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					    Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County 2008 HUD SuperNOFA Ranking Form (revised 8/5/08)

    Project: _______________________________________________________________________

    Yes/No    Criteria                                                                                               Comments
              The project meets HUD SuperNOFA eligibility criteria.
              The project serves persons who meet HUD’s SuperNOFA definition of homeless.
              The project has committed to participation in Alliance HMIS as evidenced by submission of all forms
              Amount of matching funds is adequate (supportive services 20% and operations 25%)
              Amount of leveraged funds is adequate (dollar for dollar)

Category                                                                                                                 Maximum     Actual
                                                                                                                         Points      Points
1. Project Meets Need of Continuum (sum of points, one category from each column)                                        18 points
Points – Sub-population      Points – Housing Option                   Points – Population     Veteran Points
  7 - Chronic Homeless       5 - Perm. Supp. Hsg. or Safe Haven 4 - Individuals                 1 – Serves 25-74% vets
  6 - Mentally Ill           4 –Trans. Hsg./Rolling Stock               3 – Families            2 – Serves 75% or more
  5 – Substance Abuse        3 - Single Room Occupancy                  2 - Unaccompanied Youth (12-17)
  4 - General *              2 - Trans. Hsg./Temp or Proj-based 1 – Seniors
  3 - Domestic Violence      1 – Supportive Services Only
  2 - HIV/AIDS
  1 - Physically Disabled
Sub-population points + Housing Option Points + Population Points + Possible Bonus Points = Area Total
Sub-population and Population points based on at least 25% of population served by project in this category.
*General: no more than 25% of the client slots in your project are limited to a sub-population

2. Is/are the agency(ies) active participants in the Continuum of Care Process (Each partner agency that receives         5 points
money is ranked. The agency with the highest overall score for this section will be the agency used for ranking.)
Attendance at CBSA Meetings              75% or greater attendance = 2 points                                             2
                                         50 % to 74% attendance = 1 points
                                         49% or less = 0 points
Participation in CoC Activities                                                                                           3
           Participates in CBSA or Alliance committees – 1 point
           Participates in service counts/data collections – 1 point
           HMIS Involvement – Training scheduled or completed – 1 point
                                                                                                           Area Total


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    Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County 2008 HUD SuperNOFA Ranking Form (revised 8/5/08)

    Project: _______________________________________________________________________
3. Collaboration/Coordination                                                                                         3 points
No one leveraging source provides 100% of total project leveraging                                                    1 or 0
Project demonstrates coordination with mainstream resources (SSI, SSDI, TANF, Medicaid, Food Stamps, All Kids, WIA, 2 or 0
Veterans Health Care) by identifying adequate staff to provide comprehensive service linkages for clients.
                                                                                                           Area Total

4. Funding                                                                                                                   5 points
   Written agreements are included for matching and leveraged funds.                                                         2 or 0
   Leveraging for project exceeds dollar for dollar amount by 10-19%                1 point                                  3
                                                           by 20-49%                2 points
                                                           50% or more              3 points
                                                                                                              Area Total

5. Capacity for Project Actualization                                                                                        14 points
   Lead agency demonstrates fiscal capacity in proportion to project budget (HUD request in proportion to agency budget      4
and length of time in operating project will be considered)
        High capacity – 4 points          Probable capacity – 2 points     Unlikely – 0 points
   Lead agency audit – Has clean audit or sufficient explanation with corrective action for findings                         1 or 0
   Lead agency demonstrates ability to implement and operate project                                                         4
        Has been operating project or has operated similar projects successfully – 4 points
        Demonstrates resources to operate project – 2 points
        Does not seem likely that project will be operated successfully – 0 points
   Projected staffing is appropriate for project                                                                             3 or 0
   Project demonstrates an ongoing evaluation and quality improvement process                                                2 or 0
                                                                                                              Area Total

6. Program Outcomes (for new projects)                                                                                       12 points
      This project will move clients to obtain/maintain permanent housing.                                                   4 or 0
      The type, frequency and duration of the supportive services proposed fit the needs of the population to be served.     4 or 0
      This project will increase client income thus providing self-sufficiency for the population served.                    4 or 0
                                                                                                                Area Total



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    Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County 2008 HUD SuperNOFA Ranking Form (revised 8/5/08)

    Project: _______________________________________________________________________

6. Program Outcomes ( for renewals – from APR)                                                                             15 points
        Housing criteria                                                                                                   5 or 0
          Permanent Supportive Housing Projects– 71% of PSH clients stayed housed 7 months or longer (APR 12a-b)
          Transitional Housing Projects– 61.5% of TH clients moved to permanent housing (APR Question #14)
          Supportive Service Only Projects – 25% of exiting SSO clients moved to permanent housing (APR #14)
        Income criteria (all projects) – 18% of exiting clients had income from employment (APR #11-chart D-line h)        5 or 0
        Service connection criteria (all projects)– 70% of exiting clients have a source of income or benefits (#11-D-n)   5 or 0



7. Housing/Services Ratio [See below for how to calculate.]                                                                5 points
     Housing/Services Ratio = 2.000 or more                                                                                5 or
     Housing/Services Ratio = 1.000 to 1.999                                                                               4 or
     Housing/Services Ratio = 0.500 to 0.999                                                                               3 or
     Housing/Services Ratio = 0.001 to 0.499                                                                               2 or
     Housing/Services Ratio = 0 (Supportive Services Only Projects)                                                        1
                                                                                                   Area Total

8. Project has commitment to serve homeless for 20 years as result of HUD funding                                          3 points

                       Grand Total Renewal Projects (68 points possible)
                        Grand Total New Projects ( 62 points possible)
9. Tiebreaker: Housing/Services Ratio = ________
Housing dollars requested for operating, leasing, constr/rehab/acquis. = ________
Service dollars requested for supportive services only = ________
(Exclude HMIS and admin dollars from either side of ratio.)




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