NEWS!!

It’s that time of year! This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) establishes the funding criteria for the FY2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.Call for All applications for new or renewing projects must be submitted per the NOFA instructions by the deadline date September 10th and an email notifying Dr. Kraus of the application submitted by email to directorH3arc@gmail.com— Read the NOFA at https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/FY-2019-CoC-Program-Competition-NOFA.pdf

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Who are we?

We are over 60 nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, faith-based organizations and individuals serving those experiencing a housing crisis or housing vulnerable in our community.

Our vision is a community in which all persons have access, support and opportunities to reach their full potential

To accomplish this, our mission is to connect individuals and families in Rutherford County with access, opportunities and supportive services for housing, healthcare, and economic self-sufficiency through collaboration, partnership and advocacy.

We do this by:

Nurturing relationships between clients, agencies and community, Encouraging resiliency by building hope, trust, and skills, Equal opportunity for all persons by removing barriers and improving access to supportive services and housing, Informing and engaging the community about housing challenges and solutions through advocacy and inclusion of all persons by respecting individual experiences, strengths and differences


Problem Statement: Rutherford County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States with over 300,000 people. It is a vibrant, culturally diverse community.  According to Rutherford Works, the total number of households in Rutherford County is 117,744 with a median household income of $64,982.   However, 41.9% households have income less than $50,000, with 17.3% less than $25,000.  It is even more evident in our county schools with 40% of the students on free/reduced lunch.  From a systems perspective, we know that issues such as housing instability, education level, mental and physical health issues, past trauma, interaction with the criminal justice system, current relationship issues (domestic violence, divorce, households led by single parents), and substance abuse can be barriers to self sufficiency.  Through the mandated Coordinated Entry process, H3ARC is building a system to provide guidance, resources, and referrals for members.  As an umbrella organization, H3ARC has an opportunity to enhance provider collaboration and reduce duplication of services.