DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2019 ESG NOFA & APPLICATION

Mississippi Home Corporation is seeking interested organizations of the availability of Emergency Solutions Grant funds to provide housing assistance to homeless or nearly homeless Mississippians. The Emergency Solutions Grants program is a competitive grant that awards funds to private nonprofit organizations, cities, and counties in the State of Mississippi. The ESG program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is administered by Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC).

Schedule Adjustments: Southwest Regional Coalition

As of April 2019, the Southwest Regional Coalition is changing their scheduled meeting dates for the remainder of 2019. The official meeting day is now the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10AM. To see the adjusted dates, see the Coalition homepage, https://msbos.org/southwest/. To become a part of the Coalition's mailing list for meetings and … Continue reading Schedule Adjustments: Southwest Regional Coalition

Racial Disparities in the Homeless System: Moving Forward

The article originally appeared on the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Blog. The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) tells us something we all should know by now: African Americans are glaringly overrepresented within the homelessness system. African Americans represent 13 percent of the general population but account for 40 percent of people experiencing homelessness … Continue reading Racial Disparities in the Homeless System: Moving Forward

NHIP Ranks Homeless Continua of Care

The NHIP has completed a ranking of Homeless Continuums of Care using data from system performance measures submitted in 2017.  The rankings divide CoCs into Higher, Average and Lower Performers with separate rankings for each of the three (3) geographic divisions of Continuums.  The NHIP cautions against reading too much into the ranking since many … Continue reading NHIP Ranks Homeless Continua of Care

HUD Announced Nearly $2 Billion for FY 2018 CoC Renewal Projects

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded approximately $2 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to 5,800 local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

SAVE-THE-DATE: 2019 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 SAVE-THE-DATE: 2019 Point-In-Time Count