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.

Veterans Disability Claims Clinic Set for Dec.17 in Jackson

The Jackson Regional Office and G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center will hold a town hall and claims clinic specifically designed make the claims process more visible to Veterans. Veterans and survivors will be able to file a claim for compensation, submit evidence and speak to a VA claims processor, if needed, all in the same day.

MHC Sets Public Meeting & Extends Comment Period

JACKSON, MS - Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) will hold a 2nd Public Meeting to obtain input on Amendments to the Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2015 One Year Action Plan relative to the HOME, ESG and HOPWA Programs only. The amendments can be found here: