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

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

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’: