Funding Programs

Continuum of Care (CoC) Program

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. —HUD Exchange

Current CoC Application


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Historical CoC Applications


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  • OH-501 Continuum of Care Application for 2016 [pdf] (09/09/2016)
  • OH-501 2016 CoC Project Applicant Rankings [pdf] (09/09/2016)


Emergency Solutions Grant Program / Community Development Block Grant Program*

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

The ESG program provides funding to:

  1. Engage homeless individuals and families living on the street;
  2. Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families;
  3. Help operate these shelters;
  4. Provide essential services to shelter residents;
  5. Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families; and
  6. Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.

ESG funds may be used for five program components: street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance, and HMIS; as well as administrative activities (up to 7.5% of a recipient’s allocation can be used for administrative activities). —HUD Exchange

Communinty Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states. cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended 42 U.S.C.-530.1 et seq. —HUD Exchange

Combined Application Process
Current Combined ESG/CDBG Application

    Fiscal Year 2019

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Historical Combined ESG/CDBG Applications

    Fiscal Year 2018

  • FY2018 FAQ [pdf] (updated: 02/07/2018)
    Fiscal Year 2017

  • FY2017 FAQ [pdf] (updated: 02/22/2016)
  • Notice of 2nd Public Comment Period
    The City of Toledo announces a Second Public Comment Period on the Draft One-Year Action Plan to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before August 16, 2017…For information, please download the full notice using the link above.


Tenet-Based Rental Assistence Program (HOME)


The City of Toledo, Department of Neighborhoods, through its Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development, implemented a tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA) program in July 2013. This program is funded through the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, authorized through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as an eligible activity. The City of Toledo administers its TBRA program in accordance with regulations established in CFR 92.209, Tenant-based rental assistance: eligible costs and requirements.

The City of Toledo has created a model that will provide rent and utility deposit assistance for a special needs population, homeless persons. Financial assistance will be provided for those qualified households. Payment will be provided in the following methods:

  • Payment for monthly rent as determined by a signed lease agreement between the tenant and the landlord. The lease must be for a minimum of 12-months. Rent payment is limited to 12-months’ assistance. No payments may be made to a landlord without an active lease.
  • Security deposit payment which is made payable to the landlord on behalf of the tenant. These monies are provided as a grant on behalf of the tenant and are not to exceed one month of funds.
  • Utility deposits for electricity and gas (including propane as applicable and eligible as determined by location within the city limits).

Partners include the Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board, United Way’s 2-1-1, Leading Families Home/Beach House Shelter, Lutheran Social Services of Northwest Ohio, and A Renewed Mind. The Homelessness Board administers the program, which provides funds under its Project HOME program.


  • TBRA Annual Income Limits – 2018 [pdf] updated: 06/08/2018