA. To download a copy of the full NOFA, click here. The initial deadline for applicants to submit their Project Applications (formerly Exhibit 2) in e-snaps for LICH review was November 30, 2012. Applicants were encouraged to begin work on Project Applications in e-snaps as soon as possible, as data from previous years' applications could not be imported this year.
August, 2012: HUD estimated that it would release the CoC NOFA in late August or later. However, we wanted to ensure that Long Island applicants/grantees had as much time to submit their online applications as possible. Although HUD's interim final rule is still pending final approval, there are significant changes that we know will take place this year. We therefore began the training, rating and voting portions of our process prior to the release of the CoC NOFA. We will advise the groups of any modifications that need to be made should the NOFA or final rule have additional or different requirements at the time it is published.
: HUD published the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Interim Rule
in the Federal Register. Public comment deadline has been extended to November 16, 2012.
: HUD announced new project funding awards for FY2011. Click here
to read HUD's announcement and to view the list of new project funding awards.
: HUD published the final rule on the Definition of Homeless
. The final rule establishes four categories under which an individual or family may qualify as homeless. The categories are:
1. Literally homeless – An individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, meaning the individual or family has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not meant for human habitation or is living in a publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living arrangements. This category also includes individuals who are exiting an institution where he or she resided for 90 days or less who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately prior to entry into the institution.
2. Imminent risk of homelessness – an individual or family who will imminently lose (within 14 days) their primary nighttime residence provided that no subsequent residence has been identified and the individual or family lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing.
3. Homeless under other Federal Statutes – unaccompanied youth (under 25) or families with children and youth who do not otherwise qualify as homeless under this definition and are defined as homeless under another federal statute, have not had permanent housing during the past 60 days, have experience persistent instability, and can be expected to continue in such status for an extended period of time.
4. Fleeing/Attempting to flee DV – any individual or family who is fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
: HUD announced renewal funding awards for FY2011. Click here
to read HUD's announcement and to view the list of renewal funding awards.