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’:

Update From the HUD Exchange: Homelessness Data Collection, Reporting Updates, and Deadlines

Data continues to be an important component of making progress towards the goal of ending homelessness. With this increased focus, HUD is working to provide more tools for communities to better assess the quality of their data and provide more data for both national and local data analyses. Your community will need to review the following deadlines and resources to prepare for the Housing Inventory Count (HIC), Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, System Performance Measures (SPM) report, new data quality reporting framework, and Annual Performance Report (APR) requirements.

Criteria and Benchmark for Achieving the Goal of Ending Chronic Homelessness

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness has just released criteria and benchmark for achieving the goal of ending chronic homelessness. The criteria and benchmark are intended to help communities build and fine-tune robust, coordinated systems to ensure that people experiencing chronic homelessness are on a path to permanent housing with tailored supportive services as quickly as possible.