This post and statistics first appeared on the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ website. The Alliance is pleased to release the State of Homelessness 2019. This web-based annual report uses data to chart the nation’s progress towards ending homelessness. What’s New This Year Some new features were added to the State of Homelessness 2019, including: Available Beds. We analyze the capacity of shelters and other temporary housing providers. On … Continue reading NAEH Releases Its 2019 ‘State of Homelessness’ Report
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
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.
Homelessness ticked up slightly in 2018. A 0.3 percent increase in HUD’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count was the headline from December’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR). However, there were five other important takeaways from the release.
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
Sharpening Your CoC Program Skills is an interactive, virtual Training and Question and Answer session about the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. It is required for CoC-funded agencies.
The VA's Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) and Mississippi Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Grantees were awarded to serve homeless persons throughout the State the 2018-19 program year. As a resource, the CoC has developed resource maps showing the coverage of SSVF and ESG resources in each county of the State of Mississippi.
In the most recent installment of the Alliance’s Emergency Shelter Learning Series, NAEH addressed one of the most important practices in emergency shelter: the role of diversion.
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
On July 19th, on behalf of their federal partners, the USICH shared Home, Together, the newest federal strategic plan to end homelessness.