Category: Chronic Homelessness

New Research: Unsheltered Homelessness is a Health Crisis

Unsheltered individuals manage profound health challenges that broadly define them as a social group. This is the basic conclusion of a recent California Policy Lab (CPL) brief—Health Conditions Among Unsheltered Adults in the U.S. In the lead up to the […]

Introducing the State of Homelessness 2019

The Alliance is excited to release the State of Homelessness 2019. This web-based annual report uses data to chart the nation’s progress towards ending homelessness. The information further informs policymaking as well as national discussions focused on improving awareness and solutions.   As we move into a new year of the State of […]

Five Takeaways from HUD’s 2018 Homeless Count

Homelessness ticked up slightly in 2018. A 0.3 percent increase in HUD’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count was the headline from December’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR). However, there were five other important takeaways from the release. 1. Progress Is Happening, Especially […]

DESC: Sheltering the Most Vulnerable

Background Seattle’s Downtown Emergency Service Center opened its doors in 1979 as a low-barrier shelter for people with behavioral health and substance use challenges. In 1994, DESC’s mission to provide shelter for vulnerable people expanded to include providing permanent supportive […]

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