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.
We are a month away from conducting the PIT Count for the Balance-of-State! As the time nears, the BoS wants to adequately supply all volunteers with sufficient resources to Count.
Homelessness crept up in the U.S., especially among individuals with long-term disabling conditions according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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.
Opioid use disorders are particularly hard on homeless populations, where prevalence of mental health conditions and substance misuse is high, and health care access is often limited.
Sharpening Your CoC Program Skills is an interactive, virtual Training and Question and Answer session about the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. Participants will be able to access this training using their own personal computers.