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!
In January, the Mississippi Balance of State CoC will work together to count 72 Mississippi counties with one goal: count the homeless in our state. ARE YOU IN? The 2017 PIT Count will happen January 23-27, 2017. For more information about the PIT, visit muteh.wordpress.com.
We are just over a month away from conducting the Point-In-Time Count for the Mississippi Balance-of-State! The 2017 Point-In-Time Count will be held January 23rd-27th across the Balance of State. The reference period for the count will be January 23rd @ 12AM until January 24th @ 12AM. The MS Balance of State CoC wants to adequately supply all volunteers with sufficient resources to have a successful and thorough count. Surveys & forms, links, videos, and other information can be found at muteh.wordpress.com.