The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded a record $2 billion to support more than 7,300 local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care grants provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
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 22-26, 2018. The BoS’s target area includes all the state, excluding the Jackson Urbanized area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
We are a month away from conducting the PIT Count for the Balance-of-State! As the time nears, the BoS wants to adequately supply all volunteers with sufficient resources to Count.
Opioid use disorders are particularly hard on homeless populations, where prevalence of mental health conditions and substance misuse is high, and health care access is often limited.
Sharpening Your CoC Program Skills is an interactive, virtual Training and Question and Answer session about the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. Participants will be able to access this training using their own personal computers.
The National Housing Conference has released the annual “Paycheck to Paycheck” report, which provides insight into the ability of working households to afford typical housing in metro areas nationwide.
Communities across the country have been making tremendous progress strengthening their ability to respond in a coordinated way to the crisis of homelessness, but it is clear that there is a great deal of further work and progress needed.