New Funding Opportunities in the 2023 CoC Funding Competition

UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the lead agency for the Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) for New Orleans, Jefferson Parish and Kenner, is seeking proposals from non-profit and government agencies to select project sponsors for the 2023 HUD CoC funding competition. These RFPs reflect the funding priorities adopted by the CoC Governing Council that can be addressed with HUD CoC Funds. Selected project sponsors will be included in the project applicaiton submitted to HUD by the CoC in the 2023 funding competition as sub-recipients of UNITY. Agencies not currently funded by the CoC are encouraged to apply.

Please attend an information session on Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. to learn more about these opportunities. Meeting will be held via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89509441521

View the presentation here.

RFP #23-5: Permanent Supportive Housing Project 

RFP #23-6: Expanding Rapid Rehousing

RFP #23-7: Expanding Safe Housing for Survivors

Contact vcoffin@unitygno.org with any questions. Responses will be posted on this FAQ document.

All new project proposals must be submitted via email to proposals@unitygno.org no later than 12:00 p.m. noon on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

All funding opportunities have bonus points for new project sponsors who are not currently funded through the CoC program. 

Should you need information in alternate formats or languages, please call (504) 821-4496 x 1012 or email vcoffin@unitygno.org.

Expected announcement of awards by HUD in the spring of 2024 with start dates expected in the summer or fall of 2024.

Questions regarding this year’s request can be submitted to Valerie Coffin, Director of CoC Programs at vcoffin@unitygno.org or 504-821-4496 x1012.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For more information on joining the CoC’s Service Providers and Professionals Association (SPPA), please visit us online at www.unitygno.org or contact Robbie Keen at rkeen@unitygno.org.  We highly encourage those who have lived experience of homelessness to join the SPPA and lend us your expertise!

Funding Priorities

The Governing Council establishes funding priorities in coordination with government partners and through the valued participation of stakeholders including: people with lived experience, Racial Equity Task Force, Human Trafficking Task Force, Government partners, CoC member organizations, and other community partners.

Click here to view Draft Funding Priorities that will be considered by the CoC Governing Council on August 15, 2023. Please submit suggestions no later than August 11, 2023 using this form.

New RFPs will be issued on August 9, 2023 to request proposals for projects that will be included in the 2023 CoC Funding application to HUD that will be submitted by UNITY of Greater New Orleans for the New Orleans-Jefferson Parish-Kenner Continuum of Care (CoC).

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