Public Comment on Proposed HUD Grantee Change

  • The June 23rd general membership meeting included a presentation on a proposed grantee change and staffing & infrastructure plan. The Coalition seeks public comment on this proposed change. What is proposed? 
    • Heart of West Michigan United Way becomes fiduciary for  HUD CoC Supportive Services Only (SSO) grants. A portion of the funds will support staffing within the CoC for oversight to the Coordinated Entry (CE) process. Remaining funds provide CE support to other agencies as subgrantees. 
      • The Salvation Army no longer considered lead entity for CE. 
    • Heart of West Michigan United Way (HWMUW) becomes fiduciary for HUD CoC Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) grant. Currently, the grant is awarded to The Salvation Army and subcontracted to HWMUW to support HMIS System Administration. 
    • Expected timeline for transition to begin: 12/1/2022 
    • For more details, view the slides presented during the Coalition’s General Membership Meeting on June 23rd here: 
  • Comments can be submitted via this form: public comment form will remain open through 5:00pm on Monday, July 11th. Responses will be compiled and reviewed at the Steering Council meeting on July 15th at 8:30am.