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.
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.
The Urban Institute has created an interactive map analysis represent a best estimate of the affordable rental housing gap and federal assistance for extremely low-income (ELI) renter households at the county level in the United States.
The rental housing landscape in America is rapidly changing: new people are becoming renters and many properties are aging. Meanwhile, the pace at which new rental housing supply is being created can’t meet growing demand. This supply shortage is particularly acute for affordable housing, leading to an ongoing crisis. Tens of millions of Americans live in housing they cannot afford.
People sleeping on park benches and street corners are the most visible reminder of the United States’ continuing struggle with homelessness. On any given night, over 175,000 people are unsheltered, sleeping outside or in places not meant for human habitation. On a positive note, unsheltered homelessness has been declining nationally for several years, but some jurisdictions, particularly some large cities, report increases.
In this NEW video series, we will highlight some of the people who lead and serve within the MS Balance of State CoC. In this first episode, we get to know Bobby Capps, the Executive Director of Crosswind Ministries in Corinth, MS. Please watch and share!