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Here are a few of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about homelessness and the Alliance’s role in helping to end homelessness in America. Q: How many people are homeless? A: On a given night in 2022, at least 582,462 people […]


Low-Income, High Risk Low-income households are typically unemployed or underemployed due to a number of factors, such as a challenging labor market; limited education; a gap in work history; a criminal record; unreliable transportation or unstable housing; poor health or […]

Homelessness and Racial Disparities

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 49 percent of homeless families with children. This imbalance has […]

Domestic Violence

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 service programs seeking […]


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 disabling and stable […]