Thank you to everyone that attended our COC Annual Meeting
We covered many informative topics including, Columbus CARES, 2-1-1, SafeHouse Ministries Survey Results, NAEH resources, COC information, voting of COC leadership, and sharing of helpful resources and tools. Please refer to the meeting slides for links and agenda.

In 2010, almost half of our community did not participate in the census. The census sets up our community for representation, but also for funding. With a proper and true account, the valley could see an increase in financial opportunities for the betterment of us all. Let's make an effort to get counted, help your neighbor get counted, and help our vulnerable populations get counted. It only takes a few minutes - Everyone Counts. Complete the Census Here

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) provides vital resources to local organizations for recovery of COVID-19 necessary related expenses that are not reimbursed by any other source. The federal funds for CARES has been sent to the state of Georgia, and those monies will be distributed through the Columbus, GA Consolidated Government. (CCG)
CCG will awards funds available through CARES to non-profit agencies, small businesses; arts organizations; community assistance organizations and medical/health organizations. The requirement that expenditures be incurred ‘due to’ the public health emergency means that expenditures must be used for actions taken to respond to the public health emergency.

Eligible expenses must be:
  • COVID-19 necessary related expenses
  • Expenses NOT reimbursed by any other source

Saturday, August 15, 2020 | 8:00am - 11:00am
2100 Comer Avenue
Rear Parking Lot at 11th Ave & Center St


The Moving to Work Rapid Rehousing Voucher Program was designed to help provide rental assistance and services to individuals or families experiencing homelessness. The goal is to help people obtain housing quickly, become self-sufficient and sustain housing, eventually without the help of the program. The program, coupled with operative case management, has seen a positive response to addressing homelessness and the issues associated with it. The Housing Authority of Columbus Georgia facilitates the Moving to Work Rapid Rehousing Voucher Program for up to 150 households with collaboration with Home for good and community service providers. Read more

HUD is providing tools to help grantees and project owners to help identify and engage at-risk tenants, as well as to inform and guide tenants seeking a rent repayment plan. Read more

Homeless people, of course, need help to stay safe and get housing. Millions more people are at risk of becoming homelessness. NAEH shares a newsletter with several updates and calls to action. Read more
HMIS Resources


Sep 14 - Sep 13, 2021

A five-part series on advancing the role of emergency shelter in ending homelessness is designed for Emergency Shelter Providers and Continuum of Care stakeholders. The series will include live webcasts every Thursday at 1:00PM Eastern Daylight Time by Alliance staff and emergency shelter providers who have seen success after adopting a low-barrier, housing focused model. The five webcasts will provide an in-depth review of the five-key element of effective shelter, and how to begin implementing change. Cost is $300. Read more


COVID-19 Resource Digest for Homeless Providers

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


Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 3:00 pm EST
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