Homelessness ticked up slightly in 2018. A 0.3 percent increase in HUD’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count was the headline from December’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR). However, there were five other important takeaways from the release.
During a 24-hour period in the last ten days of every January, homeless advocates across the nation seek to count the homeless persons within their coverage areas. The Point in Time (PIT) Count greatly affects funding, both private and public, for homeless services and affects the methodology of those services. A thorough count is crucial in identifying and … Continue reading SAVE-THE-DATE: 2019 Point-In-Time Count
Sharpening Your CoC Program Skills is an interactive, virtual Training and Question and Answer session about the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. It is required for CoC-funded agencies.
This article first appeared the on the National Alliance to End Homelessness' blog. Although people commonly think of homelessness as an urban phenomenon, data from HUD’s 2017 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) indicates that nearly 75,000 people experiencing homelessness were in Balances of State or Statewide Continuums of Care, a rough proxy for estimating the scale … Continue reading Strategies for Ending Youth Homelessness in Rural Areas
This release was first published on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's website. WASHINGTON – Veteran homelessness in the U.S. continues to decline according to a new national estimate announced today by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson. HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report finds the total number of reported veterans experiencing … Continue reading HUD Announces a Decline in Veteran Homelessness
On any given night, more than 550,000 Americans are without a home. The Alliance’s State of Homelessness in America report sheds light on the population experiencing homelessness, the homeless system’s response, and how both are changing over time.
We put out a call to find agencies within our CoC for the funding of homeless service programs. Multiple agencies responded. And after much consideration, the results are in! We are pleased to announce the competition award funding for twelve (12) projects (including three (3) new projects) for the 2019-2020 program year! Thanks to all … Continue reading CoC Application Rankings for FY2019-20
The Emergency Solutions Grant Program supports operation and maintenance expenses of shelters and rapid re-housing and homeless prevention services, including housing search and rental assistance, through shelters and other non-profit organizations. The program is designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance to enable homeless individuals and families to move toward independent … Continue reading MHC Awards 2018 ESG Reciepients
On July 19th, on behalf of their federal partners, the USICH shared Home, Together, the newest federal strategic plan to end homelessness.
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’: