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All Alabamians have a safe, decent and affordable

home with the support necessary to sustain it. 


To BRIDGE the gap between

Housing and Homelessness.


Respect. Responsibility.


The Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC) typically encompasses a large and diverse geographic area, including both rural and non-contiguous jurisdictions. In the case of the Alabama Balance of State Continuum of Care (AL507 BoS CoC), it was established in 2004 and currently serves a total of thirty-seven (37) counties. These counties are as follows: Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dallas, Escambia, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Lamar, Lee, Macon, Marengo, Marshall, Monroe, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Walker, Washington, and Wilcox. 

Responsibilities of the Continuum of Care Under HEARTH  ACT

Want to make an outreach Request? 

Are you or have you seen someone sleeping in the woods, on the streets, in their cars, in an abandoned building, or in another place not meant for human habitation? If so, complete the following outreach form: HOMELESS or KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS? COMPLETE OUTREACH REQUEST


42  rural counties of individuals, organizations and communities working together to end homelessness. 

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House 507 Family Initiative 

ARCH would like to recognize and support, at the local level, organizations that have played a pivotal role in assisting families with children. Please nominate an ORGANIZATION (must qualify for 501(c)(3) status) that is making a difference for families with children in one of ARCH's counties  

All nominations must be received by March 31, 2024. 


Nomination Form Instructions:

  • Nomination forms are located below and must be filled out completely and legibly.— please print or type.

  • Organizations may nominate themselves.

  • A maximum of two additional supporting documents are allowed to accompany the nomination form (e.g., reference letters, newspaper articles, etc.). Please don’t send DVDs, scrapbooks, binders or links to videos or websites.

  • All nomination information should be considered public and may be disclosed at the awards ceremony or to the media.

  • An independent panel of community leaders will choose a recipient from each county.

  • Judges may request additional information. Their decisions are final.


Helpful Hints:

  • Be specific and concise as possible

  • Focus on what exemplifies how the organization benefits families with children in the community.

  • Assume the judges know nothing about the organization and tell the story as you would a stranger.

  • Well-written nominations score higher with judges, If necessary, ask for help from someone you know who has excellent writing skills.

  • Have another person proofread the nomination for errors or omissions.


Entries must be emailed or mailed to the ARCH office and received by March 31, 2024.


Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 451

                              Attn: HOUSE 507 Family Initiatives

                              Montgomery, AL 36067

COVID-19, Other Infectious Diseases and Safety Measures

As part of the ongoing COVID-19 Planning Forward phase, ARCH regularly assesses the Health Protection Levels in the region where it is located. Although the State has lifted its mask mandate, we remain mindful of individuals with preexisting conditions. Additionally, due to our staff and partners frequently engaging in street outreach with vulnerable populations, sometimes in unsafe conditions, we encourage the use of masks within our facilities. However, individuals who choose not to wear masks assume personal responsibility, releasing ARCH from any resulting harm. The health and safety of our community members and staff remain our utmost priority, and we appreciate your understanding and commitment to safety. Please be aware that anyone entering the office must sign a waiver that addresses COVID-19 and other safety considerations. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

ARCH upholds a firm commitment to non-discrimination and shall not engage in discriminatory practices based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities encompass various aspects, including but not limited to the appointment and termination of ARCH's Board of Directors, hiring and termination of staff or contractors, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ARCH operates as an equal opportunity employer and maintains a policy of non-discrimination. We strictly prohibit any form of discrimination in employment, recruitment, Board membership, employment advertisements, compensation, termination, promotions, upgrading, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other discriminatory reason.

ARCH adheres to equal housing opportunity principles: ARCH provides housing assistance without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental handicap, familial status, national origin, or other protected classes. As per federal law and the policies of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), ARCH is strictly prohibited from engaging in discriminatory practices based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, or familial status.

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