Durham Seeking Nonprofit Applicants for Permanent Housing Funds

DURHAM, N.C. – November 21, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Durham affordable housing nonprofits serving chronically homeless individuals should take note that additional federal funding is available and that the City of Durham is seeking applicants for it.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the Notice of Funding Availability for the 2012 Continuum of Care Program Competition earlier this month. The notice confirmed that the Durham Continuum of Care is eligible to apply for up to $975,392 in funding, plus $97,539 for a permanent housing bonus project that must be used to serve chronically homeless persons.

At this time, the City’s Community Development Department, as the lead agency, is seeking additional applications for funding for the permanent housing bonus of $97,539. Eligible applications must propose to create permanent housing for 100 percent chronically homeless people with priority on serving those who have the longest histories of homelessness.

The deadline for completing an application for this funding is Monday, December 10 at 4 p.m. Applicants must complete the HUD application in e-snaps at http://www.hud.gov/esnaps, save a copy of the application in .pdf format, and provide three hard copies of this e-snaps application in a three-ring binder to the City’s Community Development Department by the application deadline. The .pdf file also must be transmitted by email to Lloyd.Schmeidler (at) DurhamNC (dot) gov by the application deadline.

For additional information, applicants are encouraged to read the full notice at http://www.hudhre.info/documents/FY2012CoCProgramNOFA.pdf.

To express interest in this funding opportunity or for more information, contact Project Manager Lloyd Schmeidler with the City’s Community Development Department at (919) 560-4570 ext. 22267 or by email at Lloyd.Schmeidler (at) DurhamNC (dot) gov by the close of business on Monday, November 26.

About the Community Development Department
The City of Durham’s Community Development Department is responsible for coordinating the City’s housing resources and various housing assistance programs as well as promoting affordable housing by working with investors and community housing development organizations. The department also provides assistance with the abatement of lead in older homes and administers the City’s entitlement programs from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department helps to ensure that the City has thriving, livable neighborhoods by enhancing housing quality and affordability for Durham residents. To learn more, visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cb/cdd/Pages/Home.aspx. Cefixime

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