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Press Release
County of Orange Seal COUNTY OF ORANGE

CONTACT: Diane Thomas
March 13, 2000
(714) 834-6203
Community Leaders To Discuss Upcoming SuperNOFA Homeless Assistance Application
(Santa Ana) – Representatives from non-profit organizations, state agencies, Orange County cities and County agencies will meet March 20 to discuss the Year 2000 application for the Super Notice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) for Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance funding. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) application deadline is May 31.

The meeting will be at 1:30 p.m., March 20 at the LA Times Mirror meeting room, 1375 Sunflower Avenue, Costa Mesa. Co-sponsors of the meeting are the County Executive Office, Orange County Homeless Issues Task Force and the Shelter & Hunger Partnership of Orange County.

"Although the HUD grants are always extremely competitive, Orange County has successfully received $13 million over the past two years," said Karen Roper, Homeless Prevention and Related Programs Coordinator for the County. "Even though we have received funding for the past two years, there are still gaps in our system of care. Agencies are encouraged to apply for these funds so that Orange County can fill gaps in the system of care through the provision of additional services and shelter for homeless individuals and families. Anyone who is interested in the results of the Year 2000 Homeless Needs Assessment, or in applying for these funds should plan on attending this meeting."

In addition, Shelter Partnership of Los Angeles will discuss Creative SuperNOFA Collaboration at the meeting, and the Future Search Network will be facilitating small group discussions on improving and increasing collaboration among agencies in Orange County.

Because seating is limited, guests are asked to confirm attendance by calling 714.247.1207.