On Friday, January 18th, our CoC is planning a free, mandatory, one-day training to sharpen agency skills in implementing outreach and engagement related to the CoC Coordinated Entry Systems.
Homelessness ticked up slightly in 2018. A 0.3 percent increase in HUD’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count was the headline from December’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR). However, there were five other important takeaways from the release.
This article first appeared on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's website. WASHINGTON – Homelessness in the U.S. remained largely unchanged in 2018, according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 552,830 persons experienced homelessness on a single … Continue reading HUD Releases 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report
Compiled and published monthly by Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (http://www.lisc.org/rural/) Funding and Finance Opportunities Broadband USDA is offering funding through the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program. Loans and loan guarantees will provide funds for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural … Continue reading Funding and Finance Opportunities: December 2018
During a 24-hour period in the last ten days of every January, homeless advocates across the nation seek to count the homeless persons within their coverage areas. The Point in Time (PIT) Count greatly affects funding, both private and public, for homeless services and affects the methodology of those services. A thorough count is crucial in identifying and … Continue reading SAVE-THE-DATE: 2019 Point-In-Time Count
Sharpening Your CoC Program Skills is an interactive, virtual Training and Question and Answer session about the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. It is required for CoC-funded agencies.
This article first appeared the on the National Alliance to End Homelessness' blog. Although people commonly think of homelessness as an urban phenomenon, data from HUD’s 2017 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) indicates that nearly 75,000 people experiencing homelessness were in Balances of State or Statewide Continuums of Care, a rough proxy for estimating the scale … Continue reading Strategies for Ending Youth Homelessness in Rural Areas
This release was first published on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's website. WASHINGTON – Veteran homelessness in the U.S. continues to decline according to a new national estimate announced today by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson. HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report finds the total number of reported veterans experiencing … Continue reading HUD Announces a Decline in Veteran Homelessness
The VA's Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) and Mississippi Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Grantees were awarded to serve homeless persons throughout the State the 2018-19 program year. As a resource, the CoC has developed resource maps showing the coverage of SSVF and ESG resources in each county of the State of Mississippi.
In the most recent installment of the Alliance’s Emergency Shelter Learning Series, NAEH addressed one of the most important practices in emergency shelter: the role of diversion.