Strategies for Ending Youth Homelessness in Rural Areas

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

HUD Announces a Decline in Veteran Homelessness

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

CoC Application Rankings for FY2019-20

We put out a call to find agencies within our CoC for the funding of homeless service programs. Multiple agencies responded. And after much consideration, the results are in! We are pleased to announce the competition award funding for twelve (12) projects (including three (3) new projects) for the 2019-2020 program year! Thanks to all … Continue reading CoC Application Rankings for FY2019-20

MHC Awards 2018 ESG Reciepients

The Emergency Solutions Grant Program supports operation and maintenance expenses of shelters and rapid re-housing and homeless prevention services, including housing search and rental assistance, through shelters and other non-profit organizations. The program is designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance to enable homeless individuals and families to move toward independent … Continue reading MHC Awards 2018 ESG Reciepients

NOW AVAILABLE: 2019-2020 CoC Project Application

MS Balance of State CoC is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Continuum of Care funding cycle. Funding will be available for both reallocated and renewal projects. This funding will renew/fund projects that have end dates in 2019 and continue through 2020. The Continuum of Care will conduct an analysis of its existing projects to determine the extent to which each project addresses the goals of ‘Opening Doors, Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent & End Homelessness’: