The US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued its Notice Of Funding Availability (NOFA) for FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs on July 14, 2017. The funds will pay for development, rehabilitation or leasing of housing and for supportive services for programs serving the homeless. The Monterey/San Benito County CoC’s Leadership Council and Collaborative Applicant, the Coalition of Homeless Services Providers, announce formation of a CoC Working Group that will assist over the next several weeks’ project applicants in response to the Homeless Assistance portion of the NOFA.   NOTE: All local 2017 HUD CoC Project Applications are due by August 17, 2017. A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be conducted at 2:00 on July 31, 2017 at 220 12th Street, Marina for all interested applicants. The deadline for the submittal of the Collaborative Application, Project Applications and Project Priority Listing) is September 28, 2017. Call the Coalition of Homeless Services Providers at (831) 883-3080 to participate, or for general information. All prospective applicants are encouraged to thoroughly read the full US Dept. of HUD NOFA and related materials, available at