Every year the US Department of Housing and Urban Development requires Continuums of Care to rank and review all CoC projects as part of the COC Funding Competition. This ranking reflects the order in which projects will be funded.
Locally, we use a community developed Rubric to score and rank our projects. You can find the current Rubric here.
This March and April, we will be seeking community feedback as we update the rubric for this year’s funding competition. Goals for improving the rubric include adding a racial equity section, finalizing a cost effectiveness measure, and more. We are seeking input from community members and the public and are especially interested in hearing from people with lived experience of homelessness.
In short, we are looking for your input into how we make funding decisions!
To gather community input, the CoC will hold a series of public meetings in March and April of 2022. You can find the meeting dates and calendar invites below.
At each of these meetings, we will review parts of our process or rubric and provide time for community discussion in small and large groups. Our goal is to reach consensus as a community around what our rubric should look like.
Topics to be addressed in this year's rubric review include:
Reviewing the Ranking Policy
Updating the Funding Review Process
Finalizing a Cost Effectiveness measure
Adding a Racial Equity section
Developing applications for all Project Types
If you have other suggestions for how to improve our rubric or funding process, please contact Andrew Kraemer so we can include them.
All meetings will be held over zoom. Dates and links for meetings are below. Materials for each meeting will be posted at least one weeks in advance.