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Colorado Division of Housing (DOH) United States Treasury Homeowner Assistance Fund/Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program Request for Applications (RFA)

Colorado Division of Housing (DOH)
United States Treasury Homeowner Assistance Fund / Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program Request for Applications (RFA)

Total Amount Available: $175,080,858

 Informational Session:   

                                             Info Session Recording (May 16, 2022)

Application Dates:

RFA Release Date - May 4, 2022

Letters of Intent Due  -  May 23, 2022

Applications Due  -   June 10, 2022

Awards Announced  -   By July 1, 2022

Background:

In March 2021, the United States Treasury’s Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF) was established under Section 3206 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to help mitigate financial hardships associated with the coronavirus pandemic by providing funds to eligible entities for the purpose of preventing homeowner mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacements of homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020.  In November 2021, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through its Division of Housing (DOH), established the state’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program/Homeowners Assistance Fund Program (EMAP/HAF) as a pilot program to disburse the initial 10% of the state’s allocation of federal HAF funds.  Through this RFA, DOH is requesting applications from administrative agencies/organizations to operationalize the statewide EMAP/HAF program with remaining HAF funds allocated to the State of Colorado by the United States Treasury.

Specifically, DOH is seeking administrative agencies/organizations able to provide some or all of the following services (see Section II, Program Module(s) for further information):

Case Review and Administration: Reviewing, approving/denying homeowner applications for the EMAP/HAF program.  Working with approved homeowners and their mortgage companies to prevent foreclosure and working through loss mitigation options.  Providing payment to third party entities on behalf of eligible homeowners.

HUD Approved Housing Counseling:
Providing foreclosure prevention counseling and other housing counseling services, including education on accessing loss mitigation information, assistance completing loss mitigation applications and related forms, and assistance in providing appropriate paperwork to servicers.


Loan Administration/Management:
Providing and managing forgivable loans to pay off homeowner reinstatement amounts over $40,000, and/or to pay off current Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Loans for homeowners.

RFA Questions: For specific questions, please contact DOH at dola_haf_client_support@state.co.us

 

EMAP/HAF RFA (PDF)

EMAP/HAF Budget (Excel)

EMAP/HAF Narrative & Cover Sheet (Word)

 

 

Enhanced DOH Gap (EDG) funding NOFA

Housing Tax Credit Enhanced DOH Gap Funding (EDG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
for CHFA 2022 Round One 9% Housing Tax Credit Applicants

-Total Amount Available: Up to $50,000,000*
     *Additional funding may be available.

Informational Session: December 15, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. MT

An informational session will be held December 15th for all applicants who have submitted LOIs to apply to CHFA’s 2022 Round One for 9% federal housing tax credit

Application Dates:

Letters of Intent Due  -  December 28, 2021
Applications Due  -   February 1, 2022
Funding Recommendations shared with applicants  -   March 15, 2022
Awards Announced  -   June 14, 2022

Background:
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through its Division of Housing (DOH), Office of Housing Finance and Sustainability (OHFS) is requesting applications for Enhanced DOH Gap funding (EDG) available to CHFA’s 2022 Round One 9% federal housing tax credit applicants. This EDG NOFA is intended to leverage 9% housing tax credits across competitive projects in Round One. EDG applications will be evaluated by DOH to align with CHFA’s evaluation process and timing for Round One. Applicants who choose to participate in this process will have the EDG funding request underwritten by DOH concurrently with the CHFA LIHTC application which will eliminate the need for an additional DOH application in the future. Applicants who do not apply for EDG concurrent underwriting and funding are eligible to apply to DOH for standard gap financing at a later date.

Tax Credit Enhanced DOH Gap (EDG) NOFA

RFA for the Creation of Supportive Housing 2021-2022

DOH is continuing its coordinated effort with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), and local municipalities to increase the production of Supportive Housing (SH), also known as Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), for extremely low-income people experiencing homelessness with complex barriers to housing stability.

PSH is decent, safe, affordable, community-based housing that provides
tenants with all the rights and responsibilities of tenancy, tenancy support services, and links to other intensive supportive services using best practices for SH, particularly the Housing First model, as well as Harm Reduction and Trauma-Informed approaches. This approach is designed to allow tenants to live as independently as possible.

Applicants should respond to this RFA for any Supportive Housing project in the State of Colorado that intends to apply to DOH and/or CHFA, and/or any SH project within the City and County of Denver that intends to apply to Denver Housing Authority (DHA) and/or the City and County of Denver Department of Housing Stability (HOST), for any of the following: 

DOH Project-Based Rental Assistance 
  • Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)
  • HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) 
  • Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (811PRA) 
  • Homeless Solutions Program - State Housing Vouchers (HSP-SHV)
DOH Loan or Grant Assistance for Affordable Housing Development 
Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) 
State Affordable Housing Tax Credits (AHTCs) 
CHFA Permanent Loans Private Activity Bonds
Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) 
State Affordable Housing Tax Credits (AHTCs)

All funding decisions for the list above will use DOH’s review of applicant responses to this RFA as part of their broader application and review process. DOH will award Project-Based Rental Assistance Vouchers funding directly from this RFA.

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) and the City and County of Denver Department of Housing Stability (HOST) will use this RFA and applicant responses as part of their broader application and review process for any of the following:

DHA Rental Assistance Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs) DHA's D3 (DHA Delivers for Denver) Bond Program HOST Development Gap Funding  HOST Tenancy Support Services Funding
 
Tenancy Support Services: (NEW - 12/14/2021)
In conjunction with any DOH PBV request, applicants to the 2022 PSH RFA may also request Tenancy Support Services (TSS) funding on a per DOH voucher basis. Tenancy Support Services (TSS) are housing-related activities and services that assist supportive housing program participants in obtaining and maintaining housing.


DOH Annual RFA for the Creation of Supportive Housing 2021-2022

Informational Session - 2022 PSH RFA (held November 18, 2021) Slides / Recording

Relevant Dates & Contacts: 

Application Response Round

Division of Housing LOI Due

RFA Application Due

Anticipated Division of Housing Determination Date

- 9% LIHTC Competitive

- Any non-Competitive LIHTC

- Any non-LIHTC 

December 15, 2021 

February 1, 2022

March 17, 2022

- Any non-Competitive LIHTC

- Any non-LIHTC 

April 1, 2022

May 2, 2022

June 17, 2022

- 4% & State LIHTC Competitive 

- Any non-Competitive LIHTC 

- Any non-LIHTC

June 1, 2022 

August 2, 2022

September 16, 2022

- Any non-Competitive LIHTC 

- Any non-LIHTC 

October 3, 2022

November 1, 2022

December 16, 2022

 2021 PSH RFA Contacts: Zac.Schaffner@state.co.us, Ann.Watts@state.co.us, Andrew.Paredes@state.co.us

 

Recently Closed RFAs & NOFAs

Homeless Prevention Activities Program 2022 Request for Application (RFA)

The legislation enabling income tax check-off contributions enables taxpayers to make voluntary donations from a taxpayer’s refund or as part of an additional amount added to a taxpayer’s liability. Annually, the amount that taxpayers designate to the Homeless Prevention Activities Program (HPAP) provides direct assistance to households across the State to prevent homelessness. The funds are awarded to local non-profit agencies that provide critical homeless prevention programs and services to households throughout the state based on a competitive application process outlined in this document.

Applicants may request up to $25,000 per application, per organization.

Grant Term: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

All applications must be received by the Division of Housing to cassy.westmoreland@state.co.us no later than 5:00pm MT on April 4, 2022.

The recording of the 2022 HPAP Request for Applications Informational webinar can be found here

For additional information or questions, please contact Cassy Westmoreland (cassy.westmoreland@state.co.us).

2022 HPAP Application Narrative Form (Adobe)
2022 HPAP Application Narrative Form (Word)
2022 HPAP Budget Form
2022 HPAP RFA

2021-2022 Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF)

Total Amount Available:  Up to $70,000,000*

Minimum Investment:  $1,000,000
Maximum Investment: $10,000,000**

*Additional funding may be available. 
**Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis

Release Date:  October 20, 2021

Informational Session:  November 1, 2021 at 3:45 p.m. MT

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85230214917?pwd=ZFBJQW9ZK0lhOTU0WW9RTlRISnZaQ…
Passcode: 183625

Or join by phone: (253) 215 8782    Webinar ID: 852 3021 4917     Passcode: 183625
 

Application Dates:  

First Round

Letters of Intent        November 8, 2021
Applications Due        November 22, 2021

Future Rounds to be announced

Affordable Housing Investment Fund (AHIF) NOFA 

2021-2022 Operation Turn-Key Notice of Funding Availability for Acquisition & Utilization of Non-Congregate Shelter and Affordable Housing Assets

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through its Division of Housing (DOH), Office of Housing Finance and Sustainability (OHFS) and Office of Homeless Initiatives (OHI), is requesting applications for funding for the acquisition of land and/or existing properties suitable for the purpose of providing or developing Non-congregate shelter, Supportive Housing, or Affordable Housing. Additional funds may be also requested for the renting of and providing tenancy support services within the same properties to provide shelter or housing for households at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Eligible Funding Activities Include: 

I. Acquisition & Renovations

II. Rental Assistance

III. Tenancy Support Services

Total Amount Available: Up to $50,000,000*

Minimum Acquisition Award: $250,000

Maximum Acquisition Award: $5,000,000**

Minimum Rental Assistance/Services Award: $20,000 (annual amount)

Maximum Rental Assistance/Services Award: $1,000,000** (annual amount)

*Additional funding may be available.

**Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis

Release Date: September 3, 2021

Informational Session: September 9, 2021 (Video)
Informational Session Webinar Slides

Application Dates: Beginning October 15, 2021 and on the 15th of every month thereafter until all available funding is committed or expiration of NOFA.

Expiration Date: April 15, 2022

For any questions regarding the NOFA, please contact Andrew Paredes, Director, Office of Housing Finance & Sustainability (Andrew.Paredes@state.co.us), or Kristin Toombs, Director, Office of Homeless Initiatives (Kristin.Toombs@state.co.us).

2021 Operation Turn-Key Notice of Funding Availability for Acquisition & Utilization of Non-Congregate Shelter and Affordable Housing Assets NOFA

2020-21 Annual RFA for the Creation of Supportive Housing (2021 PSH RFA)

DOH is continuing its coordinated effort with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), and local municipalities to increase the production of Supportive Housing (SH), also known as Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), for extremely low-income people experiencing homelessness with complex barriers to housing stability.

SH is decent, safe, affordable, community-based housing that provides tenants with all the rights and responsibilities of tenancy, tenancy support services, and links to other intensive supportive services using best practices for SH, particularly the Housing First model, as well as Harm Reduction and Trauma-Informed approaches. This approach is designed to allow tenants to live as independently as possible.

Applicants should respond to this RFA for any Supportive Housing project in the State of Colorado that intends to apply to DOH and/or CHFA, and/or any SH project within the City and County of Denver that intends to apply to Denver Housing Authority (DHA) and/or the City and County of Denver Department of Housing Stability (HOST), for any of the following: 

DOH Project-Based Rental Assistance  Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (811PRA) Homeless Solutions Program - State Housing Vouchers (HSP-SHV) DOH Loan or Grant Assistance for Affordable Housing Development Tenancy Support Services (TSS Funding) Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) State Affordable Housing Tax Credits (AHTCs) CHFA Permanent Loans Private Activity Bonds.


2020-21 Annual Request for Applications (RFA) for the Creation of Supportive Housing

 

Through this RFA, DOH intends to award up to 300 Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs), for SH projects. The number of PBVs allocated to the 2021 PSH RFA by DOH may be subject to change based on demand and funding availability.

2020-21 Annual RFA for the Creation of Supportive Housing Application

CSH Dimensions of Quality Checklist

Supportive Services Budget

 
Application Response Round Division of Housing LOI Due RFA Application Due Anticipated Division of Housing Determination Date

- 9% LIHTC Competitive

- Any non-Competitive LIHTC

- Any non-LIHTC

January 10, 2021 February 1, 2021 March 15, 2021

- Any non-Competitive LIHTC

- Any non-LIHTC 

April 1, 2021 May 3, 2021 June 15, 2021

- 4% & State LIHTC Competitive 

- Any non-Competitive LIHTC 

- Any non-LIHTC

July 1, 2021 August 2, 2021 September 15, 2021

- Any non-Competitive LIHTC 

- Any non-LIHTC 

October 1, 2021 November 1, 2021 December 15, 2021

2021 PSH RFA Contacts: Zac.Schaffner@state.co.us, Ann.Watts@state.co.us, Andrew.Paredes@state.co.us

2021-2022 ESG & ESG-CV

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) through its Division of Housing (DOH) and Office of Homeless Initiatives (OHI) is requesting applications from eligible non-profits or local governments throughout Colorado for a portion of ESG-CV funding and 2021-2022 ESG funding.

Released: September 30, 2021
Letter of Intent due: October 13, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. MST
Application due: November 1, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. MST

ESG-CV components available for funding include: emergency shelter, temporary emergency shelter, street outreach, rapid re-housing, data collection through the Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) or comparable database (CAFÉ), and administrative activities. It also supports training on infectious disease prevention and mitigation, vaccine incentives for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and operating, updating, or enhancing Coordinated Entry Systems. These components must be used to prevent, prepare for, or respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

ESG components available for funding include: emergency shelter, street outreach, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, data collection through the Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) or comparable database (CAFÉ), and administrative activities. 

For specific questions regarding the NOFA, please contact: Cassy Westmoreland at cassy.westmoreland@state.co.us or 303-396-9944.

Questions will be accepted until the end of the cure period, which is November 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. MST. 

2021 - 2022 ESG & ESG-CV NOFA - DOC
2021 - 2022 ESG & ESG-CV NOFA - PDF
ESG Project Budget
ESG-CV Project Budget

Informational Webinar December 15, 2020 - Webinar slides (audio/video recording)

Relevant Dates & Contacts:  

All funding decisions for the list above will use DOH’s review of applicant responses to this RFA as part of their broader application and review process. DOH will award Project-Based Rental Assistance Vouchers and Tenancy Support Services funding directly from this RFA.

The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) and the City and County of Denver Department of Housing Stability (HOST) will use this RFA and applicant responses as part of their broader application and review process for any of the following:

DHA Rental Assistance Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs) DHA's D3 (DHA Delivers for Denver) Bond Program HOST Development Gap Funding  HOST Tenancy Support Services Funding.

2021 Homeless Prevention Activities Program (HPAP)

DOH has released the 2021 Homeless Prevention Activities Program (HPAP) Request for Applications (RFA). The Homeless Prevention Activities Program (HPAP) provides funding to nonprofits and local governments to prevent at-risk households from experiencing homeless. Funding for the program is made available through a variety of sources including a State Income Tax Check-off, which allows Colorado residents to make voluntary contributions to the program when filing their state income tax returns. DOLA's administration HPAP is overseen by an Advisory Committee which includes representation from the Colorado Department of Human Services and two members of the public selected by DOLA's Executive Director. 

Eligible Applicants Include: 

To be considered for a funding award, an applicant must be a non-profit organization in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State; or a unit of local government. Preference will be given to those organizations with a demonstrated history of serving those experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness.  

Budget Form

Relevant Dates & Contact: 

All applications must be emailed to Gaelyn.Coyle@state.co.us no later than 5:00pm MT on April 16, 2021. Incomplete and or late applications will not be considered. 

2021 HPAP RFA webinar

2021 HPAP Request for Applications

2021 HPAP Application Narrative

2021 HPAP Program Budget Proposal

NOFA for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program: ESG-CV2 Funds 

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) through its Division of Housing (DOH) and Office of Homeless Initiatives (OHI) is requesting applications from eligible non-profits or local governments throughout Colorado for up to $11,100,000 from the second allocation of ESG funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (ESG-CV2). 

Letters of Intent to apply for are due by 5:00 p.m. MST Monday, January 25, 2021.

Full applications are due by 5:00 p.m. MST Friday, February 19, 2021.

NOFA documents: ESG Program webpage

Contact: Cassy.Westmoreland@state.co.us

2021 Next Step 2-Gen Rapid Re-housing Program

DOH has released the 2021 Next Step 2-Gen Rapid Re-housing Program Request for Applications (RFA). Applications to the 2021 Next Step 2-Gen Rapid Re-Housing Program RFA will utilize the 2-Generation (2-Gen) and Rapid Re-housing (RRH) models to ensure students experiencing homelessness have the basic foundation of housing and support in order to achieve academic stability and success.

RRH is a short to medium-term housing intervention designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness, return to housing in the community, and not experience homelessness again. The program does so by providing move-in assistance, temporary rent subsidies, and case management. The services are time-limited and the household does not have to leave the unit when services end.

Central to the RRH model is a Housing First approach, meaning assistance is offered without preconditions, such as sobriety, employment, income, mental health stability, or absence of criminal record. The resources and services provided are tailored to the unique needs of the household. 

The 2-Gen approach focuses on intentionally serving children and their parents (or other caregivers) together with services that help families escape the cycle of poverty. The Division of Housing plans to award up to $1,350,000 in Homeless Solutions Program (HSP) funds available through two year contracts. 

Eligible Applicants Include: 

A verified non-profit organization or a unit of local government in the State of Colorado seeking rapid re-housing funds that have committed to enter an active Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Colorado public school district. 

Budget Form

Relevant Dates & Contact: 

Letters of intent due to Gaelyn.Coyle@state.co.us by December 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. MT 

Applications due to Gaelyn.Coyle@state.co.us by January 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. MT

Informational Webinar December 10, 2020 at 11:00 am MT:

Webinar presentation (video)

2019-20 Annual RFA for the Creation of Supportive Housing 

DOH is continuing its coordinated effort with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) to increase the production of Supportive Housing (SH) for people experiencing homelessness with complex needs. 

Applicants should respond to this RFA for any Supportive Housing project in the State of Colorado that intends to apply to DOH and/or CHFA for any of the following: DOH Rental Assistance Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs), DOH Loan or Grant Assistance for Affordable Housing Development, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), State Affordable Housing Tax Credits (AHTCs), CHFA Permanent Loans, or Private Activity Bonds. 

DHA and HOST will use this RFA and applicant responses as part of their broader application and review process for any of the following: DHA Rental Assistance Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs), DHA's D3 (DHA Delivers for Denver) Bond Program, HOST Development Gap Funding, and HOST Tenancy Support Services Funding. 

2019-20 Annual RFA for the Creation of Supportive Housing Application

CSH Dimensions of Quality Checklist

Summary:​

RFA is used to review all SH projects for any DOH and CHFA resources DOH will award Project-Based Vouchers and Tenancy Support Services funding directly from this RFA. Round #1 - Letter of Intent due 1/10/2020; Applications due 2/3/2020 Round #2 - Letter of Intent due 6/01/2020; Applications due 8/3/2020 Projects not covered in Round #1 and Round #2 - Applications accepted on a monthly basis ​

 

Informational Session Webinar:

December 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. MST.

Webinar presentation (audio)

Contacts: Denise.Selders@state.co.us ; Kristin.Toombs@state.co.us

 

NOFA for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program: 2020-2021 ESG and ESG-CV2 Funds 

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) through its Division of Housing (DOH) and Office of Homeless Initiatives (OHI) is requesting applications from eligible non-profits or local governments throughout Colorado for up to $4,170,628  from 2020 - 2021 Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Homeless Solutions Program for ESG Activities and up to $12,000,000 from the second allocation of ESG funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (ESG-CV2).

Letters of Intent to apply for either funding source are due by 5:00 p.m. MST Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Full applications are due by 5:00 p.m. MST Friday, October 23, 2020.

DOH will release a second NOFA for the remaining ESG-CV2 funding in December 2020. 

NOFA documents: ESG Program webpage

Informational Session Webinar:

October 2, 2020,  2-3:30pm MST

Webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85446418158?pwd=cUpQRFlTakJUTXcyaGtjMUFoTTVKUT09  (Passcode: 907235) 

 

Contact: Cassy.Westmoreland@state.co.us
2020 Next Step 2-Gen Prevention RFA

The Division of Housing (DOH) has released the 2020 Next Step 2-Gen Homelessness Prevention Program Expansion Request for Applications (RFA). The RFA expands the scope and geographic reach of DOH’s existing Next Step 2-Gen Rapid Re-housing Program program, increasing the number of households served, incorporating homeless prevention resources, facilitating direct partnerships with School Districts, and assisting communities as they respond to COVID-19. 

Dependent on approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), DOH plans to make $2 million in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act available through two year contracts. 
 
Eligible Applicants Include:

Existing Next Step Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Colorado Public School Districts seeking homelessness prevention funds that are  currently in an active Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Next Step RRH housing agency, public housing authority, and/or services provider. This is the first time that School Districts can be the lead applicant for DOH Next Step.
 
Colorado Public School District along with a Colorado housing agency, public housing authority, and/or services provider committed to entering into an MOU to serve households within district boundaries. Any entity from this category can be the lead applicant.

Applications Due to Gaelyn.Coyle@state.co.us by July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. MDT

Informational webinar July 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm MDT:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81807555117

Budget Form

Tenancy Support Services for Supportive Housing Request for Applications (RFA)

Tenancy Support Services (TSS) are housing-related activities and services that support an individual or household’s ability to prepare for and transition to housing, and support the individual or household in being a successful tenant in the housing arrangement and thus able to sustain tenancy.

TSS are critical to the implementation of Supportive Housing. In partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), the Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Division of Housing (DOH) is making at least $1,300,000 in TSS available to existing Supportive Housing programs. This may be adjusted depending upon funding availability and amount of quality applications. 

Tenancy Support Services RFA Application

Summary:

Supports the implementation of existing Supportive Housing projects 50% of a Supportive Housing program’s annual TSS costs or $3,600 per household per year  Covers tenancy support activities not eligible for billing to other funding sources Letter of Intent due 1/10/2020; Applications due 2/10/2020

Informational Session Webinar:

December 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. MST.

Webinar Presentation

Recovery-Oriented Housing Request for Applications (RFA)

Substance Use Disorders impact thousands of individuals and families across Colorado. The destructive nature of substance use disorders and the influence of active addiction on behavior can result in homelessness and recurring involvement in justice systems, emergency and inpatient health care systems.

The aim of this RFA, funded through the Colorado House Bill 19-1009 and informed by Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care, Trauma-Informed Care, and Supportive Housing best practices, is to create non-time limited, affordable housing combined with adequate access to services for Eligible Participants;

(I) an individual with a mental health disorder, substance use disorder, or co-occurring behavioral health disorder who is transitioning from the Department of Corrections, the Division of Youth Services in the Department of Human Services, a mental health institute, a psychiatric hospital, or a county jail into the community; or

(II) an individual who is homeless or in an unstable housing environment and is transitioning from a residential treatment program or is engaged in the Community Transition Specialist Program.

Recovery-Oriented Housing RFA Application

Summary:

DOH will award up to 71 tenant-based rental assistance vouchers Minimum award size is 10 vouchers; maximum award size is 40 vouchers 50% of a Supportive Housing program’s annual TSS costs or $3,600 per household per year  Letter of Intent due 1/10/2020; Applications due 2/17/2020

 

December 17, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. MST.

Webinar presentation (audio)

Homeless Prevention Activities Program 2020-2021 Request for Applications (RFA)

 

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Division of Housing (DOH) is requesting applications for 2020-2021 Homeless Prevention Activities Program (HPAP) which utilizes funding received by voluntary contributions designated on state income tax return forms to assist in preventing individuals and families from becoming homeless.  

Homeless prevention activities shall provide, but need not be limited to:

(a) Assistance in avoiding eviction and foreclosure from an apartment or home;
(b) Counseling for families and persons to prevent them from becoming homeless;
(c) Mediation services to assist persons in avoiding eviction and foreclosure;
(d) Programs that assist persons who are in danger of becoming homeless in obtaining
services and information;
(e) Referrals to and assistance in obtaining job-training, job-counseling, or information
about job openings

Homeless Prevention Activities Program RFA Application 

HPAP RFA 2020

HPAP RFA Budget Form

Applications due February 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. MST
 
Informational Session Webinar:

January 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Webinar presentation

Notice of Funding Availability for 2019 - 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Division of Housing (DOH) is requesting applications for 2019-2020 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding to enhance the continuum of comprehensive, housing-focused solutions throughout the State of Colorado in order to; 

1. End homelessness for participants and move homeless families and individuals into permanent affordable housing as quickly as possible. 2. Create a suitable living environment while working with participants to end homelessness. 3. Promote self-sufficiency to prepare participants for independent living. 4. Ensure efficient use of funds and effective program administration.

Changes to this year’s ESG NOFA include: increasing funding availability, clarifying match requirements, and expanding the eligible activities through Bonus Funding.

2019-20 Emergency Solutions Grant NOFA    

Summary:

This NOFA may award up to a total of $4 million from a combination of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ESG funds and the state-funded Homeless Solutions Program (HSP). 

ESG components available for funding include: emergency shelter/street outreach (ES/SO), homelessness prevention/rapid re-housing assistance (HP/RR), and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).

 Eligible activities for Bonus Funding through HSP for ES/SO applicants includes: diversion/rapid resolution, housing navigation/landlord relations, and housing stability/tenancy supports.

Letter of Intent due October 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST 

Application due October 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST​

Informational Session Webinar:
September 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. MST.
Dial-In Number: (720) 279-0026, toll-free: 1-877-820-7831
Guest Passcode: 819626
https://stateofcolorado.centurylinkccc.com/CenturylinkWeb/DOHHousing
 
Contacts:
Cassy Westmoreland at cassy.westmoreland@state.co.us for Emergency Shelter and Street Outreach (ES/SO) and Bonus Funds questions, LOI, and application submission. 
 
Gaelyn Coyle-Joseph at gaelyn.coyle@state.co.us for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HP/RR) questions, LOI, and application submission.

2018 -19 Annual RFA for the Creation of Supportive Housing 

DOH is continuing its coordinated effort with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) to increase the production of Supportive Housing (SH), also known as Permanent Supportive Housing, for people experiencing homelessness with special needs. Applicants should respond to this RFA for any SH project that intends to apply to DOH and CHFA for ANY of the following: DOH vouchers, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), CHFA permanent loans, State Credits, Private Activity Bonds, and/or DOH Development Gap funding. 

RFA Application

CSH Dimensions of Quality Checklist

Summary:

RFA is used to review all SH projects for any DOH and CHFA resources RFA will also directly award 200 PBVs for the creation of net new SH units Round #1 - Letter of Intent due 1/11/2019; Applications due 2/1/2019 Round #2 - Letter of Intent due 5/01/2019; Applications due 6/1/2019

Webinar Presentation (audio)

Contacts: Denise.Selders@state.co.us ; Kristin.Toombs@state.co.us

Informational Session Webinar:

December 19, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. MST.

Homeless Prevention Activities Program RFA

Funded through income tax check-off contributions, the Homeless Prevention Activities Program prevents at-risk households from becoming homeless and assists in stabilizing their housing situation by providing temporary financial assistance and housing-focused case management.

Program Guidelines
Application

Summary:

$25,000 in total funding available per application/organization Applications due 3/29/2019

Contacts: Cassy.Westmoreland@state.co.us, Kristin.Toombs@state.co.us

Informational Session Webinar:

March 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Webinar Presentation (audio)

Justice Involved Supportive Housing RFA

DOH is requesting applications for Supportive Housing (SH) programs for Coloradans with special needs who have criminal or juvenile justice system involvement and a history of homelessness.

Summary:

100 Tenant-based vouchers and tenancy support services funding Minimum of 10 vouchers and a maximum of 60 vouchers Letter of Intent due 1/18/2019, Applications due 2/1/2019

Informational Session Webinar:

December 12, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. MST.
 
Family Reunification Program RFA

DOH is requesting applications from Public Housing Authorities/Agencies (PHAs) across Colorado to design and implement a Family Reunification Program (FRP) pilot for people returning home from incarceration within the justice system.

RFAApplication

Summary:

Three (3) grants, each up to $75,000 annually, for a 24-month period Available to Public Housing Authorities/Agencies (PHAs​) Letter of Interest due 1/18/2019, Applications due 2/1/2019

Informational Session:

December 17, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. MST.
 
Youth Housing Programs RFA

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through its Division of Housing (DOH) and Office of Homeless Youth Services (OHYS), is requesting applications for Youth Focused Housing Programs, specifically.

RFA Main Document (pdf)

RFA Application

Summary:

Up to 25 Tenant-Based Youth State Housing Vouchers (SHV), as well as limited tenancy support services funding. Up to $650,000 in award(s) for a 12-month grant period towards Youth Rapid Re-housing (RRH). Up to $100,000 in award(s) for a 12-month grant period towards Host Homes (HH).

Webinar Presentation (audio)

Informational Session:

November 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MST