WHO WE ARE

Please note that during the current state of emergency in California, community meetings will be held by phone and video conference only unless otherwise stated.

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  • CAP Solano JPA Board Meeting

      Thursday September 22, 2022  |

       10:00 am - 12:00 pm

       Agenda and Materials  |  Zoom Link

       Meeting Id: 880 6405 4230

       Phone: +1 312-626-6799

​Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Housing First Solano Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Local Competition.

On Tuesday, September 13, 2022 the CoC voted to approve the final Priority Listing, which is available here.


HUD CoC NOFO Technical Assistance Workshop Materials and Local Competition Deadline


The HUD Housing First Solano Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Technical Assistance Workshop recording and materials (including a competition timeline, and the local competition scoring tools and policies) are available here. At the Workshop we announced that new and renewal local and federal project applications are due by Friday, August 19th, 2022 at 12pm PST. We have since extended the deadline to submit E-Snaps applications to Friday, August 26th at 12pm but the local competition deadline remains the same.
Additionally, at the time of the TA Workshop HUD had not yet released the 2022 Annual Renewal Demand Report. The TA workshop materials have been updated to include the below amounts:

- Solano's annual renewal demand is $1,475,458 and Tier 1 will be $1,401,685.
- The CoC Bonus amount we are eligible to apply for is $73,773.
- The Domestic Violence Bonus amount we are eligible to apply for is $94,640.


NEW! HUD CoC NOFO Technical Assistance Workshop

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
for the Fiscal Year 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition was released on August 1, 2022 
with a due date of September 30, 2022. The NOFO, and additional information regarding the competition,
is available on the HUD website here.
 A summary of the CoC NOFO is available here, which will be updated on page 3 as community-specific funding amounts are obtained.

Due to the expedited NOFO timeline, the 2022 NOFO Technical Assistance (TA) Workshop will be held immediately on Monday, August 8 from 9-11AM. Please add this Workshop to your calendar. 

All applicants/potential applicants should plan to participate in the NOFO TA Workshop, but due to the short notice it will also be recorded and distributed over this listserv. Any Applicant who fails to attend the Technical Assistance Workshop will be held strictly accountable for complying with all competition requirements.

The Technical Assistance Workshop will be held
via Zoom video conference.
Phone at 1-669-444-9171
Meeting ID: 818 3421 1818
 
Please fill out THIS CONTACT FORM if you know you will be submitting a new or renewal project application.

Information will be provided about renewal project applications as well as applications for new
housing projects through reallocated and/or bonus funding. In addition, there is Domestic Violence
Bonus Funding for interested applicants.  We encourage all organizations interested in applying for
CoC funding to attend, including organizations that have not previously received CoC funding.

All are welcome! 

The HFS Continuum of Care (CoC) issues this Public Solicitation for new Project Applications. We encourage new agencies that do not currently receive CoC Program Funds, as well as current recipients, to consider applying for a new permanent supportive housing project, a new rapid re-housing project, and/or a new transitional housing/rapid rehousing hybrid project. The scoring tools and policies for the competition are available here.

Housing First Solano estimates an award of approximately $1.5 million in renewal funding through the CoC Program for housing and services for persons experiencing homelessness, as well as for some
of the infrastructure to support our system of care. 

We are still waiting to hear from HUD the
amount of estimated Bonus funds and estimated Domestic Violence Bonus funds for 2022
that the CoC is eligible to apply for.
 
Future information regarding the CoC NOFO competition logistics will be posted via this listserv. If you are not on this listserv, please contact us at solano@homebaseccc.org.
 
Please contact solano@homebaseccc.org 

if you have any questions.​​


Housing First Solano ​2021 Final Priority Listing

On October 27, 2021 the Housing First Solano Board met and approved the final priority listing for project applications recommended by the Review and Rank Panel. To view the approved list, click here.

Housing First Solano is a coalition of service providers in Solano County working together to end homelessness.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

​​​Lived Experience Advisory Committee: Call for Applicants

The Housing First Solano CoC is seeking individuals with lived experience of homelessness to serve on our new Lived Experience Advisory Committee (LEAC). We are seeking people with past or current lived experience of homelessness with ties to Solano County to serve on the LEAC. The LEAC will meet at least quarterly and the CoC plans to provide stipends for committee members. Anyone interested in applying can fill out this LEAC Member Application (Aplicación en español) or go to the "Who We Are" page and scroll down to submit via this website. Contact reneep@capsolanojpa.org for more information.



Invitation to Join the Housing First Solano Continuum of Care

We invite anyone working to address homelessness and housing in Solano County to join and be engaged with the Housing First Solano CoC! Housing First Solano is the regional planning body that coordinates the community’s policies, strategies, and activities toward preventing and ending homelessness. Through the Continuum of Care, community stakeholders engage on the issues facing Solano County’s low-income population, homeless individuals and families, and other at-risk populations, and become part of the solutions being offered to address those challenges.

There are multiple ways to join:



The CoC also provides regular updates on funding opportunities. Please stayed tuned for information on a Housing First Solano HUD CoC New Project Technical Assistance Workshop in the Spring of 2021. If you're interested in submitting a new project application during the 2021 HUD CoC Notice of Funding Availability this summer, then please attend this workshop!

There are many ways to collaborate, participate, and stay informed about the wide range of projects and funding opportunities being pursued in the region to address poverty and homelessness. Please share the CoC website and/or email with other agencies, nonprofits, and community members that may wish to become stakeholders in solutions to ending homelessness. We hope to hear from you soon!


2022 Point-in-Time Count


The Executive Summary and Press Release of the 2022 Point-in-Time (PIT) count are now available. The PIT Count is part of the nation-wide initiative to provide a snapshot of the number and demographics of those experiencing homelessness, based on the definition provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


The full report will be released as soon as it is available.

Housing First Solano CoC/CAP Solano JPA Participant Grievance Policy and

​Call for Grievance Advisory Committee Members


The Housing First Solano Continuum of Care (CoC)/CAP Solano JPA Participant Grievance Policy applies to all participants in housing and homeless service programs funded by the CAP Solano JPA and/or the Housing First Solano Continuum of Care (HFS CoC). This policy provides participants with the right to grieve any situation where they are denied housing or services by a program. This covers denials of housing or services because of rule violations, non-compliance with program requirements, or not meeting program eligibility.

We are seeking applicants to serve on a Grievance Advisory Committee with the representation of homeless and housing service providers, people with lived experience of homelessness, and HFS, JPA, and Tripartite Advisory Board members. If you are interested, submit this Grievance Advisory Committee Application to solano@homebaseccc.org.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHAT WE DO

Housing First Solano works to end homelessness by:


  • Facilitating multi-agency cooperation and coordination
  • Connecting persons experiencing homelessness with housing, job, family, and medical resources
  • Securing funds from the State of California, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and private organizations to end homelessness.


We invite community members to join the Housing First Solano Continuum of Care in preventing and ending homelessness in Solano County!


2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Consolidated Application for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CoC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is now available!


COVID-19 Resources


We strive to keep you informed, but not overwhelmed in these challenging times. Please find some useful links below. We will be posting regular updates and resources for homeless services providers. Please find a list of resources below that are intended to provide guidance for homeless assistance providers on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Up-to-date guidance on COVID-19 is available on the Homebase website.
  • Solano County Department of Public Health is providing regular COVID-19 updates and guidance to the community on their website. Please check their website regularly for most up-to-date information.

The 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Consolidated Application for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CoC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is now available. This consists of the 2022 Housing First Solano CoC Application and Priority Listing, which will be submitted as the 2022 CoC Consolidated Application for the Housing First Solano CoC. The Priority Listing and CoC Application are posted online for review by the public and all stakeholders in the homeless system of care, including any experts or community members who have feedback they would like to share prior to submission. Please provide any feedback to solano@homebaseccc.org. The final application will be submitted on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

The CoC Application can be found at this link here, and the Priority Listing can be found at this link here

Thank you so much to all of you who participated in preparing this application and in this process. We also very much appreciate all of the hard work the applicants and their staff devoted to preparing and submitting funding applications over the course of the past several months - and the hard work they do every day to address and end homelessness in Solano County.