Program Written Standards As required by CoC Interim Rule (24 CFR 578.7 (9)), the CoC has previously approved the following program written standards and order of priority. At this time, the Board is seeking comment on these standards. All standards will be grouped together into “Program Written Standards” with the changes going into effect 1/1/20 upon approval. Then, every three years these would be revisited (feedback elicited, changes proposed) and voted on at the November meeting. Ideally, we will be able to add standards for Diversion, Emergency Shelter, and Prevention to the group as well.
Each written standard has been broken down into sections so you can reference that section & the specific standard (PSH, TH, RRH) when providing comments. Please read the instructions prior to submitting comments. Comments must be submitted no later than April 15, 2019 and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions: Each section available for comment or feedback has been listed as a “Section” with a number. When submitting comments, please make sure you reference the Section and number. For example, if you want to make a comment on the PSH standards in section 3 – you would write: PSH – Section 3 ….. Hopefully this process will help the reviewers clarify which comments are intended for which sections. Also, there are several sections that have some specific questions listed in red. The Board is specifically looking for insight on these areas.
(1) Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Written Standards
(2) Transitional Housing (TH) Written Standards and Order of Priority
(3) Rapid Rehousing Written Standards and Order of Priority ·EHH funded ·CoC funded
CoC Interim Rule § 578.7 Responsibilities of the Continuum of Care. (a) Operate the Continuum of Care. The Continuum of Care must: (9) In consultation with recipients of Emergency Solutions Grants program funds within the geographic area, establish and consistently follow written standards for providing Continuum of Care assistance. At a minimum, these written standards must include: (i) Policies and procedures for evaluating individuals‘ and families‘ eligibility for assistance under this part; (ii) Policies and procedures for determining and prioritizing which eligible individuals and families will receive transitional housing assistance; (iii) Policies and procedures for determining and prioritizing which eligible individuals and families will receive rapid rehousing assistance; (iv) Standards for determining what percentage or amount of rent each program participant must pay while receiving rapid rehousing assistance; (v) Policies and procedures for determining and prioritizing which eligible individuals and families will receive permanent supportive housing assistance; and (vi) Where the Continuum is designated a high-performing community, as described in subpart G of this part, policies and procedures set forth in 24 CFR 576.400(e)(3)(vi), (e)(3)(vii), (e)(3)(viii), and (e)(3)(ix). Please provide feedback on the following documents: PSH Standards TH Order of Priority TH Standards EHH RRH Standards CoC RRH Standards