9/14/2018 Eaton CoC Application and Priority Listing

Below you can find links to both the 2018 Eaton CoC Program Competition Application and the 2018 Eaton CoC Project Priority Listing.

FY2018 Eaton CoC Program Competition Application

FY2018 Eaton CoC Project Priority Listing

9/10/2018 Attention Grant Applicants

Below are the Accepted and Rank order or Rejections as voted on by the Eaton County CoC for all of the proposed projects for the HUD grant submission following presentations made to the Review and Ranking Committee on August 29, 2018. A separate notification went to each project about being accepted or rejected by the Chairperson on August 31, 2018. Any appeals to this decision are due to Misty Fogg (mfogg@cacs-inc.org, 517.543.5465) no later than Friday, September 14th by 5PM for her review.

Please note your agency's ranking for your specific project as these are the official rankings.

Name of Project Agency Rejected Accepted Rank Order Number
Coordinated Homeless Assistance Program HSMM No Yes 2
Housing Services Permanent Supportive Housing HSMM No Yes 3
HEART 6 (bonus project) HSMM No Yes 10
Ending Family Homelessness thru Rapid Rehousing SIREN No Yes 4
Transitional Housing SIREN Yes No NA
I-EARN Peckham No Yes 8
HEART Consolidated HSMM No Yes 5
Eaton County RR/TH Program SIREN No Yes 1
Eaton County DVRR (bonus) SIREN No Yes 9

8/29/2018Attention Grant Applicants

Please be advised that the following grant proposals have been received, accepted and ranked by the Eaton County Continuum of Care Ranking Committee:

Applicants, Eaton County CoC MI523:

Housing Services Mid Michigan

319 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte MI

Eaton County

Program Names:

MI0327 HEART for Families - $140,910

MI0551 HEART for families 5 - $43,646

HEART for Families 6 - new proposed project bonus funds - $54,003

MI0277 Coordinated Homeless Assistance Program - $179,419

MI0356 Housing Services' Permanent Supportive Housing Program - $53,717

SIREN/Eaton Shelter

520 Robinson

Charlotte MI

Eaton County

Program Names:

MI0275 Eaton Transitional Housing - $250,390

MI0496 Eaton County Rapid Re-Housing - $102,258

Eaton Rapid Re-Housing/Transitional Housing, a proposed reallocation of MI0275 funds (subject to HUD's approval) - $250,390

Eaton Domestic Violence Rapid Re-Housing, a new proposed project under the Domestic Violence bonus funds $50,000

Peckham, Inc.

3510 Capital City Blvd

Lansing, MI
Ingham County

Serving Eaton County, MI at 945 Reynolds Rd., Charlotte MI

Program Name:

MI0278 I-EARN (Immediate Employment Assistance Resource Network) - $132,724

No projects were rejected or reduced.


The ranking team is set to rank project applications at CACS, located at 1370 N. Clinton Trail, Charlotte, Michigan on August 29th, 2018.

You can review the ranking tool being used for this activity here.

Contact Eaton CoC Chairperson Misty Fogg at mfogg@cacs-inc.org or by phone at 517.543.5465 with any questions.

7/6/2018 Announcement (Updated 8/1/2018)

HUD has published its 2018 NOFA for the COC Program Competition. 

The renewal amount in Eaton County is $900,050 with an additional $50,000 set aside for DV services (Rapid Re-housing (RR), joint Transitional/RR, or SSO-Coordinated Entry.  Bonus funds which may be awarded based on the Eaton CoC's score are limited to $54,003 and may be used for RR, TH-RR and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH).

Anyone interested in submitting a grant application must completed a new project application form- which is located on this, the Eaton County Continuum of Care website, by clicking this link.

The deadline to submit a new project application, including all required attachments, has been extended from August 3rd to August 10th, 2018 by 12pm to Misty Fogg, Eaton CoC Chairperson at mfogg@cacs-inc.org

Questions about the application may be submitted to Denise Cornelius at dcornelius@hs-mm.org 

Notification of ESG Funding Availability

The Eaton CoC Strategies and Grants work group will meet on 6/19/2018 10:00AM at Peckham in Charlotte, to hear proposals. Those interested can contact Denise Dunn (ddunn@hs-mm.org) for the appropriate forms to complete.

The Eaton CoC Strategies and Grant work group will meet on the following dates at 10:00AM at Peckham in Charlotte:

  • June 19
  • July 3
  • July 17
  • July 31
  • Aug 7
  • Aug 14
  • Aug 21
  • Aug 28
  • Sept 4

Near the end of the HUD grant application, more dates may be necessary to complete the application which is expected to be due mid-September at this point.

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10 Year Plan to End Homelessness

Imagine a nation where everyone has a home...

In 2000, the National Alliance to End Homelessness released A Plan, Not a Dream: How to End Homelessness in Ten Years. Drawing on research and innovative programs from around the country, the plan outlined key strategies that any community can use to end homelessness. The plan outlined four key elements of a plan to end homelessness: 

  • Plan for outcomes: Every community should collect data that allows it to identify their  homeless population; who they are, where they come from, and what services they need in order to stop becoming homeless. By identifying the different types of homeless (veteran, family, youth etc) communities can then focus on what mainstream programs will have the most impact on the different groups and tailor services according to what works best. 

  • Close the front door (Prevention): Communities should prevent homelessness by making mainstream poverty programs more accountable for outcomes of their clients. By focusing on prevention, communities could reduce the number of homeless by ensuring that they never become homeless in the first place. 

  • Open the back door (Rapidly ReHousing): Communities should develop, and subsidize when needed, an adequate supply of affordable housing.  After an individual or family enters a shelter, all attempts should be made to give them permanent supportive housing so that they may start to become self-sufficient.    

  • Build the infrastructure: Ending homelessness can be a first step in addressing the problems that lead to poverty and homelessness, including a shortage of affordable housing, incomes that do not pay for basic needs, and a lack of appropriate services for those that need them.   

Since the issue of A Plan, Not a Dream, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Bush Administration have challenged cities and counties all over the nation to develop their own 10 Year Plans.  To date, over 300 plans have been created and implemented; these plans reflect the ideas and strategies put into place by the National Alliance's A Plan, Not a Dream.  The Eaton County 10 Year Plan, 10 Years is too long...The Eaton County Plan to End Homelessness Today, was created by a group of concerned citizens from all walks of life, including business owners, landlords, government officials, service providers, and past and present homeless individuals.  This diverse group realized one thing; that the present way of dealing with the homeless population was not working any longer.  Over a span of days, the group focused of the barriers and opportunities that Eaton County faced when it came to ending homelessness.   

Eaton County's 10 Year Plan focuses on several key areas: 

  • Community Awareness:  The first step in the 10 Year Plan is to build up the public's knowledge of homelessness by educating the community about the "true" nature of homelessness.  This includes dispelling the myths of homelessness, portraying the possible barriers that someone may face before becoming homeless, and showing how homelessness affects the community at large. 

  • Community Will:  Once the community realizes that there is a problem, and it needs to be fixed, the 10 Year Plan calls for community will.  This includes supporting the plan to end homelessness, investing in public entities such as supportive housing and services, and assisting revenue generation by donating and/or investing in the local community. 
  • Mechanism for Collaboration:  There are already many people and institutions in Eaton County with the desire to work together to end homelessness.  There is not, however, an adequate way for these entities to share information and knowledge about this topic.  A mechanism needs to be developed for communication and collaboration efforts; this mechanism will allow individuals and service organizations the ability to share knowledge about a particular case so that services are coordinated to help the individual or family who needs the care.
  • Philosophy: It is almost impossible to work on underlying barriers to self-reliance if a person does not feel safe; that is, one needs housing before they can be helped with other issues such as low-income or substance dependency.  The Eaton County plan calls for adoption of the "Housing First Philosophy."  In Housing First, individuals and families are placed in permanent housing as soon as possible, and support services are then wrapped around them.  Eaton County's plan calls for community and political support of the Housing First Philosophy and the need for extra permanent supportive housing units.   

In addition, the Eaton County Plan calls for renovations in the areas of: 

  • Policy:  The Eaton County Plan will be the voice for the homeless and at-risk by challenging policy-makers to address all of the barriers that affect this population. 
  • Prevention and Empowerment:  Prevention services, such as budgeting, are important to help individuals build self-worth and self-sufficiency.  Prevention and empowerment services should be tailored to the individual or family to help each become self-reliant and able to sustain housing.
  • Incentives:  In order to build relationships with individuals and businesses in the community, incentives need to be established.  These incentives would make assisting the homeless attractive to people who might be reluctant to participate. 
  • Transportation:  Transportation is often cited as one of the biggest obstacles to becoming self-sufficient. A network of transportation entities is needed for low-income and homeless individuals to take advantage of services offered in other areas. 
  • Centralized Information and Referral:  A key resource to end homelessness is the amount of information and guidance that is available in our area.  There is not, however, a good way for businesses and individuals to communicate about their services.  A network of supports and services needs to be established so that everyone can take advantage of what Eaton County has to offer.   

The Eaton County Plan will be the single most important initiative this county has ever seen.  Nothing is more important or fundamental as shelter-not schools, not jails, not public services...

 Imagine an Eaton County where everyone has a home of their own... 

Please help support the plan by educating yourself and others about the facts:  go to http://www.endhomelessness.org/content/article/detail/1509  to see the plan in its entirety.  

If you would like to support Eaton County's war on homelessness, please join the Eaton County Continuum of Care at the CAMW office on 311 W. First Street, Charlotte on the second Monday of the month at 9am.  The meeting is free and open to the public.   

If you would like to donate your time or make a monetary contribution to ending homelessness, or would like more information about the Eaton County 10 Year Plan, contact: 

Capital Area Community Services (CACS)
1370 N. Clinton Tr.
Charlotte, MI 48813

Eaton County Counseling Center (ECCC)
551 Courthouse Dr. Suite 5
Charlotte, MI  48813

Housing Services for Eaton County (HSEC)
PO Box 746
319 S. Cochran Ave
Charlotte, MI 48813

Peckham, Inc.
945 Reynolds Rd.
Charlotte, MI 48813

SIREN/Eaton Shelter
PO Box 369
245 S. Cochran Ave.
Charlotte, MI 48813