What Causes Homelessness?

When Housing is Out of Reach

More than at any other time, there is a lack of housing that low income people can afford. Without housing options, people face eviction, instability and homelessness.

Housing

Income and Housing Affordability

Low income households often do not earn enough to pay for food, clothing, transportation and a place they can call home.

Income

Connecting Homelessness and Health

Health and homelessness are inextricably linked. Health problems can cause a person’s homelessness as well as be exacerbated by the experience. Housing is key to addressing the health needs of people experiencing homelessness.

Health

The Impact of Disparity

While homelessness affects all races and ethnic groups, it impacts some minorities at higher rates.

Racial Inequality

Escaping Violence

Many survivors of domestic violence become homeless when leaving an abusive relationship.

Domestic Violence