Category: Unsheltered

The Alliance’s Unsheltered blog series, explores trends, data, and interventions related to unsheltered homelessness.

Alternatives to Criminalization

As described in part one of this series, unsheltered homelessness presents a unique aspect of danger: the criminalization of homelessness puts those living outdoors at constant risk of potentially dangerous interactions with police. Shifting the response to unsheltered homelessness from […]

Is Being Homeless a Crime?

Living on the streets means constantly being vulnerable – to the elements, to illness and hunger, and to the very group who should be there to protect you: law enforcement. Far-reaching efforts to criminalize homelessness make the already-precarious state of […]

Key Takeaways from Ending Homelessness: A Virtual Conference

This year, the Alliance’s conference looked and felt different: for the first time, it was virtual. Most everyone attended from their offices or homes, and the number of workshops was smaller than previous conferences. However, Alliance staff, participants, and attendees left this conference […]

New Report Shows Rise in Homelessness in Advance of COVID-19 Crisis

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress (Part 1) shows that 580,466 people were counted as homeless during the 2020 Point-in-Time count, representing a 2.2% increase over 2019. This marks the fourth consecutive annual increase in homelessness, following sustained […]

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