This article originally appears as post published at the blog for the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Written by Anna Blasco HOW DO WE KNOW IF PROJECTS ARE HOUSING FIRST OR LOW BARRIER? As the Continuum of Care, it can be tempting to ask project applicants to provide a narrative explanation for how they have adopted [...]
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Iain DeJong, President & CEO of OrgCode Consulting, shared some of his thoughts concerning the process of transitioning homeless individual through street outreach to housing.
This article originally appeared on United States Interagency Council of Homelessness 's website (posted on 02/14/2017). As a Program Specialist supporting the National Initiatives Team at USICH, analyzing Point-in-Time (PIT) Count data has become an almost daily part of my work. So much so, that it can become easy to forget that there are actual people — actual lives — behind the numbers.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) held a series of webinars for Continuum of Care (CoC) Collaborative Applicants and providers, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) recipients and sub-recipients, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With Aids (HOPWA) grantees to educate participants about the requirements of the Equal Access Rule and Gender Identity Rule and how to ensure that projects operate in compliance with these rules. This webinar also provided "LGBT Language 101" training to aid participants in increasing their knowledge and skills in using appropriate, inclusive language with all clients they serve. Participants were introduced to HUD's Technical Assistance (TA) materials to aid their compliance efforts.
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 23-27, 2017. The BoS’s target area includes all the state, excluding the Jackson Urbanized area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
In order to better prepare advocates and members for the CoC's 2017 meetings. The MS Balance of State has compiled a meeting calendar of its important information and gatherings.