Press Release: Mississippi Balance of State Seeks Applicants for HUD Homeless Program Funding In 2020-2021

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Download PDF Version Here) The Mississippi Balance of State CoC (BoS), a group whose membership includes the majority of homeless service providers in Mississippi, is conducting a funding application competition. The BoS’s target area includes all the state, excluding the Jackson Urbanized area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The BoS … Continue reading Press Release: Mississippi Balance of State Seeks Applicants for HUD Homeless Program Funding In 2020-2021

CoC NOFA FY 2019: What’s New and How to Build Upon Your Work to End Homelessness

In this webinar USICH Policy Director Susan Pourciau and Policy Analyst Katie Jennings provide a high-level overview of HUD’s FY 2019 CoC Program NOFA, including policy priorities, scoring, and key changes from the FY 2018 NOFA. They also offer key considerations and resources for communities as they embark upon the FY 2019 Application Process. CoC … Continue reading CoC NOFA FY 2019: What’s New and How to Build Upon Your Work to End Homelessness

SAMHSA to host “Virtual Summit” on Homelessness, Serious Mental illness, and Substance Use Disorders

On August 7 and 8, 10:30-5:00 (ET), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will host a virtual summit called "The Way Home" to discuss cutting-edge strategies and emerging best practices for ending homelessness among individuals with serious mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders (SMI/SUD). Online Attendees will have the chance to earn … Continue reading SAMHSA to host “Virtual Summit” on Homelessness, Serious Mental illness, and Substance Use Disorders

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2019 ESG NOFA & APPLICATION

Mississippi Home Corporation is seeking interested organizations of the availability of Emergency Solutions Grant funds to provide housing assistance to homeless or nearly homeless Mississippians. The Emergency Solutions Grants program is a competitive grant that awards funds to private nonprofit organizations, cities, and counties in the State of Mississippi. The ESG program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is administered by Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC).

Save the Date: 2019 Mississippi Housing and Community Development – Housing Conference

Save the Date Date: June 24 – 26, 2019Location: Vicksburg Convention Center1600 Mulberry St.,Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 June 24th – *Pre-Conference Trainings HUD Presentations on Lead Safety and Hazard Control Grants.Best Practices for Realtors and Property ManagersMCFAC Financial Education Boot CampHeir Property – Avoiding the Pitfalls June 25th & 26th Workshops Presentations from the Federal Reserve, FNMA, FHLMC, Rural LISC, USDA, … Continue reading Save the Date: 2019 Mississippi Housing and Community Development – Housing Conference

NAEH Releases Its 2019 ‘State of Homelessness’ Report

This post and statistics first appeared on the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ website. The Alliance is pleased to release the State of Homelessness 2019. This web-based annual report uses data to chart the nation’s progress towards ending homelessness. What’s New This Year Some new features were added to the State of Homelessness 2019, including: Available Beds. We analyze the capacity of shelters and other temporary housing providers. On … Continue reading NAEH Releases Its 2019 ‘State of Homelessness’ Report

Schedule Adjustments: Southwest Regional Coalition

As of April 2019, the Southwest Regional Coalition is changing their scheduled meeting dates for the remainder of 2019. The official meeting day is now the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10AM. To see the adjusted dates, see the Coalition homepage, https://msbos.org/southwest/. To become a part of the Coalition's mailing list for meetings and … Continue reading Schedule Adjustments: Southwest Regional Coalition

Racial Disparities in the Homeless System: Moving Forward

The article originally appeared on the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Blog. The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) tells us something we all should know by now: African Americans are glaringly overrepresented within the homelessness system. African Americans represent 13 percent of the general population but account for 40 percent of people experiencing homelessness … Continue reading Racial Disparities in the Homeless System: Moving Forward