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If you've been impacted by COVID-19 please fill out this form and provide it to your landlord.

For utility or rental assistance please visit:
OURFlorida
Cornerstone
Catholic Charities
Samuel's House
Florida Keys Outreach Coalition
in Marathon: KAIR
in the Upper Keys: Florida Keys Outreach Coalition
For those 24 years old or younger: FKCS
If you are fleeing domestic violence: DAS or call the 24 hour hotline: (305) 743-4440 

Notice of Funding Opportunity - HUD Continuum of Care Program

 https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/coc/competition
This link contains detailed instruction for your projects as well as navigation guides that you will find useful. The Renewal and New Project applications are available in e-snaps. Please carefully and thoroughly read the FY 2021 CoC Program Competition NOFO.

HUD will require COCs to rank all projects in two tiers.

* Tier 1 is equal to 100% of our ARD which is $520,634.
* Tier 2 is $30,770 in bonus money.
* In addition we may apply for a DV bonus of up to $92,309 for “rapid re-housing projects and supportive service projects providing coordinated entry and for eligible activities that the Secretary determines are critical in order to assist survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.”
Renewal projects should go into e-snaps and begin the process. Those projects are: Don Moore Apartments, St. Bede Housing for Homeless, Seebol Place, St. Theresa Permanent Housing, Peacock PSH for Chronic and FKOC Rapid Rehousing.

New projects that have never registered in e-snaps will need to do so in order to complete a new project. Resources are posted at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/e-snaps/guides/coc-program-competition-resources/#general-resources
To comply with HUD's requirements, the following will be the Monroe County COC milestones:
8/30: ranking process proposed and distributed (score sheets)
9/9: ranking process approved (monthly Board meeting)
9/10: ranking process publicly posted (CoC website)
10/13: projects submitted to CoC thru e-snaps
10/22: project ranking meeting (note: this date may change based on oversight committee availability)
10/29: project rankings publicly announced/all applicants notified
11/15: application submitted
11/16: HUD submission deadline

Who We Are

The Monroe County Continuum of Care (CoC) is the lead agency for the coordination and planning of homeless services in the Florida Keys. We are a coalition working with homeless assistance agencies to coordinate the delivery of housing and services to homeless families, individuals, youth, and persons with disabilities.  

PRomote

Promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness,
as well as access to and effective use of mainstream programs that work to optimize self-sufficiency
among the individuals and families.

Develop

Develop and implement
community-based strategies to prevent and end homelessness.

Protect

Protect rights of the homeless and advocate for access to healthcare and affordable permanent housing.

Support

Support emergency, transitional,
and permanent housing programs and services for individuals and
families who are homeless.

Seek

Seek funding for member organizations and local governments to re-house homeless individuals and families rapidly while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals and the community.

Subscribe

Subscribe to the United Nations Universal Declaration of
Human Rights that adequate
housing is a basic human right

Contact Us

Join Us

The Continuum-of-Care (CoC) has an open invitation
to all community organizations and individuals, whether for-profit or not,
who wish to participate in the strategy for preventing and ending homelessness.
This includes formerly homeless persons and clients currently in programs.
If you cannot attend the meetings of the Board,
we'd still like to hear from you.  Please use the Contact Us form above.

Regular meetings of the Board are held
the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM and are open to the public.
For information concerning the Continuum of Care and its mission,
or to obtain a copy of the meeting agenda, please use the Contact Us form above.

Due to COVID, the meetings are held virtually via Goto Meeting until further notice.  
Please send a message using the Contact Us form above if you would like further information.