PRESS RELEASE: State Homeless Agencies Plan Annual Homeless Census 2016

The Mississippi Balance of State CoC (BoS), a group whose membership includes the majority of homeless service providers in Mississippi, plans to conduct a homeless census – also known as a Point in Time Count (PIT) - on January 25-29, 2016. The BoS’s target area includes all of the state, excluding the Jackson Urbanized area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Defining Chronically Homeless: Final Rule

HUD is making changes to the definition of chronic homelessness. This final rule establishes the definition of “chronically homeless” that will be used in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, and in the Consolidated Submissions for Community Planning and Development (CPD) Programs. This definition has been the subject of significant public comment which has guided HUD in establishing the definition of “chronically homeless” that will be used in its homeless assistance programs.