Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) 2017
On Monday, January 23, the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE), a HUD-mandated citywide community volunteer effort to count each homeless person living in public spaces across the five boroughs during the coldest time of the year.
We are calling on YOU, our fellow New Yorkers, to help us canvas parks, subways, and other public spaces to estimate the number of people who find themselves living on the street. We need thousands of volunteers to make the HOPE Count a success. Last year, a record of 3,800+ New Yorkers registered for the count; we are hoping to recruit as many or more this year.
Register for HOPE 2017
Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Application
In August 2016, HUD released Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and encouraged all communities, through their local Continuum of Care, to apply to become one of the communities selected to participate. HUD will select up to ten communities, four of which will be rural communities. On November 30, NYC CCoC submitted the following application for this NOFA.
For more information on the submitted document read the YHDP Application PDF).
2016 NYC CCoC Voting Member Elections
The 2016 NYC CCoC Voting Member Elections will be held in December. If you, or your organization, is interested in running for one of the open seats please submit your application no later than close of business on December 2nd, 2016. The applications for each member cohort are as follows:
At-Large Committee Member Application (PDF)
Steering Committee Coalition Member Application (PDF)
Steering Committee Government Member Application (PDF)
Consumer Committee Member Application (PDF)
There are four (4) Government, two (2) At-Large, four (4) Coalition and four (4) Consumer seats up for election. New and incumbent Steering Committee members are encouraged to apply. If you are a Coalition serving the homeless population and you have not previously run for a Steering Committee seat, please contact Martha Kenton for further information on application requirements.
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year 2016 New York City Coalition on the Continuum of Care (CCoC) Program Competition is hereby posted with the following components:
NYC CCoC Reallocation Process - September 9, 2016 (PDF)
NYC CCoC Project Ranking - September 9, 2016 (PDF)
Project Listing - September 9, 2016 (PDF)
Collaborative Application - September 9, 2016 (PDF)
NYC CCoC Scoring, Ranking and Review Process - September 12, 2016 (PDF)
FY2016 Project Applications & CoC Consolidated Application
The FY2016 Project Applications and Continuum of Care Consolidated Appliation is now available and the submission deadline is September 14, 2016.
2016 NYC CCoC Evaluation Preliminary Scores
Average Scores (The overall average score: 71.2)
- The average score for PH: 72.68
- The average score for TH: 67.38
- The average score for SH: 70
High/Low Scores (Overall: H-100/L-25)
- Permanent Housing:H-95/L-34
- Transitional Housing: H-100/L-25
- Safe Haven: 70
Keeping up with the CoC
New York City Emergency Solutions Grants Presentation (PDF)
New York City Single Stop Presentation (PDF)
2016 Evaluation Process
The 2016 Evaluation Process timeline, tool and instructions are now available online. The activities and their deadlines are listed in chronological order. Please visit the Evaluation Process page to view the timeline and documents.
For general questions about the 2016 CCoC Evaluation process please email email@example.com and direct your comment to your contract liaison. If you have a specific question for your contract liaison, you are encouraged to email them directly.
Transition Age Young Adult Tool kit
Here is a Transition Age Young Adult tool kit mentioned during the last Steering Committee meeting:
A Toolkit for Guiding Transition Age Young Adults
to Long-term Housing Success (PDF)
NYC CCoC DHS Liaison List
In order to facilitate and assist providers in addressing NYC CCoC requirements, policies and procedures such as the NOFA and Evaluation processes, going forward DHS has divided the provider list between Merih Anil and Aleida Valentin as follows:
- Merih Anil (212-232-0830) will work with agencies beginning with Addicts Rehabilitation Center Fund through Kenmore Housing Development Fund (A-K).
- Aleida Valentin (212-232-0529) will work with agencies beginning with Lenox Hill through the YMCA of Greater New York (L-Y).
The listing by agency is available on the Contact Information page. Please make sure that you use this list when contacting
Merih Anil or Aleida Valentin for information, assistance or questions.
For HMIS questions please contact Roxanna DeLeon.
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