Earlier today, Secretary Julián Castro announced $355 million to more than 1,200 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This funding includes $725,424 to support 7 local homeless housing and service programs in Mississippi. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants support the Obama Administration’s efforts to end homelessness and build upon the $1.6 billion in funding HUD awarded through a first round of funding in March.
The 2016 Point-In-Time Count is happening all this week January 25th-29th across the Balance of State. The reference period for the count will be January 25th @ 12AM until January 26th @ 12AM. The MS Balance of State CoC wants to adequately supply all volunteers with sufficient resources to have a successful and thorough count. Surveys & forms, links, videos, and … Continue reading 2016 PIT Count: Today is the day!
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 25-29, 2016. The BoS’s target area includes all of the state, excluding the Jackson Urbanized area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The MS Balance of State consists of 71 of Mississippi's 82 counties. And we're charged to count them all. It's a tough task, but were up to the challenge. WILL YOU JOIN US?
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. A thorough count is crucial in identifying and understanding both the progress we’ve made and the gaps within our services. Mississippi Balance of State's Count will consist of 5 Regional Coalition Counts throughout our 71-county coverage area.