News Releases



Budget Deal Represents Historic Investments in Homelessness Assistance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the nation grapples with rising homelessness and an affordable housing crisis, the final fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending bill that passed both houses of Congress this week includes vital investments to increase allocations for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homelessness Assistance Grants and other key programs.
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New Homeless Numbers Underscore Urgency to Increase Investment in Proven Solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C.A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shows that total homelessness increased this year for the first time since 2010. The 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reports that on a single night in 2017, 553,742 people were identified as experiencing homelessness, representing an increase of less than one percent over last year. Read More

National Alliance to End Homelessness Honors Pioneers in Innovation and Excellence at Annual Awards Ceremony

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Alliance to End Homelessness today announced recipients for the 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards. The Alliance’s Annual Awards Ceremony honors those individuals and organizations making extraordinary efforts to end homelessness in their communities, and recognizes their impact in advancing the mission to end homelessness nationwide. Read More

Statement on Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill

WASHINGTON, DC —  The National Alliance to End Homelessness cannot support any legislation that significantly cuts Medicaid funding and phases out Medicaid expansion. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill under consideration in the Senate represents a serious threat to…Read More

Ending Homelessness: Benchmarks for a New Congress and Administration

WASHINGTON, DC Over the last decade, federal efforts to address homelessness saw some success with the number of people experiencing homelessness decreasing slowly…Read More


Mayors Join with ‘National Alliance To End Homelessness’ to Release 38-City Snapshot Of Homelessness

WASHINGTON, DCThe 2016 annual assessment of hunger and homelessness released today by The U.S. Conference of Mayors found that despite the economic recovery, many cities across the country have rates of homelessness higher than the national rate of homelessness…Read More

Homeless Assistance for Families Could Top $10 Billion

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Alliance to End Homelessness says President Barack Obama’s request for $10.967 billion to help homeless families and children in his proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget … Read More

Rapid Re-Housing Best Available Solution for Homeless Families

WASHINGTON – A second round of results of a study released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), confirm that rapid re-housing is the most effective intervention available…Read More

HUD Study Confirms: Rapid Re-Housing Best Available Crisis Intervention for Homeless Families

WASHINGTON – A new study released by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reconfirms that despite their scarcity, long-term housing subsidies are the ideal when it comes to ending homelessness … Read More


The Alliance is the media’s go-to resource for information about housing and homelessness issues. Here are just a few of our latest mentions in the news:

Sheltered: Building Relationships Around Homelessness (Chronogram, Dec. 1, 2016)

Six of the Best Charities to Give to This Year (WJBD Radio, Nov. 29, 2016)

D.C. Nonprofit Begins Plans for Annual Candlelight Vigil (Nov. 30, 2016)

Virginia homeless population down (Fairfax County Times, Nov. 28, 2016)

Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund 6th Annual ‘Home For The Holidays’ Benefit (Edge Media Network, Nov. 25, 2016)

Report: Fewer Alabama Veterans Facing Homelessness (Yellowhammer, Nov. 25, 2016)

Young Girl Shares Insight into Homeless Life (KEPR 19, Nov. 16, 2016)

Here’s How You Can Help Homeless Vets This Veterans Day (The Huffington Post, Nov. 10, 2016)