The Mississippi Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoS) by way of Mississippi United to End Homelessness (MUTEH Inc.) is requesting proposals from qualified and professional individuals or technology design/consulting firms to work with the Homeless Information Management Systems (HMIS) Committee in developing or procuring a mobile application to assist with street outreach efforts across a 71-county coverage area in rural Mississippi.

Get Ready for the 2022 Point-In-Time Count

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 Get Ready for the 2022 Point-In-Time Count

HUD Releases 2021 Annual Homeless Assessment Report – Part One

This information was originally distributed via is redistributing the information for awareness. HUD released Part One of its 2021 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress. The report found that more than 326,000 people experienced homelessness in the United States on a single night in 2021, a decrease of eight percent, from 2020. “Sheltered homelessness” … Continue reading HUD Releases 2021 Annual Homeless Assessment Report – Part One

HUD Issues Availability of Regulatory Waivers for CoC, ESG, and HOPWA Programs to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Economic Impacts

Today, HUD issued a memorandum providing regulatory waivers of certain Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), and Consolidated Plan requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to provide additional supports to individuals and families eligible for CoC, ESG, and HOPWA assistance who are economically impacted by COVID-19.

Mississippi Home Corporation’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In order to comply with recommendations from the Mississippi State Department of Health to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mississippi Home Corporation will remain closed to the public until further notice. Drop off hours for deliveries and payments will be from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. MHC employees will be working remotely and can be reached … Continue reading Mississippi Home Corporation’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2020 HMIS Data Standards Begin on October 1, 2019

The HMIS Data Manual supports data collection and reporting efforts of HMIS Lead Agencies, CoCs, HMIS Lead Agencies, HMIS System Administrators, and HMIS Users to help them understand the data elements that are required in an HMIS to meet participation and reporting requirements established by HUD and the federal partners.