CoC Check-up Open

The CoC Check-up Self-Assessment tool opened on November 10, 2011. The deadline for completing the self-assessment has been extended to 11:00pm on January 20, 2012. CoC Leads can access the online tool through the CoC Lead portal. For information about the CoC Check-up process, click on the link below.


Ready, SET, Go!

The weekly Ready, SET, Go! webinar series will provide comprehensive information for CoCs, HMIS administrators, grantees, project sponsors and other stakeholders on a variety of topics focused on community planning and capacity building.


HPRP Success Stories

Since the beginning of the program, communities across the country have worked to prevent and end homelessness for over one million people, including families and individuals (see the HPRP Year 1 Summary). Examples of HPRP communities' promising work and the success stories of individuals and families are highlighted on the HRE website.


Homeless Definition

HUD published the final rule revising the definition of "homeless" in the Federal Register on December 5, 2011. This rule makes uniform the regulation for the definition of "homeless" as well as the corresponding recordkeeping requirements for the ESG, SHP, and S+C programs.


ESG Regs, Comments,
& Questions

HUD published the interim rule for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program in the Federal Register on December 5, 2011. This rule revises the regulations for the program previously called the Emergency Shelter Grants program.

HMIS Regs, Comments,
& Questions

HUD published the proposed rule for HMIS Requirements in the Federal Register on December 9, 2011. It is available for comment, but the requirements will not go into effect until the final rule is published.

CoC APR Available in

SHP, S+C, and SRO grantees with operating years ending on or after June 1, 2022 must submit the new CoC APR in e-snaps.

The CoC APR is due in e-snaps, within 90 days of your grant's operating year end date.

For information visit these resources and join the Homeless Assistance listserv.


HPRP APR and e-snaps Resources

Grantees who have requested an amendment and are making updates/edits to their Year 2 APR must submit their report in e-snaps by 11:59 pm on January 16th. For additional guidance, review the listserv message issued on December 8th.

For information visit the HPRP Data Collection and Reporting Page.


HMIS Software Solution Providers

HMIS Vendors were required to have the new CoC APR programmed into their HMIS by June 1, 2011. HUD has provided the following resources to assist vendors in their efforts to program this new report.

Questions? Contact the HMIS Vendor Help Desk for guidance.

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