Published: Written Standards (Version 2.0)

Overview

Introduction

The LA BOSCOC has published its Written Standards (Version 2.0).

The Written Standards provide community standards and guidance for delivering efficient, effective, and ethical housing and services to people experiencing homelessness and at risk of homelessness in the LA BOSCOC’s geography.

Implementation

Projects required to implement these standards (see below) must do so no later than December 31, 2019.

All CoC Program projects are required to implement these standards.

All ESG projects are required to implement these standards.

All other projects that serve people experiencing homelessness are strongly encouraged to implement these standards.

Changes

A full list of changes from the previous version can be found in Appendix C, “Change Log.”

Accessing the document

Both a signed copy and a searchable PDF of this document can be found in the Policies and Procedures section of this site.

Now Hiring: Continuum of Care Coordinator

Overview

This position has been re-posted to broaden the applicant pool.

The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC), as the collaborative applicant (“lead agency”) for the Louisiana Balance of State Continuum of Care (LA BOSCOC), is hiring a Continuum of Care Coordinator to provide high-level assistance to a broad range of organizations across Louisiana that are working to prevent and end homelessness.

About this position

This position will…

  • Contribute in broad, lasting ways to ending homelessness in communities across Louisiana, including but not limited to Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Houma-Terrebonne, and their surrounding parishes;

  • Work with a variety of stakeholders, including homeless service providers, health providers, social justice advocates, law enforcement agencies, affordable housing and community development organizations, and local governments;

  • Become an expert on Federal, State, and local regulations, standards, and best practices related to funding and implementing housing and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness; and,

  • Become fluent in high-level systems related to homelessness, including community-wide mechanisms for participant intake/referral and housing project performance assessment.

The ideal candidate will have…

  • Professional experience working directly with people experiencing homelessness and/or managing projects that serve people experiencing homelessness, especially if that professional experience was funded by HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) or Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs;

  • Great relationship-building skills;

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel;

  • A high tolerance for complex situations – and an appetite for turning them into real, workable solutions;

  • Experience (professional, student, or ‘side project’) in data analysis and visual storytelling (i.e. presenting data in visually appealing, easy to understand ways); and,

  • A passion for public service and a drive to serve the greater good.

For more information or to apply

Visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/jobs/2580443/housing-finance-specialist-1-2-3-coc-coordinator-092319?keywords=housing%20finance&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Questions?

If you or someone you know is interested in applying and has questions, they can contact Gordon Levine, Continuum of Care Manager, at 225-242-1388 or glevine@lhc.la.gov.

Written Standards Committee Outcome: Weeks of Sep 16 and Sep 24

Overview

The Written Standards Committee voted by Slack throughout the weeks of September 16 and September 24, 2019.

Attendance

VOTING ATTENDANCE [LISTED AS NAMES, ORGANIZATION (ROLE, IF ANY)]

  • Edna Semar, ASSIST Agency

  • Chelsea McCoy, Empower 225

  • Todd Hamilton, O’Brien House

  • Sherl Turner, Options for Independence

  • Gail Gowland, St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program

  • Kelli Cunningham, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government

Vote: Written Standards (Version 2.0)

The Written Standards Committed voted unanimously to submit the LA BOSCOC Written Standards (Version 2.0) to the Board for final review and approval.

Public Comment: FY 2019 CoC Consolidated Application

Overview

The LA BOSCOC is seeking public comment on its Consolidated Application to the Funding Year 2019 (FY 2019) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition.

The CoC Consolidated Application contains two parts:

  • The CoC Application, which includes narratives and other information about the CoC;

  • The CoC Priority Listing, which includes ranking and funding information about projects being submitted to the Competition.

Accessing the documents

The CoC Consolidated Application can be accessed as follows:

How to provide public comment

Please submit public comments by email to Gordon Levine, Continuum of Care Manager.

Public comments will be accepted through 2 PM on Tuesday, September 24.

Public Comment: Written Standards (Version 2.0)

Overview

Purpose

The LA BOSCOC is seeking public feedback on the revisions proposed in its Written Standards (Version 2.0).

The Written Standards guide projects that provide housing and services to people experiencing homelessness in the LA BOSCOC. They establish community-wide expectations, minimum standards for project quality, and transparency about fund expenditures.

All CoC Program and ESG projects are required to implement these Written Standards.

Certain items have been highlighted for specific attention. These items were highlighted because they are either a significant change from previous practices or will significantly impact one or more project types.

Changes

A full list of changes can be found in Appendix C, “Change Log.”

All CoC Program and ESG projects are impacted by these changes. The LA BOSCOC advises all providers to carefully review them.

Accessing the document

Click here to download the Written Standards (Version 2.0) draft.

How to provide public comment

Please submit public comments by email to Gordon Levine, Continuum of Care Manager, or Addie Duval, Written Standards Committee Chair.

Public comments will be accepted through 4 PM on September 18, 2019.

LA BOSCOC General Meeting - Tuesday, October 22, 9 AM to noon

Overview

The LA BOSCOC will hold a General Meeting of its full membership on October 22 from 9 AM to noon CST.

This meeting will be held via webinar.

Members will have the option to use their webcams during the webinar; however, webcams are not required to participate. There will be opportunities for members to participate via their keyboards and phones/microphones.

Note that all members are required to attend at least one General Meeting per year to remain in Good Standing. To determine whether your organization met this requirement by attending the April 2019 meeting, please refer to the LA BOSCOC Good Standing Committee and Attendance spreadsheet.

Details

Date, time, location

When: Tuesday, October 22, from 9 AM to noon CST

Where: webinar; CLICK HERE TO LOG IN, then follow the on-screen prompts to connect your audio

Who should attend: this meeting is open to the public; the LA BOSCOC strongly encourages at least one person from all homeless services organizations in Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, and Houma to attend

How do I register: there is no pre-registration; simply click the link above to access the webinar

Proposed agenda

A final agenda will be distributed in advance of the call to the LA BOSCOC email list.

Items on the proposed agenda include:

  • FEATURED TRAINING: a presentation from Louisiana Trans Advocates about more effectively serving people who are LGBTQ+; Q&A to follow

  • The CoC Program NOFA: awards, project application strengths and areas for growth

  • Coordinated Entry and Diversion: what’s working, what isn’t, where we go from here

  • Policy Changes: what’s changed in the last six months with our Written Standards, Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures, and Homeless Emergency Plan

  • Technical Assistance: what topics should we aim for 2020?

  • Monitoring and Technical Assistance Process: what LHC plans for 2020

Questions, comments, agenda items?

If you have a question, a comment, or would like to submit an item for the agenda, please contact Gordon Levine, Continuum of Care Manager, at glevine@lhc.la.gov or 225-242-1388.

FY 2019 CoC Program Local Competition - New and Renewal Projects Selected

Overview

The LA BOSCOC has selected all new and renewal projects to be included in its consolidated application to HUD’s FY 2019 CoC Program Competition.

The Scoring Committee met on Wednesday, September 4, to score, rank, and select projects. This process was conducted according to the Project Rating, Ranking, and Selection Process as approved by the Board. The Scoring Committee submitted its unanimous recommendation for project ranking and selection to the Board that day.

The Board voted by email on Thursday, September 5 on the Scoring Committee’s project ranking and selection. The Board voted unanimously to accept the Scoring Committee’s project ranking and selection as written.

New project funding

Eight projects were submitted for consideration. Three were selected. They were (in alphabetical order):

  • The Education and Treatment Council’s “Rapid Re-Housing” project, which on an annual basis will provide short- to medium-term rental assistance and supportive services via the Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) project type to at least 54 youth (aged 24 and under) and people living in youth-headed households in the Lake Charles Region;

  • The Haven’s “DV-RRH” project, which on an annual basis will provide short- to medium-term rental assistance and supportive services via the RRH project type to at least 50 people fleeing domestic violence in the Houma Region;

  • Youth Oasis’s “TH-RRH” project, which on an annual basis will provide both transitional housing and short- to medium-term rental assistance and supportive services via the innovative new Joint Transitional-Rapid Re-Housing (TH-RRH) project type to 20 youth and people living in youth-headed households in the Baton Rouge Region.

On behalf of the Scoring Committee, CoC staff would like to extend their deep appreciation to all eight project applicants. The CoC Program project application process can be challenging, and we are profoundly grateful to have so many organizations in our CoC with the interest, investment, and dedication to ending homelessness required to engage that process.

Renewal project funding

All projects that requested renewal funding were selected to receive full funding for those requests.

Project feedback

As in previous years and once time allows, CoC staff will provide each applicant with a comprehensive breakdown and assessment of each of their new and renewal projects’ scores.

CoC staff hope that applicants whose new projects were not selected for inclusion will use these assessments to refine their project applications for resubmission in future years.

Project ranking

The LA BOSCOC’s project ranking for the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition can be found here.

Now Hiring: Continuum of Care Coordinator

Overview

The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC), as the collaborative applicant (“lead agency”) for the Louisiana Balance of State Continuum of Care (LA BOSCOC), is hiring a Continuum of Care Coordinator to provide high-level assistance to a broad range of organizations across Louisiana that are working to prevent and end homelessness.

About this position

This position will…

  • Contribute in broad, lasting ways to ending homelessness in communities across Louisiana, including but not limited to Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Houma-Terrebonne, and their surrounding parishes;

  • Work with a variety of stakeholders, including homeless service providers, health providers, social justice advocates, law enforcement agencies, affordable housing and community development organizations, and local governments;

  • Become an expert on Federal, State, and local regulations, standards, and best practices related to funding and implementing housing and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness; and,

  • Become fluent in high-level systems related to homelessness, including community-wide mechanisms for participant intake/referral and housing project performance assessment.

The ideal candidate will have…

  • Professional experience working directly with people experiencing homelessness and/or managing projects that serve people experiencing homelessness, especially if that professional experience was funded by HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) or Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs;

  • Great relationship-building skills;

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel;

  • A high tolerance for complex situations – and an appetite for turning them into real, workable solutions;

  • Experience (professional, student, or ‘side project’) in data analysis and visual storytelling (i.e. presenting data in visually appealing, easy to understand ways); and,

  • A passion for public service and a drive to serve the greater good.

For more information or to apply

Visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana?department%5B0%5D=Louisiana%20Housing%20Corporation&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs&jobId=2557322&jobName=housing-finance-specialist-1-2-3-coc-coordinator&tab=1

Questions?

If you or someone you know is interested in applying and has questions, they can contact Gordon Levine, Continuum of Care Manager, at 225-242-1388 or glevine@lhc.la.gov.

Board Outcomes - August 6, 2019

Overview

The Board met by conference call on August 6, 2019. It discussed several ongoing issues and produced one conclusion related to serving people fleeing human trafficking.

Attendance

Voting attendance [listed as Name, Organization (Role, if Any)]

  • Winona Connor, Louisiana Housing Corporation (Louisiana Housing Corporation) (Chair)

  • Laura Hasenstein, Louisiana Department of Health (Louisiana Department of Health)

  • Eric Gammons, Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless (HMIS Lead)

  • Antiqua Hunter, Louisiana Department of Education (Louisiana Department of Education)

  • Addie Duval, Start Corporation (Baton Rouge Region)

  • Brooke Guidry, Start Corporation (Houma Region)

  • Tarek Polite, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (Lake Charles Region)

  • Mitzi Harris, Project Celebration (Natchitoches/Sabine Region)

  • Gail Gowland, St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program (Plaquemines/St. Bernard Region)

Non-voting attendance

  • Gordon Levine, Louisiana Housing Corporation (Continuum of Care Manager)

  • Terry Hale, Louisiana Housing Corporation (Board Secretary)

Outcomes

People fleeing human trafficking

The Board voted unanimously to approve a revision to the Coordinated Entry (CES) Policies and Procedures stating that people fleeing human trafficking would not need to receive the Intervention Component of CES or wait 30 days before receiving the Assessment Component of CES (i.e. the VI-SPDAT) and being added to the Prioritization List.

Next meeting

The Board’s next meeting will be held by conference call on October 1, 2019.

Public Comment: Homeless Emergency Plan (Version 1.0)

Overview

Purpose

The LA BOSCOC is seeking public feedback on a new policy, the Homeless Emergency Plan, which provides a structure for — and certain requirements related to — how, at minimum, ESG- and CoC Program-funded projects prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters.

Accessing the document

Click here to download the Homeless Emergency Plan (Version 1.0) draft.

How to provide public comment

Please submit public comments by email to Gordon Levine, Continuum of Care Manager.

Public comments will be accepted through 4 PM on September 4, 2019.

Public Comment: Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures Version 2.1

Overview

Purpose

The LA BOSCOC is seeking public feedback on the revisions proposed in its Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures Version 2.1.

Changes

A full list of changes can be found in the new “Appendix D: Change Log” section of the document.

Key changes include:

  • The Board is now empowered to exempt certain older CoC Program projects from some of the document’s requirements;

  • People fleeing human trafficking are no longer required to receive Intervention or wait 30 days before receiving the VI-SPDAT and access to the Prioritization List;

  • The document clarifies how Access Points should attempt to recontact participants and when they should exit uncontactable participants from the BoS CES project in HMIS;

  • The document outlines how projects dedicated to people experiencing chronic homelessness (i.e. primarily PSH projects) should fill beds if no people experiencing chronic homelessness can be contacted.

Accessing the document

Click here to download the Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures v2.1 draft.

How to provide public comment

Please submit public comments by email to Aundrea Braniff, Coordinated Entry Specialist.

Public comments will be accepted through 4 PM on August 30, 2019.

Revised FY 2019 CoC Program Request for Proposals

Overview

The LA BOSCOC has issued a revised Request for Proposals (RFP) for the FY 2019 CoC Program Local Competition.

The RFP was revised due to a change in the amount of reallocation funds available. This change reduced the amount of funding available through the General Funding Pool for the Baton Rouge Region. For more information, refer to RFP, section F.I., “General Funding.”

Click here to view the revised RFP.

Coordinated Entry Committee Outcomes - Week of July 29

Overview

The Coordinated Entry Committee voted by Slack throughout the week of July 29, 2019.

Attendance

VOTING ATTENDANCE [LISTED AS NAMES, ORGANIZATION (ROLE, IF ANY)]

  • Layla Pedigo, United Way of Southwest Louisiana

  • Kristin Brooks, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

  • Alex Hamilton, Hamilton Investment Properties Community Development Organization

  • Edna Semar, ASSIST Agency

  • Chelsea McCoy, Empower 225

  • Gail Gowland, St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program

  • Keneisha Keener, Volunteers of America - Greater Baton Rouge

Vote: Coordinated Entry for People Fleeing Human Trafficking

The DV Tiger Team voted unanimously to propose the following amendment to the Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures:

People fleeing human trafficking (including but not limited to sex trafficking and labor trafficking) should not be required to receive the Intervention Component or wait 30 days before receiving the Assessment Component and access to the Prioritization List.

The Coordinated Entry Committee voted unanimously to adopt the DV Tiger Team’s recommendation and propose it to the Board for final approval.

Public Comment: Coordinated Entry Brochure

Overview

Purpose

The LA BOSCOC is developed a Coordinated Entry Brochure for distribution to (1) organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness and (2) people experiencing homelessness who engage the Coordinated Entry System.

The LA BOSCOC is seeking public feedback on the brochure’s current draft before finalizing it for Coordinated Entry Committee and Board review.

Content

The Coordinated Entry Brochure is intended to fulfill all of the following purposes:

  1. Helping people experiencing homelessness access housing and services through Coordinated Entry;

  2. Informing people who engage the Coordinated Entry System about the process — what it CAN do, what it CAN’T do, and the timing of each part of the process;

  3. Empowering organizations that work in any way with people experiencing homelessness

Accessing the brochure

Click here to download the brochure draft.

How to provide public comment

Please submit public comments by email to Aundrea Braniff, Coordinated Entry Specialist.

The LA BOSCOC is particularly interested in the perspectives of case managers and other stakeholders who work closely on a daily basis with people experiencing homelessness who can offer language and formatting suggestions to make the brochure as accessible as possible to a broad audience.

Public comments will be accepted through 4 PM on August 16, 2019.

LA BOSCOC Board Outcomes - July 31, 2019

Overview

The Board met by email to discuss Options Foundation’s Good Standing status and its interaction with the Louisiana Housing Corporation’s Options Villa CoC Program project.

Attendance

VOTING ATTENDANCE [LISTED AS NAME, ORGANIZATION, (SEAT), (ROLE IF ANY)]

  • All Board members

NON-VOTING ATTENDANCE [LISTED AS NAME, ORGANIZATION, (ROLE IF ANY)]

  • Gordon Levine, Louisiana Housing Corporation (Continuum of Care Manager)

Topics

Options Foundation and Options Villa CoC Program Funding

After CoC staff determined that Options Foundation was not in Good Standing and would therefore not be eligible to receive funding under the FY 2019 CoC Program NOFA, Options Foundation submitted an appeal to the Board. The Board reviewed Options Foundation’s appeal on June 11 and voted to uphold the original decision.

On July 31, on advice from CoC staff, the Board reviewed language in the Governance Charter related to Good Standing. Per the Governance Charter, only the “applicant” (i.e. direct recipient) must meet the Good Standing requirement to apply for CoC Program funding.

Insofar as the Louisiana Housing Corporation is the direct recipient for the Options Villa project and Options Foundation is the subrecipient, the Louisiana Housing Corporation remains eligible to apply for the Options Villa project under the FY 2019 CoC Program NOFA, and Options Villa’s Good Standing status does not interact with that eligibility.

Note: this will impact the amount of funding available in the FY 2010 CoC Program Local Competition’s General Funding Pool.

Baton Rouge RFP for FY 2019 ESGP

Overview

St. Vincent de Paul of Baton Rouge (SVDP), the Regional Applicant for the Funding Year 2019 Emergency Solutions Grant Program (FY 2019 ESGP) administered by the Louisiana Housing Corporation LHC), has released its Request for Proposals (RFP) to include projects in Baton Rouge’s Regional Applicant.

ESGP can fund projects that provide housing and services to people experiencing homelessness, including people fleeing domestic violence, via homeless prevention, emergency shelter, street outreach, and rapid re-housing (rental assistance) projects.

Documents

Click here to download the Baton Rouge RFP.

Questions?

For more information about the FY 2019 ESGP NOFA, please see: https://laboscoc.org/news/2019/7/9/fy-2019-emergency-solutions-grant-program-esgp-nofa

Questions about the Baton Rouge RFP can be directed to Michael Acaldo, Executive Director of SVDP, at macaldo@svdpbr.com.

Questions about the FY 2019 ESGP can be directed to Aimee LeBlanc, ESGP Program Manager at LHC, at aleblanc@lhc.la.gov.

Local Q&As and Technical Assistance - FY 2019 CoC Program Local Competition

Overview

CoC staff will be holding local Q&A and Technical Assistance sessions in each of the LA BOSCOC’s Regions.

Anyone interested in submitting a new or renewal project to the FY 2019 CoC Program Local Competition is very welcome to attend.

CoC staff will not be making formal presentations during these sessions, so please come prepared with your questions, comments, and thoughts.

Topics that might be covered include but are not limited to:

  • What does a sustainable budget for a Rapid Re-Housing project in my Region look like?

  • How much detail is HUD/the CoC looking for in [question]?

  • What does the change from Housing First to Low Barrier mean for my project?

  • What are the added challenges involved in a Joint Transitional Housing-Rapid Re-Housing project, and how do I address them?

  • What kind of data can I use to support an “evidence-based approach?”

  • …and anything else you come up with!

Meetings by Region

Meetings are scheduled as follows.

Baton Rouge

  • When: July 25, 1 PM to 3 PM

  • Where: The Louisiana Housing Corporation — Board Room (2415 Quail Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808)

Houma

  • When: July 25, 12 PM to 2 PM

  • Where: First United Methodist Church — Fellowship Hall (6109 Highway 311 Houma, LA 70360)

  • Lunch is provided!

Lake Charles

  • When: July 30, 10 AM to noon

  • Where: Epps Branch Library (1320 N. Simmons Street Lake Charles, LA 70601)

Natchitoches/Sabine

No meeting has been scheduled; to request a meeting, please email Gordon Levine, Continuum of Care Manager, at glevine@lhc.la.gov

Plaquemines/St. Bernard

No meeting has been scheduled; to request a meeting, please email Gail Gowland, Plaquemines/St. Bernard Board Member, at gail.gowland@stbernardbwp.org or Gordon Levine, Continuum of Care Manager, at glevine@lhc.la.gov

LA BOSCOC Board Outcomes - July 16, 2019

Overview

The Board met by conference call to review and approve the FY 2019 CoC Program Local Competition documents.

Attendance

Voting attendance [listed as Name, Organization, (Seat), (Role if any)]

  • Winona Connor, Louisiana Housing Corporation (Louisiana Housing Corporation) (Chair)

  • Laura Hasenstein, Louisiana Department of Health (Louisiana Department of Health)

  • Addie Duval, Start Corporation (Baton Rouge Region)

  • Brooke Guidry, Start Corporation (Houma Region)

  • Tarek Polite, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (Lake Charles Region)

  • Gail Gowland, St. Bernard Battered Women’s Program (Plaquemines/St. Bernard Region)

Non-voting attendance [listed as Name, Organization, (Role if any)]

  • Gordon Levine, Louisiana Housing Corporation (Continuum of Care Manager)

  • Aundrea Braniff, Louisiana Housing Corporation (Coordinated Entry Specialist)

Topics

FY 2019 CoC Program Local Competition documents

The Board voted unanimously to approve the following documents:

Timeline and Critical Dates

  • Approved as written.

Rating, Ranking, and Selection Policy

  • Approved as written.

Request for Proposals

  • Approved as written.

New Project Scoring Tool

  • Approved with the following changes:

    • Bonus points for Reallocation increased from 6 to 10 to create a greater incentive for older projects to reallocate;

    • Bonus points under Staff Sustainability for “paying staff a living wage” increased from 2 to 3 to signify the importance of retaining high quality staff;

    • Metric under Staff Sustainability for “paying staff a living wage” changed from $15.00/hour to the living wage for a given project’s primary parish or metropolitan service area as determined by the MIT Living Wage Calculator.

Renewal Project Scoring Tool

  • Approved with the following changes:

    • Bonus points under Staff Sustainability for “paying staff a living wage” increased from 2 to 3 to signify the importance of retaining high quality staff;

    • Metric under Staff Sustainability for “paying staff a living wage” changed from $15.00/hour to the living wage for a given project’s primary parish or metropolitan service area as determined by the MIT Living Wage Calculator.

Coordinated Entry (One Stop) RFP Selection

Overview

The Louisiana Housing Corporation is pleased to announce that its Scoring Committee has selected Start Corporation to serve as its subrecipient under the Coordinated Entry (One Stop) Request for Proposals (RFP).

The Scoring Committee received a number of excellent proposals, many of which came from organizations that play a critical role in Baton Rouge’s Coordinated Entry System. The Louisiana Housing Corporation and te Scoring Committee extend their sincere appreciation for the applicants’ time, attention, and commitment to Baton Rouge’s coordinated community approach to ending homelessness.

Start Corporation will receive approximately $147,000 in funding to perform intake, diversion, and assessment activities at the One Stop for people experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, and fleeing domestic violence. This funding will likely become available in late Q1 or Q2 2020.

FY 2019 CoC Program Local Competition Now Open

Overview

The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC), on behalf of the Louisiana Balance of State Continuum of Care (LA BOSCOC), has opened its Funding Year 2019 Continuum of Care Program (FY 2019 CoC Program) Local Competition.

Through this Local Competition, the LA BOSCOC will award approximately $18 million to organizations that provide housing and supportive services to people experiencing homelessness, including people fleeing domestic violence.

More than $1 million of the funding awarded will be for new projects. The LA BOSCOC welcomes ‘first time’ applications from organizations that do not currently receive funding from the CoC Program or HUD.

How to apply

For more information, including how to apply, eligible activities, and grant application training opportunities that will be available over the next few weeks, please refer to the LA BOSCOC’s FY 2019 CoC Program Local Competition page: https://laboscoc.org/fy19-coc-program-competition

The Local Competition closes August 27, 2019.

About the LA BOSCOC

The LA BOSCOC is Louisiana’s statewide coalition of people and organizations dedicated to ending homelessness. It serves more than 20 counties and includes the cities of Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, and Houma. LHC serves as the LA BOSCOC’s collaborative applicant (“lead agency”).