NOFA Committee

The NOFA Committee meetings is open to the public. Homeless and formerly homeless Alameda County residents are encouraged to attend.

Note: A total of 10 minutes will be set aside as an Agenda item for general public comment – with a time limit of 2 minutes per person. All written public comment submitted by the time of the Meeting that indicates “for Public Distribution” will be accepted and noted during Public Comment period and distributed at the meeting.  

To Submit Written Public Comment to the NOFA Committee 

Persons who are unable to attend the Committee meeting may submit, by the time the meeting proceedings begin, written comments regarding an Agenda Item in the meeting. Comments which include “for Public Distribution” in either the title and/or body of the email or letter will be made part of the official public record and brought to the attention of the NOFA Committee. Written comments should be submitted to Ja’Nai Aubry,, or via mail: 1271 Washington Ave., #619, San Leandro, CA 94577. Due to the Shelter In Place, there may be a delay in staff receiving written comments submitted by mail.

Due to concerns about COVID 19, until further notice, the NOFA Committee will be conducting their meetings online through zoom.  The public is welcome to participate or comment by joining the zoom call. Please see the zoom information posted in the materials of each meeting.

If you are interested in joining or have any questions you can contact Ja’Nai Aubry at 

The NOFA Committee oversees the local rating and ranking process and approves the projects’ applications to be submitted for funding. The Committee will:

  • Integrate funding priorities and strategic direction from HUD CoC Committee.

  • Develop local applications for existing and new projects and scoring criteria in compliance with HUD requirements.

  • Read and score proposals.

  • Approve the final priority list of projects to be included in the CoC application package

2019 NOFA Committee 



Paulette Franklin

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services

Heather MacDonald-Fine

Alameda County Health Systems

Laura Escobar

Bay Area United Way

Timothy Evans

Hamilton Families/City of Oakland

Emily Martin

Consumer Representative

Jill Albanese

Department of Veteran Affairs

Donna Griggs-Murphy

Human Good &

Oakland Housing Authority

Meeting 1 – 6.21.19

Meeting 2 – 7.9.19

Meeting 3 – 7.16.19

Meeting 4 – 7.29.19

Meeting 5 – 10.22.20

NOFA Orientation – 7.14.21