On Friday, January 18th, our CoC is planning a free, mandatory, one-day training to sharpen agency skills in implementing outreach and engagement related to the CoC Coordinated Entry Systems.
This article first appeared on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's website. WASHINGTON – Homelessness in the U.S. remained largely unchanged in 2018, according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 552,830 persons experienced homelessness on a single … Continue reading HUD Releases 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report
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
In the most recent installment of the Alliance’s Emergency Shelter Learning Series, NAEH addressed one of the most important practices in emergency shelter: the role of diversion.
There are two ways to submit your initial survey data to the MS Balance of State CoC:
The Southwest Coalition Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 has been CANCELLED due to pending winter weather conditions.
"Ten years ago I came to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a young homeless services provider to head up the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS). It was my dream job - one I never imagined I would have. "
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Homelessness continues to decline in the U.S, specifically among families with children, veterans, and individuals with long-term disabling conditions according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 549,928 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2016, a decline of 14 percent since 2010, the year the Obama Administration launched Opening Doors, the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.
During the 2018 Point-In-Time Count, the Balance of State will partner with advocates of the Central Homeless Coalition to offer the Central Homeless Connect to the homeless community in Meridian, MS. During this event, homeless participants will be able to meet with various agencies serving the homeless population, receive a meal and take a wellness bag full of daily necessity items. Vendors will ranged from health and wellness, housing, and support services.