Press Release: Mississippi Balance of State Seeks Applicants for HUD Homeless Program Funding In 2020-2021

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Download PDF Version Here) The Mississippi Balance of State CoC (BoS), a group whose membership includes the majority of homeless service providers in Mississippi, is conducting a funding application competition. The BoS’s target area includes all the state, excluding the Jackson Urbanized area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The BoS … Continue reading Press Release: Mississippi Balance of State Seeks Applicants for HUD Homeless Program Funding In 2020-2021

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

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

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

Funding and Finance Opportunities: December 2018

Compiled and published monthly by Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (http://www.lisc.org/rural/) Funding and Finance Opportunities Broadband USDA is offering funding through the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program. Loans and loan guarantees will provide funds for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural … Continue reading Funding and Finance Opportunities: December 2018

Strategies for Ending Youth Homelessness in Rural Areas

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