The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will provide critically needed support to 6,597 local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Due to the pandemic, the funding announced today renews grants for existing programs. This process was dramatically streamlined because communities have been and will continue to be consumed with COVID-19 response and have limited capacity to participate in the traditional CoC competition. Read more


Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 12:00pm

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2021 Point In Time Count

Sheltered Count: Tuesday, February 16
Unsheltered Count: Wednesday, February 17

Tuesday, February 9 | 11:30 am

Opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Naloxone has been proven to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Teaching people to administer naloxone is an effective means of preventing deaths among people who may overdose or misuse opioids.

Who should participate? This training is intended for everyone: beneficiaries (patients), family members, community members, coalition members, clinicians, treatment providers, long-term care facility staff.
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

Saturday, January 30 | 8:00 am
Parking lot behind the former Columbus Health Department - 11th Avenue & Center Street 

Saturday, January 30 | 9:00 pm
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
2600 7th Avenue, Columbus

Saturday, January 30 | 1:00 pm
St. James AME Church
1002 6th Avenue, Columbus

Sunday, January 31 | 1:00 pm
The Office of Dr. Jacqueline Owusu
5401 Gunboat Drive, Suite 27, Columbus

The webinar, which featured experts from the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health, covered the basics of vaccination, identified vaccine strategies for people experiencing homelessness, and provided ways for providers to bolster confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage receipt of the second dose. Slides available here


$2.5 billion to renew existing grants for more than 6,500 community-based housing and service providers. Read more

In this webinar, Alliance policy experts provide an in-depth analysis of what comes next on federal homeless policy. Read more

  • Increased FEMA Reimbursements for Non-Congregate Shelter

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Homeless Service Providers



Monday, March 8 – Wednesday, March 10, 2021
12:00– 6:00 pm

The Conference will reinforce proven strategies, address emerging challenges, and find innovative new ways to solve problems. Workshops and plenaries have been developed in concert with people who have experienced homelessness, and with a focus on race and equity.


2021 Data Quality Report Due Dates:

February 12, March 12, April 9, May 7, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10

We Need Your Input

Be on the lookout for more information as we further develop the HMIS Data Quality Management Plan. 


Monthly Housing Navigation and COVID Response Meeting

Occurs every first Tuesday | 3:00 pm

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 12:00pm

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