Atlanta PSH Pipeline
Notice of Funding Availability: Permanent Supportive Housing Pipeline Application
Partners for HOME, in partnership with Atlanta Housing (AH), Invest Atlanta (IA), City of Atlanta Department of City Planning, Enterprise Community Partners and Corporation for Supportive Housing, is pleased to announce this Notice of Funding Availability for the development of new units of permanent supportive housing in the city of Atlanta.
In 2017, the City of Atlanta, in partnership with the Regional Commission on Homelessness (RCOH), developed a public-private partnership, HomeFirst, to invest $50 million to support the goals of the City’s strategic plan, ClearPath, Atlanta’s five-year plan to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring. One of the goals of ClearPath is to end chronic homelessness by 2019. The key strategy to meet this goal is to create 550 new units of permanent supportive housing (PSH).
HomeFirst was created to capitalize on the community’s success in reducing homelessness counts in Atlanta. The HomeFirst Initiative builds on the partnership between the City of Atlanta, Invest Atlanta (IA) and the United Way Regional Commission on Homelessness. The agency administrating the program is Partners for HOME (PFH). The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia (Atlanta Housing) will work with IA, RCOH, and PFH to implement the initiative. Other partners include the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning, the Corporation for Supportive Housing and Enterprise Community Partners.
PFH seeks proposals from developers for the expansion and development of PSH. PSH combines non-time limited affordable housing with wraparound services to support housing stability and tenancy supports, primary and behavioral health and skills development to advance employment and social connections for vulnerable populations. The purpose of this HomeFirst initiative is to build and expand the available inventory of quality PSH to target vulnerable populations, namely individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.
Development proposals that advance the PSH development goals in ClearPath to expand the inventory of PSH and deemed qualified under the application guidelines will gain access to HomeFirst capital development funding and service funding for up to three years. Atlanta Housing (AH) will provide support for the HomeFirst Initiative by providing rental operating subsidies to qualified developments under its HomeFlex (Project Based Rental Assistance) Program.
This is an open notice of funding. Applications will be received on a rolling basis and until all funds are expended. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), application, and other important information is below.
Please submit all questions in writing to Cathryn Marchman at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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HomeFirst Atlanta Developing and Operating Quality Permanent Supportive Housing Training
The HomeFirst Initiative was created to capitalize on Atlanta’s community’s success in reducing homelessness counts in Atlanta. The $50 million public/private initiative is investing in proven housing strategies and supportive services to strengthen the homeless crisis response system and to expand the availability of permanent supportive housing for high need populations. In November 2018, the Partners for HOME (PFH) the lead administrator for HomeFirst released a Notice of Funding Availability for Developing Permanent Supportive Housing, coordinating capital, service and rental assistance from The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta (AH).
HomeFirst is a partnership between the City of Atlanta, acting through Invest Atlanta (“IA”), and the United Way Regional Commission on Homelessness (“RCOH”). Partners for HOME (“PFH”) is the agency administrating and leading the Continuum of Care (“CoC”) for the program. In addition, The Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia (Atlanta Housing or AH) and the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning will provide funding and work with IA, RCOH and PFH to implement the initiative. On December 12, 2018, the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) provided a t”Developing and Operating Quality Permanent Supportive Housing” training in cooperation with the HomeFirst Partners.