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’:
HUD has recently released the 2017 HMIS Data Dictionary, which documents the requirements for the programming and use of all HMIS systems and comparable database systems, effective October 1, 2017.
On April 1, 2017, Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grant recipients will stop reporting their CoC Program Annual Performance Reports (APRs) in e-snaps and will begin submitting them in Sage HMIS Reporting Repository (Sage). Sage is an online repository that allows greater flexibility to recipients, CoCs, and HUD to report and search CoC Program APR data.
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.
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The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) establishes the funding criteria for the FY 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. HUD is making available approximately $1.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2016 for the CoC Program.
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.
During the MS Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC) Annual Meeting, CoC Coordinator Reginald Glenn gave a presentation analyzing the PIT Count for the State of Mississippi. This presentation contains data for sheltered and unsheltered persons, as well as homeless subpopulations. This presentation will be continued and tailored for the CoC Regional Coalitions.
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