Open Doors Homeless Coalition is a collaborative initiative in South Mississippi dedicated to building solutions to homelessness through improved service delivery, community outreach and advocacy.
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Open Doors Homeless Coalition’s Coordinated Entry system is the “front door” to housing opportunities and services through the Continuum of Care.
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing
For individuals and families who are experiencing a housing crisis and qualify for assistance, or are living outside and identified by community outreach teams.
Creating Housing Options In Communities for Everyone (CHOICE) provides rental assistance, to make housing affordable for individuals with serious mental illness.
Continuum of Care
The Continuum of Care is a collaborative planning process involving over 50 member agencies and concerned citizens to create and implement solutions to homelessness.
Homesless Management Information System (HMIS)
Open Doors Homeless Coalition serves as the HMIS lead for in the six southern-most counties of Mississippi: Harrison, Jackson, Hancock, Stone, George, and Pearl River Counties.
Open Doors Homeless Coalition serves the six counties of South Mississippi
The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
Plan issued in December 2022 by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness to reduce homelessness by 25% by January 2025