Doorways of Northwest Florida exists to educate, advocate, and eliminate homelessness in our communities.

The 2019-2021 CoC RFA can be found on the CoC funding opportunities tab.  We encourage all interested organizations to apply.  The overall goal of the grant is to reduce or prevent homelessness.  There are many components to this grant opportunity, so please visit the funding tab and review the RFA. 


Do you need assistance because you were homeless before or are now homeless due to Hurricane Michael? Are you located in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Homes, Jackson or Washington County?

STEP 1: Contact your insurance company if you have home owners insurance or renters insurance to begin a claim. Many may even cover Temporary Housing. 

STEP 2: Contact FEMA to see if you are eligible for assistance. FEMA can be contacted directly at 1-800-621-3362 or visit www.disasterassistance.gov to start a claim.

STEP 3: Contact family and/or friends who may be able to assist you until you are able to get back on your feet. 

STEP 4:  If you resided in one of the six counties listed above or were homeless prior to Hurricane Michael, we may be able to help you. Contact us Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.


FY 2018 CoC Competition Update:

Due to the lack of any submissions to the Ranking and Review Committee for the 2018 Competition, we will not be submitting entries for Domestic Violence (DV), Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) or Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) projects in the HUD competition this year. We would very much like to develop some projects in our Continuum of Care (CoC) and utilize the funding HUD offers to our community in the future. Please consider applying next year.  

In Spring 2019, we will hold an informational workshop related to applications for HUD Funding through the CoC for any interested community members.  More information will be sent regarding the workshop in early 2019.

Thank you all for your work in trying to eliminate homelessness in our area. 


Link:    CoC Consolidated Application


The Northwest Florida CoC Governance Board Scoring and Ranking Committee met March 26, 2018. Congratulations to the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year Doorways sub-recipient: Catholic Charities.  


In Need of Assistance?

If you need emergency assistance please refer to our ‘Resources’ link at the top of the page that will direct you to our Resource Guides for each county.


Those who wish to become members of the Northwest Florida Continuum of Care please visit the ‘Contact’ tab at the top of this page and select ‘Give Help’ to sign up to become a member. 


Doorways has been awarded the Northwest Florida CoC Lead Agency designation for next fiscal year 2017-2018.