"Ending Homelessness is a MUST and it is URGENT" FEWJ-

Help for Alabama Renters Impacted

Alabamians who live in a rental property in one of the counties serviced by the Alabama Rural Coalition for the Homeless (ARCH) are eligible for a streamlined process to receive rent and/or utility assistance from Emergency Rental Assistance Alabama. ERA Alabama created a partnership with ARCH that allows for reduced and streamlined documentation and eligibility requirements to provide assistance more quickly.

Alabama Balance of State CoC (AL-507)

Alabama Balance

of State CoC (AL-507)

Promoting Community-Wide Commitment to the
goal of ending homelessness

Geographic Areas

The Balance of State Continuum of Care coverage area include 42 of Alabama 67 Counties: 𝐵𝑎𝑟𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑟, 𝐵𝑖𝑏𝑏, 𝐵𝑙𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡, 𝐵𝑢𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑟, 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑠, 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑡𝑜𝑛, 𝐶ℎ𝑜𝑐𝑡𝑎𝑤, 𝐶𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑒, 𝐶𝑙𝑎𝑦, 𝐶𝑙𝑒𝑏𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑒, 𝐶𝑜𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑒, 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑢ℎ, 𝐶𝑜𝑜𝑠𝑎, 𝐶𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑡𝑜𝑛, 𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑤, 𝐶𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑚𝑎𝑛, 𝐷𝑎𝑙𝑒, 𝐷𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑠, 𝐸𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑚𝑏𝑖𝑎, 𝐹𝑎𝑦𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒, 𝐺𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑎, 𝐺𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑛𝑒, 𝐻𝑎𝑙𝑒, 𝐻𝑒𝑛𝑟𝑦, 𝐻𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑛, 𝐽𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑠𝑜𝑛, 𝐿𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑟, 𝐿𝑒𝑒,  𝑀𝑎𝑐𝑜𝑛, 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑜, 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙, 𝑀𝑜𝑛𝑟𝑜𝑒, 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑟𝑦, 𝑃𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑒𝑛𝑠, 𝑃𝑖𝑘𝑒, 𝑅𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑙𝑝ℎ, 𝑆𝑢𝑚𝑡𝑒𝑟, 𝑇𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑔𝑎, 𝑇𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑝𝑜𝑜𝑠𝑎, 𝑊𝑎𝑙𝑘𝑒𝑟, 𝑊𝑎𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑡𝑜𝑛 and 𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑐𝑜𝑥 counties.

ARCH Receives $1.25 Million from Bezos Day 1
Families Fund Grant

ARCH Streamlined Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program.

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Have you checked out our latest program “HOUSE 507” yet?
Through HOUSE 507 as a component of the ESG-CV project our goal is to HOUSE 507 individuals and families in our 42 counties within a year!

To be eligible for HOUSE 507 services individuals must be “homeless”, based on category 1 of the “homeless” definition found at 24 CFR 576.2. In addition, to be eligible for the following activities, individuals must be moving into a housing unit that meets ESG standards for permanent housing (24 CFR 576.403(c)) and lead-based paint standards (24 CFR 576.403(a)) in compliance with federal ESG (24 CFR 576.104, 576.105, 576.106)

387 Families Housed

Our Impact

Households Assisted
Unhoused to Housed
Unhoused to Housed
Homes Repaired/ Replaced

Alabama Balance of State CoC

The Alabama Balance of State Continuum of Care is the group composed of representatives of relevant organizations that are organized to plan for and provide, as necessary, a system of outreach, engagement, and assessment; emergency shelter; rapid rehousing; transitional housing; permanent housing; and prevention strategies to assess the various needs of homeless or at risk of homelessness persons in the Alabama Balance of State geographic area. The Alabama Balance of State Continuum of Care serves as the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’S) recognized decision making body for the Continuum rule at 24 CRF 578, Subpart B. entitled” Establishing and Operating a Continuum of Care.”. 

ARCH Programs

CoC funding serves homeless populations through Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), Transitional Housing (TH), Rapid Re-Housing (RRH), Supportive Services, HMIS Projects, and is accessed through an annual application process.



A national program designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA)
L-R David Kelly, Michael Regalbuto, Corrina Salazar and Jeanne Rivera are all tenants at 1232 E. 2nd St. in Long Beach and have received 60-day notices to vacate, which go into effect Feb. 1, the day after county and state eviction bans are set to expire. Experts worry this could be part of a larger trend, in Long Beach on Friday, December 11, 2020. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)


Responsible for coordinating and implementing a homeless response system to meet the needs of persons experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness

A multi-ethnic family standing together in front of their home, by the front door. The mixed race boy, 5 years old, is standing in front of his Caucasian mother, and holding his African-American father's hand. They are smiling.

Rapid Rehousing

For additional information regarding the differences between CoC and ESG Rapid Re-Housing, please refer to the HUD published document

Strategic Planning


BoS CoC Strategic Plan

The Alabama Balance of State CoC adopted a Strategic Plan to End Homelessness. This plan embraces bold goals and describes various concrete strategies for achieving these goals, which include reducing and ending homelessness among various subpopulations.

Most Recent Press Release

ARCH Receives $1.25 Million from Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant

We’re thrilled to be one of 32 organizations receiving a grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund this year. This funding will help us continue to ensure that no child in rural Alabama goes without safe shelter.

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