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.
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.