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.
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.
The loss of federally assisted housing is a growing crisis for rural communities, where housing costs may be low, but incomes are even lower.
Communities across the country have been making tremendous progress strengthening their ability to respond in a coordinated way to the crisis of homelessness, but it is clear that there is a great deal of further work and progress needed.
Persons living with mental illness, intellectual or other developmental disabilities continue to face significant housing discrimination in the rental housing market, according to a new pilot study released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
MS Balance of State CoC is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Continuum of Care funding cycle! This funding will renew/fund projects that have end dates in 2018 and continue through 2019. Both renewals and reallocated projects must complete the application.