Homelessness is defined by
the federal government as:

An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence; and an individual who has a primary night-time residence that is…

  • a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill);
  • an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
  • a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

Cost of chronic homelessness in Waco:
Cost Per Person Per Year $39,000
Total Annual Cost $3.5 million

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Help Desk Ticket

The agency needing help will need to submit a HMIS Help Desk Ticket that will be address by HMIS within 72 hours. If the ticket is received on a weekend or holiday the 72 hours will begin on the next business work day.

Continuum of Care (COC) 2017 Program Registration & Information

COC Program Registration Notice

COC Program Registration Application

NOFA Policy Requirements and General Section

General Section FONSI

Funding Availability - HUD Exchange

Continuum of Care Grant Awards 2015

Continuum of Care Grant Awards 2016

HMIS Information

HMIS Proposed Rate Schedule

HMIS Policies and Standard Operating Procedures

HMIS Data and Technical Standards Final Notice

Equal Housing Opportunity

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