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Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher

Some Housing Link participants have access to a Housing Choice Voucher (commonly known as a Section 8 voucher). Section 8 is a program that provides steady payment assistance for individuals and families in the private rental market. Program participants pay a monthly adjusted amount for rent and the balance is subsidized to the landlord by the Bucks County Housing Authority. As a landlord, there are significant benefits to participating in the Section 8 program. Learn more about the process of becoming a Section 8 landlord here.

Outcomes

2024 Point in Time (PIT) Count Summary Data

2023 Point in Time (PIT) Count Summary Data

2022 Point in Time (PIT) Count Summary Data

2021 Point in Time (PIT) Count Summary Data

 

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Funding Opportunities

Homeless Services Application

Posted 04/08/2024

The homeless services application is intended to fund projects that address housing insecurity, affordable housing, and homelessness within Bucks County. Funding for awarded projects may be through American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARP), Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Funds (PHARE) or Community Development Block Grant CV (CDBG-CV) funds. Contract term length will be up to 2 years based on funding availability and project outcomes.

2024 Homeless Services Application Timeline

04/08/2024: Release Application

04/22/2024 at 2PM: Application Informational Session

05/17/2024 by 5PM: Deadline to Submit Questions

06/17/2024 by 5PM: Application Due Date

08/16-2024 to 08/30/2024: Anticipated Award Notice

Info Session Slides & Recording

HUD 2023 Notification of Funding Opportunity

Updated 07/13/2023

HUD has released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the FY2023 CoC Program Competition. Please review the CoC Competition Overview document that highlights information relevant to project eligibility and local CoC submission deadlines. PA-511 Bristol/Bensalem/Bucks County CoC will be following the below internal schedule. The website will be updated with additional information as it becomes available related to this year’s competition.

PA-511 CoC Local Competition Deadlines for CoC Program Funding

07/11/23: Bucks County’s CoC, “Request for New Applications,” NOFO Local Program Competition Deadlines, and CoC NOFO are distributed via the CoC email distribution list and posted publicly to the CoC Housing Link website.  

7/20/23: Information Session hosted by CoC Collaborative Applicant, Housing & Community Development (HCD), for interested applicants in new NOFO project funding.   

07/25/23: Project Applicants must email Notice of Intent to Apply (with the subject line, “Notice of Intent to Apply – Organization Name”) to hcd@buckscounty.org.

08/11/23: Project Applicant must submit completed Project Application in e-snaps.  Applications submitted in e-snaps are automatically sent to the CoC Collaborative Applicant.

08/14/23-08/25/23: CoC New Project Review Committee reviews projects and scores new project applications in first week and meets to review and finalize scoring in second week.

08/28/23: Week of 08/28, the CoC Executive Committee completes review of scoring and ranking and votes on inclusion, exclusion, and ranking of Project Applications for Priority Listing.

09/01/23: CoC Collaborative Applicant, Housing & Community Development, notifies Project Applicants via email on inclusion or rejection in Bucks County CoC’s Consolidated Application Priority Listing.

09/26/23: Bucks County CoC Consolidated Application, inclusive of all Project Applications and Priority Listing, submitted to HUD via e-snaps

Transparency: The CoC Consolidated Application, including all CoC Project Applications and CoC Priority Listing will be made available on the Housing Link website at least 2 days before the application deadline and will notify community members and key stakeholders that the CoC Consolidated Application is available.

PA-511 CoC-Approved Consolidated Application and Project Priority Listings

Last Updated on June 6, 2024 by bchousinglink

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