The Alabama Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC) is a collaborative and inclusive community-based process for planning and managing homeless assistance resources and services effectively and efficiently to end homelessness in the 42 localities that make up the Balance of State CoC.
The purpose of the ARCH is to assist in the coordination, development and evaluation of services and housing for homeless and at risk of homeless persons with housing needs through planning, education and advocacy.
To achieve this purpose, ARCH will seek to:
1. Increase access to housing through rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing;
2. Identify housing needsof those at risk of facing homelessness;
3. Evaluate performance of serviceswithin the Balance of State through data collection; and
4. Increase access to other mainstream sourcesto promote housing stability.
AL Balance of State Continuum of Care (BOS CoC) is accepting applications for new projects. The CoC anticipates that there will be funds available for new projects under the NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability) for the FY2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition (FY15 NOFA) or through reallocation of existing funds.
All new projects must be Permanent Supportive Housing or Rapid Re-Housing. New projects to be put forward with the AL BOS 2015 application to HUD will be selected by a scoring committee. Final decisions regarding awards will be made by HUD via the national competition. The NOFA Competition deadline is November 20, 2015.
UPDATED: EAMH PSH project funds will be reallocated for FY15