Understanding the System
Understanding the System
Resources & Data
- Annual Count Shows Rise in Homelessness in Bucks County 04-20-2022
- Foreclosure Prevention and Mortgage Assistance
- How Bucks County hopes higher cash incentive pushes landlords to lease to low-income renters – 02-02-2022
- Homelessness Decreased in Bucks During Pandemic – Press Release 04-27-2021
- Bucks Emergency Rental Assistance (BERA) Program – Press Release 03-17-2021
- Code Blue: Bucks County nonprofits prepare to shelter homeless community from cold – 11-23-2021
- She was homeless and nearly out of options. Then, she found a community of second chances – 11-17-2021
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.
Homeless Services Application
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. Initial contract term length will be up to 2 years with the potential of renewal up to 2 additional years based on funding availability and project outcomes.
2022 Homeless Services Application Timeline
09/16/2022: Release Application
09/29/2022: Application Informational Session
10/06/2022: Deadline to Submit TA Request Form
10/28/2022: Deadline to Submit Questions
11/15/2022: Application Due Date
12/16/2022: Anticipated Award Notice
HUD 2023 Notification of Funding Opportunity
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 email@example.com.
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.
Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by bchousinglink