Content Type: Publications

Homelessness and Racial Disparities

Updated December 2023. The most striking disparity can be found among African Americans, who represent 13 percent of the general population but account for 37 percent of people experiencing homelessness and more than 50 percent of homeless families with children. […]

Domestic Violence

Updated December 2023. Domestic Violence and Homelessness A domestic violence experience is common among youth, single adults, and families who become homeless. For many, it is the immediate cause of their homelessness. Survivors of domestic violence may turn to homeless […]


Updated December 2023. Health and Homelessness An acute physical or behavioral health crisis or any long-term disabling condition may lead to homelessness; homelessness itself can exacerbate chronic medical conditions. A person can become chronically homeless when his or her health condition becomes […]


Updated December 2023. Housing Affordability and Homelessness The nation is currently facing one of the most severe affordable housing crises in history. Not surprisingly, those living in poverty are the most significantly affected. In the 1970s, communities had plenty of […]

Working in Homeless Services: A Survey of the Field

The following report summarizes key findings from a 2023 survey of homeless service workers conducted by the Homelessness Research Institute at the National Alliance to End Homelessness. It reveals insights on the workforce’s motivations to be part of this mission; […]