CFR is proud to act as the collaborative applicant for the Marietta/Cobb Continuum of Care. With local nonprofits working together, we can move toward a realistic vision of ending homelessness in our area.

GA-506 MARIETTA/COBB CONTINUUM OF CARE

The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates three of the separate homeless assistance programs administered by HUD under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into a single grant program, and revises the Emergency Shelter Grants program and renames it the Emergency Solutions Grants program. The HEARTH Act also codifies in law the Continuum of Care planning process, a longstanding part of HUD’s application process to assist homeless persons by providing greater coordination in responding to their needs.

The purpose of the Continuum of Care (CoC) program is to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Local continuums of care, which are geographically based groups of representatives that carry out the planning responsibilities of the Continuum of Care program, as set out in the HEARTH regulations. These representatives come from organizations that provide services to the homeless, or represent the interests of the homeless or formerly homeless. A Continuum of Care then designates certain ‘‘applicants’’ as the entities responsible for carrying out the projects that the Continuum has identified through its planning responsibilities.

The CoC program includes transitional housing, permanent supportive housing for disabled persons, permanent housing, supportive services, and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).

A Continuum of Care also designates one particular applicant to be a ‘‘collaborative applicant.’’ The collaborative applicant is the only entity that can apply for a grant from HUD on behalf of the Continuum that the collaborative applicant represents. The GA-506 Marietta/Cobb Continuum of Care serves homeless individuals and families throughout Cobb County and its municipalities. The Collaborative Applicant appointed by the CoC Board is The Center for Family Resources.

 

The Center for Family Resources shall not on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, family status, disability or age deny any family or individual the opportunity to apply for or receive assistance under HUD Programs. An interpreter is available upon request to assist persons with Limited English Proficiency. Any requests for reasonable accommodation required by an individual to fully participate in any open meetings, programs, or activities of The Center for Family Resources should be directed in writing to: Carolyn Bridges, The Center for Family Resources, 995 Roswell St., Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30060, CarolynBridges@TheCFR.org, Fax 770-423-2234.

PUBLIC NOTICE: 2019 COMPETITION

GA-506 Marietta/Cobb Continuum of Care

 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Each year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides federal resources for homeless services through its Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program (24 CFR part 578) is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

CoC funds may be used for projects under five program components: Permanent Housing (including rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing); Transitional Housing; Supportive Services Only; and HMIS.

Application for funding is made through the Continuum which completes an annual application on behalf of all the projects in the community. The Center for Family Resources serves as the Collaborative Applicant for the GA-506 Marietta/Cobb CoC and prepares the consolidated application. HUD requires project applications submitted to the CoC for inclusion as part of the CoC Consolidated Application must be reviewed and either accepted and ranked or rejected by the CoC.

During the 2019 competition, new projects may only be created through reallocation of existing projects or through the Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus. The CoC has not determined at this time if any projects will be reallocated in whole or part.

It is extremely important that applicants be familiar with HUD’s CoC grant requirements, the CoC Program Interim Rule, and the Administration’s goals articulated in Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. The NOFA and further information about the 2019 Competition can be found at www.hudexchange.info.

If you are interested in applying for a permanent housing project or DV Bonus project through the Marietta/Cobb CoC competition, please contact Carolyn Bridges at carolynbridges@thecfr.org to obtain a Letter of Intent form. LOI’s will be due to the CoC by Friday, July 26, 2019 at 5:00pm.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

GA-506 Marietta/Cobb Continuum of Care
Board of Directors Roster
2019-2020

 

IRENE BARTON, CHAIR
Cobb Collaborative

TRACEY ATWATER
liveSAFE Resources

JILLIAN BRADFIELD
Cobb County CDBG Program Office

CAROLYN BRIDGES, EX-OFFICIO
The Center for Family Resources

SCOTT CAMPBELL
Marietta Housing Authority

MAJOR STEVE CAMPISI
Marietta Police Department

NAYOKI CORMIER
WellStar Health Systems

TYLER DRIVER, SECRETARY
The Extension

JUDGE REUBEN GREEN
Cobb Superior Court

MELANIE KAGAN
The Center for Family Resources

CHERYL MUSIAL
Mopdog Creative + Strategy

FOSTER NORMAN
Cobb County Community Services Board

DAYNA PARKER
Cobb County Schools

VERONICA SIGALO
Zion Keepers

BRYAN STEPHENS
Community Advocate

FALECIA STEWART
MUST Ministries

MARCY STIDUM
Kennesaw State University

ASHLEY WILLIAMS
Hope Atlanta

VERONDA WILLIAMS
United Way of Greater Atlanta

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

From the beginning, CFR has been committed to collaboration and community partnership.  We are proud to have played a part in the start up of many organizations who now have their own nonprofit status. These include:

 
COBB COLLABORATIVE
COBB WORKS
COBB HUMAN SERVICES COALITION
• WINTER SHELTER
THE EXTENSION
COBB CHRISTMAS
• COBB CARES
THE EDGE CONNECTION

The Center for Family Resources is a proud community partner of the following organizations: