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Homelessness happens to members of our community for a variety of reasons. The City of Winston-Salem, along with nonprofit agencies, governments, and concerned individuals work together through a unique partnership, known as the Continuum of Care (CoC) to eliminate homelessness in our community. 

“If you or someone you know is experiencing or is at risk of experiencing homelessness, call United Way’s 211 referral line to see what services are available (just dial 2-1-1).”

By administering funding for nonprofit agencies, who provide homelessness prevention services, the City utilizes federal and state grants to support emergency shelter operations and provide rental vouchers to persons experiencing or who are at threat of experiencing homelessness. Additional services include transitional and supportive housing operations and case management for community members experiencing homelessness.

FY 2021 WS/FC CoC (NC-500) Local CoC Competition Request for Proposals (RFP)

The City of Winston-Salem seeks proposals for funding to be available under the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grants Program (CoC). The CoC is a community wide system of care with the goal of ending homelessness. Submissions will be accepted beginning June 8th, 2021. Proposals are due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on July 9th, 2021 at 12:00pm (noon) using the online Neighborly Software application. This RFP is available to all eligible agencies that wish to participate in the FY 2021 Collaborative Application to operate a project within the Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County CoC jurisdiction. Please see the Request for Proposals below. 

2021 Continuum of Care Consolidated Grant Application

The Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance programs are offered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address homelessness in local communities. The 2021 Project Priority Listing of Continuum of Care projects for inclusion in the Federal Fiscal Year 2021 CoC application is posted here. It includes all projects that were accepted. The Winston Salem/ Forsyth County Commission on Ending Homelessness meeting minutes and the Continuum of Care Operating Cabinet meetings are posted below.

Notification of Final FY 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Posting NC-500 FY 2021 CoC Program Competition Application
Posted: November 12, 2021

All parts of the Winston- Salem/ Forsyth County Continuum of Care Consolidated Application, including the CoC Application attachments and the Priority Listing are complete, and the final version has been posted. The final version of the Collaborative Application will be submitted to HUD by November 12, 2021.

NC-500 Continuum of Care (CoC) Application Attachments (PDF)
NC-500 Continuum of Care (CoC) Application without Attachments (PDF)
NC-500 Priority Listing Final (PDF)

Request for Proposals for an Administrator to Programmatically Operate a Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) Program

The City of Winston-Salem is accepting proposals from qualified program administrators with the capacity and experience to programmatically operate a HOPWA program. This program will provide housing and supportive services within a 5-county geographical region. The goal of the HOPWA program is to ensure that affordable housing options and related housing services are available to low income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Proposals are due by on August 13th, 2021 at 12:00pm (noon). The full Request for Proposals with detailed information is available at https://www.cityofws.org/2453/Homelessness. For more information, please contact Mellin Parker at (336) 734-1310 or email Mellin Parker.

Proposals must be submitted to the City by 12:00 p.m. on August 13th, 2021 using the online Neighborly Software application. Please see the Request for Proposals below.

Request For Proposals for Consultant to Perform an Assessment of the NC-500 CoC

The City of Winston-Salem is seeking a qualified consultant to conduct an operational assessment of the NC-500 Continuum of Care (CoC). The consultant must demonstrate expertise in providing planning and technical assistance to organizations that are responsible for assisting persons experiencing homelessness. The consultant will employ a comprehensive, data-driven, and equitable engagement process that will strengthen the homeless and supportive services provided for our unhoused and at-risk of homelessness residents.

Submissions will be accepted beginning August 2nd, 2021. Proposals are due by September 3rd, 2021 by 12:00pm (noon). The full Request for Proposals with detailed information is available at https://www.cityofws.org/2453/Homelessness. For more information, please contact Mellin Parker at (336) 734-1310 or email Mellin Parker or Shereka Floyd at (336) 734- 1305 or  email Shereka Floyd.

Request for Proposals for Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grants Bonus Funds

The City of Winston-Salem seeks proposals for funding to be available under the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grants Program (CoC) bonus funding (DV Bonus Funding, CoC Bonus Funds, and Reallocation) for the FY21 Program Year.  The CoC is a community wide system of care with the goal of ending homelessness. Submissions will be accepted beginning September 1st, 2021. Proposals are due on September 13th, 2021 at 12:00pm (noon).  This RFP is available to all eligible agencies that wish to participate in the FY 2021 Bonus Funding Application to operate a project within the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County CoC jurisdiction. For more information, please contact Mellin Parker at (336) 734-1310 or email Mellin Parker.

There will be a virtual CoC Bonus Funding Grant Application workshop held September 3rd from 9:00am-9:30am to review the request for proposals due September 13th, 2021 for bonus funds. 

If you would like to attend, please email Shereka Floyd.

Request for Proposals for Consultant to Assist in Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Grants 

The City of Winston-Salem is seeking proposals for a qualified Continuum of Care (CoC) consultant to assist in development of Continuum of Care grant applications through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The consultant must demonstrate expertise in providing planning and technical assistance to organizations that are responsible for assisting persons with homelessness. 

Submissions will be accepted beginning January 10th 2022. Proposals are due on February 1st 2022 by 12:00pm (noon). Proposers must complete and email completed proposals to Mellin Parker at mellinp@cityofws.org. Applicants are encouraged to provide as much detailed information as possible to assist the City in determining the qualifications of the applicant. For more information, please contact Shereka Floyd at (336) 734-1305 or sherekaf@cityofws.org