Vaccination Clinic for Those Experiencing Homelessness

Home for Good, the Continuum of Care, and Partners are planning a vaccination clinic for those experiencing homelessness. Providers are asked to survey their clients to establish interest and willingness for receiving a vaccine. Surveying clients will allow for adequate preparedness for the number of vaccines, staff and volunteer support, and other logistical concerns. Provider support is imperative for a successful event. 

Please provide the number of vaccines needed by emailing Pat Frey no later than April 2, 2021.
Rapid Rehousing

Home for Good has Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Cares funds for rapid rehousing for those experiencing homelessness due to COVID-19. Dial 2-1-1 (706-405-4775) to speak to a trained professional or fill out the online intake form.

Connect your clients today to see if they qualify for this or other assistance. Everyone deserves a safe and healthy home. We are here to make that happen.

Pat Frey with Home for Good updated Columbus City Council Tuesday night on this year’s Point in Time Count. Thank you to WTVM for covering the update. Read more here

PolicyMap is making it possible for the US Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small businesses determine if they are eligible for COVID-19 Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance funding. Read more

Monday, March 29, Wednesday, March 31, and Friday, April 2 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Grab and go meals will be available for students to pick up during Spring Break at several Columbus Parks and Recreation sites. Read more
As tax season approaches, connect with 2-1-1 to find access to professional, and possibly free tax preparation assistance.

2-1-1 is here for you from hello to help.
Connect with 2-1-1 today:

  • Dial 2-1-1
  • Text your zip code to 898-211
  • Visit our website

Governor Kay Ivey has activated the Alabama National Guard (ALNG) to setup mobile sites to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to under-served and rural counties throughout Alabama. Read more

Individuals 16 years of age and older are now eligible to pre-register for the vaccine. Read more


Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is pleased to announce an opportunity for transitional housing, a 4 bed contract in the Columbus, Georgia area. Please visit the website In the search box, change action to contract opportunities, then insert Notice ID number 36C24721Q0504 in the "I’m looking for" box, then search. The attachment dated March 25, 2021 will provide you information related to this contract opportunity. Please reach out to Chelsea Smith at for questions.

On March 18, 2021, HUD released its 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) Part 1 to Congress. The report found that 580,466 people experienced homelessness in the United States on a single night in 2020, an increase of 12,751 people, or 2.2 percent, from 2019. Read more

Featured Article: Closing the African American Homeownership Gap

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination based on race in the sale of housing, yet African Americans still experience the effects of explicit and implicit policies that barred them from the housing market before the act’s passage as well as ongoing discrimination in some cases. Read more

  • New Report Shows Rise in Homelessness in Advance of COVID-19 Crisis
  • Make the Greatest Impact with Emergency Rental Assistance Resources
  • Ending Homelessness: A Virtual Conference Wrap-Up


Thursday, April 15 | 3:00 PM

During this webinar, a panel of Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) communities will provide key insights and lessons learned from their youth system planning process. Read more

April 12 - April 29, 2021

Check out the Preliminary Agenda and Register Today. Read more


Collection of recently published resources from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and its national, state, and local partners.

This module will discuss the following acquisition and relocation topics:
  • Required & Optional Policies,
  • Procedures,
  • Project-specific Plans, and 
  • Budgets

The HOPWA listserv provides information directly from the HUD Office of HIV/AIDS Housing. Sign up for the mailing list here


Monthly Housing Navigation and COVID Response Meeting

Occurs every first Tuesday | 3:00 pm
We are regularly adding documents and news to the Home for Good website as a resource for the community.

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