The Official Blog of the National Alliance to End Homelessness

Exploring the Crisis of Unsheltered Homelessness

Each night, nearly 200,000 Americans sleep outside or in a place not meant for human habitation, like an abandoned building, a park, or a car. Between 2015 and 2017, this population of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness jumped by almost 20,000. And while this represents only one-third of all people experiencing homelessness, it remains the most […]

As Housing Affordability Takes Center Stage, Organizations Take Action on Policy

As results from the 2018 Point-in Time Counts begin to emerge, we see a scattered portrait of homelessness in the United States. While many communities are making progress, homelessness continues to rise elsewhere. Meanwhile, the housing affordability crisis looms large, as wages continue to fall far beneath housing costs. According to the National Low Income […]

What Gets Measured Gets Managed

This guest post was written by Jill Khadduri, Senior Fellow and Principal Associate for Social and Economic Policy at Abt Associates. An old adage tells us, “What gets measured gets managed.” That’s why, beginning in the early 2000s, communities across the country have routinely collected data on homelessness. Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban […]

A Workforce and Housing System that Works for Everyone

Helping people find employment is an important strategy to prevent and end homelessness. New research and on-the-ground experiences show that these efforts are most effective when homeless service and public workforce systems have a close partnership. A recent study from the Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty and Economic Opportunity draws from in-depth interviews with leaders in […]

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