Applying For Funds

Permanent Housing Development Process

If you are planning to submit a project for Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) tax credits in 2020, the Columbus and Franklin County Continuum of Care (CoC) will need to review and prioritize the projects. If you have a new project to propose, please submit a Concept Paper to Heather Notter ( by 5pm Thursday, October 24, 2019.

If you submitted Concept Papers in the previous call for projects in spring 2019, you do not need to re-submit – we have your Concept Paper(s) on file.

We welcome proposals from any interested party, regardless of whether you currently receive CSB or CoC funding. The format, guidelines, and schedule are below.


October 24, 2019 - Concept Papers due to CSB

November 12, 2019 - New Concept Papers discussed at CoC Board meeting

November 19, 2019 - New Concept Papers discussed at CoC meeting

November 22, 2019 - Project Plans due to CSB

December 9, 2019 - Project Plans presented to Citizens Advisory Council (CAC)

December 9, 2019 - Project Plans presented to PSH providers (via email)

December 17, 2019 - Revised Project Plans due to CSB (addressing input from CoC, CAC, and PSH providers)

January 14, 2020 - Project Plans discussed at CoC Board meeting

January 27, 2020 - Project Plans discussed, approved, and prioritized at CoC meeting

February 2020 - OFHA tax credit application due

Request for Proposals - Single Adult Rapid Re-Housing

CSB is seeking proposals for a program providing rapid re-housing services for single adults who are homeless in Columbus and Franklin County starting January 1, 2020. CSB may, at its discretion, renew funding for the program as part of the annual Gateway funding process. Application materials are below. Completed and signed applications are due to Heather Notter at no later than 5 pm on October 31, 2019.  Applications must be submitted electronically.

10/2/19 - Request for Proposals Released

10/31/19 - Completed proposals due to CSB by 5pm

11/1 - 11/29/19 - Applicant one-on-one interviews

12/6/19 - CSB Board approval of funding decisions

12/6/19 - Award announcement

12/9/19 - FY2020 contract issuance with 1/1/20 effective date

3/31/20 - Program fully staffed and operational

Gateway Application Materials

The FY20 Gateway application will open February 8, 2019. FY20 submissions are due to CSB by 5pm Thurdsay March 28, 2019. Please contact Cathy Ellerbrock with any questions (, 614-715-2530).

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