SAMHSA to host “Virtual Summit” on Homelessness, Serious Mental illness, and Substance Use Disorders

On August 7 and 8, 10:30-5:00 (ET), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will host a virtual summit called "The Way Home" to discuss cutting-edge strategies and emerging best practices for ending homelessness among individuals with serious mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders (SMI/SUD). Online Attendees will have the chance to earn … Continue reading SAMHSA to host “Virtual Summit” on Homelessness, Serious Mental illness, and Substance Use Disorders

Save the Date: 2019 Mississippi Housing and Community Development – Housing Conference

Save the Date Date: June 24 – 26, 2019Location: Vicksburg Convention Center1600 Mulberry St.,Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 June 24th – *Pre-Conference Trainings HUD Presentations on Lead Safety and Hazard Control Grants.Best Practices for Realtors and Property ManagersMCFAC Financial Education Boot CampHeir Property – Avoiding the Pitfalls June 25th & 26th Workshops Presentations from the Federal Reserve, FNMA, FHLMC, Rural LISC, USDA, … Continue reading Save the Date: 2019 Mississippi Housing and Community Development – Housing Conference

NAEH Releases Its 2019 ‘State of Homelessness’ Report

This post and statistics first appeared on the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ website. The Alliance is pleased to release the State of Homelessness 2019. This web-based annual report uses data to chart the nation’s progress towards ending homelessness. What’s New This Year Some new features were added to the State of Homelessness 2019, including: Available Beds. We analyze the capacity of shelters and other temporary housing providers. On … Continue reading NAEH Releases Its 2019 ‘State of Homelessness’ Report

Schedule Adjustments: Southwest Regional Coalition

As of April 2019, the Southwest Regional Coalition is changing their scheduled meeting dates for the remainder of 2019. The official meeting day is now the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10AM. To see the adjusted dates, see the Coalition homepage, https://msbos.org/southwest/. To become a part of the Coalition's mailing list for meetings and … Continue reading Schedule Adjustments: Southwest Regional Coalition

Racial Disparities in the Homeless System: Moving Forward

The article originally appeared on the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Blog. The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) tells us something we all should know by now: African Americans are glaringly overrepresented within the homelessness system. African Americans represent 13 percent of the general population but account for 40 percent of people experiencing homelessness … Continue reading Racial Disparities in the Homeless System: Moving Forward

NHIP Ranks Homeless Continua of Care

The NHIP has completed a ranking of Homeless Continuums of Care using data from system performance measures submitted in 2017.  The rankings divide CoCs into Higher, Average and Lower Performers with separate rankings for each of the three (3) geographic divisions of Continuums.  The NHIP cautions against reading too much into the ranking since many … Continue reading NHIP Ranks Homeless Continua of Care

HUD Announced Nearly $2 Billion for FY 2018 CoC Renewal Projects

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded approximately $2 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to 5,800 local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.