July 27, 2020

Funding Announcement – MSHDA ESG – Seeking Requests for Qualifications

View the RFQ for more information The Grand Rapids/Wyoming/Kent County Continuum of Care (CoC) seeks qualified agencies to apply that propose usage of MSHDA ESG 2020-2021 for direct financial assistance for rapid re-housing. Supportive services and case management expenses as they relate to providing rapid re-housing services are not eligible through these funds. The Emergency […]

June 11, 2020

Request for Qualifications: MSHDA ESG-CV

Click here to review the Request for Qualifications  The Grand Rapids/Wyoming/Kent County Continuum of Care (CoC) seeks qualified agencies to apply that propose usage of MSHDA ESG-CV for costs related to providing street outreach and operating emergency shelter to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus to protect the health and safety of people […]

March 9, 2020

Request for Qualifications: Homelessness Prevention Case Management

The Grand Rapids/Wyoming/Kent County Continuum of Care (CoC), is seeking statements of qualifications for homelessness prevention case management. MSHDA will provide the Grand Rapids/Wyoming/Kent County Continuum of Care (CoC) an additional $50,000 in ESG funding to be used for homelessness prevention case management. These funds may not be used for financial assistance or rapid re-housing. […]

January 10, 2020

Request for Qualifications: Strategic Visioning and Planning

The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness, also known as Grand Rapids/Wyoming/Kent County Continuum of Care (CoC), seeks statements of qualifications for professional services to facilitate and prepare a strategic visioning and planning process for the Continuum of Care. It is expected that the end product of the process will include guiding principles, a […]

November 12, 2019

Steering Council Nominations

As the December 12th Coalition to End Homelessness/CoC membership meeting draws near, it is time for 2020 CoC Steering Council nominations.   There are 5 current Steering Council members with terms ending this year and 2 members who have resigned. 7 seats are up for election. The Nominations Information document includes the names of the incumbents whose […]

August 2, 2019

CoC Program Competition Timeline

    Due Date Task Responsible Party   8/9/19 Local Project Applications released CoC Staff   8/23/19 Local and E-Snaps Applications Due Applicants   8/27/19 Funding Review Committee Meetings – Scoring/Ranking Funding Review Committee, CoC Staff   9/3/19 Funding Review Committee Recommendations Shared With Applicants CoC Staff   8/20/19 CoC Application Draft Posted Publicly; the […]

July 17, 2019

Cooling Centers

West Michigan is facing extreme weather conditions over the next few days. Below is a list of cooling centers throughout and the times they can be accessed. Please call 2-1-1 to identify additional resources or view 2-1-1’s Pocket Guide by clicking here. Grand Rapids Alano Club of Kent County: Open daily, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. 1020 College […]

July 2, 2019

Open Call for New Members

The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness is a community collaborative that is actively working on systems change in the area of homelessness and affordable housing. The goal of the Coalition is to prevent and end systemic homelessness in Kent County. The Coalition serves as the Continuum of Care (CoC) for Kent County with […]

April 27, 2019

Request for Qualifications

Lead Agency for Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project On behalf of the Youth Committee, please review the attached Request for Qualifications if your agency is interested in applying for the Lead Agency for HUD’s Youth Housing Demonstration Project. Applications are due by noon on Wednesday, May 1st and will be reviewed by Youth Committee and Youth […]

April 26, 2019

Notice of Special Meeting

A special meeting of the Steering Council of the Grand Rapids/Wyoming/ Kent County Continuum of Care will be held at Heart of West Michigan United Way on May 3rd at 9am to review the petition of the Youth Committee, which requires action prior to the May Steering Council meeting. The petition includes: Request that the […]