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.
The CoC has extended the Competition deadline for NEW PROJECT APPLICANTS ONLY. The new application deadline is Wednesday, August 15th by 8:00pm.
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’:
Emergency shelters play a critical role in a community’s homelessness response system: they provide an immediate place to stay while people reconnect with housing. Shelters work best when people can enter and exit rapidly, with an appropriate level of services for their needs.