A Chapel Hill housing project for the homeless was denied federal funding last month and now might be forced to close its doors. The Inter-Faith Council plans to ask federal lawmakers to reallocate money for Project Homestart, a program some say was shortchanged. The loss of funds will cut 75 percent of Project Homestart's budget and force it to shut down on March 31, leaving 15 families and their 31 children homeless. "It's strange to us," said IFC Executive Director Chris Moran. "It's very disconcerting."