Point In Time Count 2021 - PRELIMINARY DATA 

Volunteers surveyed a total of 254 individuals experiencing homelessness in shelters, transitional housing, and unsheltered in Muscogee and Russell County. The survey collected data about each individual’s current housing situation, family, and health. 
This last year was unique due to the record freezing temperatures and Coronavirus. The 254 total is up 2% from last year, many of which are most likely due to the pandemic. Two warming shelters were open, leaving only 18 unsheltered.  
Thank you to our Chair for this year’s Point In Time Count Holli Browder, Director of the Columbus Parks. And we sincerely thank the many volunteers without whom we could not do the work we do. 

As the pandemic continues, many renters are on the brink of eviction and the demand for rental assistance programs throughout the community is sky-rocketing.

Some new funding awarded to the state through the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance program could help alleviate some of the pressure though.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says $552 million will be put aside and given to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to distribute to landlords and community outreach programs that qualify.

Alabama Housing Finance Authority (AHFA) will soon begin administering relief for renter households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Alabama Program. They will begin accepting applications from landlords and tenants for ERA Alabama assistance on March 1. Read more

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System will open the Columbus Downtown VA Clinic, which will provide a comprehensive response to get homeless Veterans the assistance they need, including safe housing. Read more

Saturday, February 27 | 9:00 am
Central Activity Center
2500 14th Street, Phenix City,

Alabama residents. Drive-thru style, please mask up! Read more

What is the Reentry Partnership Housing Program? The Reentry Partnership Housing (RPH) Program is a means to provide housing to qualified individuals under the supervision of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) who do not have valid residence plans. Read more
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

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has created a website to help Georgians preregister for the COVID-19 vaccination. It also centralizes information about how the vaccine is allocated to states.

Schedule a vaccine, find ADPH drive-thru and walk-in locations, fact sheet on what to expect, and more.

Interactive Dashboard: Information about vaccines administered, vaccine providers, and demographics. Read more

Interactive Dashboard: Information about vaccines administered, vaccination by county, and race and ethnicity data. Read more

Local libraries have partnered with the West Central Health District to help anyone in Phase 1A who needs to register. Call during regular library hours and have your name added to the list. Read more


A practical newsletter for people ending homelessness. Featuring:
  • Updated CDC Vaccination FAQs
  • USICH Update
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • HUD Resources

The SAMHSA DTAC Bulletin is a monthly newsletter used to share updates in the field, post upcoming activities, and highlight new resources. Read the latest

In Alabama, HOME has helped finance 322 developments, adding 11,269 affordable rental units to our state's housing stock.
Thank you to all of our partners who have helped make the HOME Program successful in Alabama. Watch video
GHA Disaster Readiness Newsletter - by Georgia's Healthcare Coalitions to our emergency preparedness partners.


CDBG-DR Monthly Reports as of February 1, 2021:
  • 2008 Grants Targeted for Closeout
  • CDBG-DR Affordable Rental Housing Expenditures
  • Disaster Recovery Enhancement Fund Expenditures
  • CDBG-DR Grant Expenditure Report

Reports detail the size of each grant received over the past several years, as well as the total amount of funds currently available to be spent on affordable housing and community and economic development activities. Read more

This is a DRGR update regarding geographic datasets used for compliance purposes with Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grant requirements. Read more


Registration is now open to attend the NHSDC Spring Conference! This virtual conference will run from April 12–29, 2021 with the theme of “A Year of Crisis – Humans Services Data’s Role in Recovery from the Pandemic.” Read more


Monthly Housing Navigation and COVID Response Meeting

Occurs every first Tuesday | 3:00 pm
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