This addendum is to provide to alert applicants of questions and answers related to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) round 6, 2021 YHDP Competition. See the TCHC website for details.
Local CoC Deadline Extended to end of day Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Applicants should complete their application in e-snaps and save as a pdf. The pdf along with required attachments should be emailed to [email protected].
Local guidelines and grant documents for the local competition can be found at https://tchcsc.org/yhdp/
Detailed instructions: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CPD/documents/Round-6-YHDP-New-Detailed-Instructions.pdf
No, Host Homes do not have that requirement. It’s the best practice to do a background check on the host, but even that is not a requirement.
YHDP doesn’t have a chronic homelessness requirement for PSH. The household must still meet the disability requirements.
For the drop-in center, you would choose Standalone Supportive Services (resource: https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/coc-program-sso-housing-component-decision-tool.pdf)
The YAB’s order of importance related to projects types are as follows.
- Permanent Housing Rapid-Rehousing
- Joint Transitional Housing/Rapid Rehousing (Joint TH-RRH)
- Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
- Host Homes/ Kinship Care
- Shared Housing Supportive Services Only (SSO)
SO Only Activities include but not limited to case management, drop-in centers, legal services, or street outreach.
The CCP provides a draft funding amount by project type this determination is based on the YAB priorities and average cost per client under project type were based on previous years programming average cost per client. These are targets and not intended to be a cap for applicants.
All applicants will be required to participate in HMIS and meet certain thresholds. The YAB and HMIA/ CES committee will work closely with agencies. An example of the Annual Performance Report can be found here: Example-CoC-APR.pdf
The YHDP Scoring tool can be found here: YHDP-ranking-tool.pdf
The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) defines the Housing First approach for addressing the chronic homelessness of disabled and vulnerable people as “a client-driven strategy that provides immediate access to an apartment without requiring initial participation in psychiatric treatment or treatment for sobriety. Housing First is based on two core convictions:
- Housing is a basic human right, not a reward for clinical success, and
- Once the chaos of homelessness is eliminated from a person’s life, clinical and social stabilization occur faster and are more enduring.
More Information can be found here. https://endhomelessness.org/resource/housing-first/