Statement in Response to USICH’s “Expanding the Toolbox” Report
October 20, 2020 – This week, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the Federal agency tasked with coordinating the national effort to end homelessness, released its new strategic plan, entitled “Expanding the Toolbox: The Whole-of-Government Response to Homelessness.” Unfortunately, the document is neither strategic nor a plan, despite the urgency for both given the rising levels of homelessness during the Trump administration.
National Homelessness and Housing Organizations Respond to USICH Report
October 19, 2020 – Twelve national organizations, representing advocates and leaders in national efforts to end homelessness, released the following statement on today’s release of a new U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) strategic plan, “Expanding the Toolbox: The Whole-of-Government Response to Homelessness.”
Statement: National Alliance to End Homelessness Calls on Federal Leaders to Reverse Course on Recent Policies
October 1, 2020 – The National Alliance to End Homelessness calls upon the Administration to immediately restore fair housing requirements, reinstate shelter protection for transgender people, and support training that helps the homelessness system address racism.
National Alliance to End Homelessness Statement in Support of the “HEROES 2.0” Act
September 30, 2020 – The National Alliance to End Homelessness today expressed its strong support for the recently-unveiled “HEROES 2.0” Act.
National Alliance to End Homelessness Kicks Off Nonpartisan Voter Engagement Effort
September 21, 2020 – The National Alliance to End Homelessness today announced Every One Votes, a nonpartisan initiative to ensure that people experiencing homeless are registered to vote and are able to exercise their right to do so.
Statement on the Revocation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule
July 30, 2020 – The National Alliance to End Homelessness stands opposed to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) decision to revoke the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule (AFFH rule).
Statement on Proposed Changes to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Equal Access Rule
July 1, 2020 – The National Alliance to End Homelessness opposes the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to HUD’s Equal Access Rule, which would eliminate protections to ensure that transgender people experiencing homelessness can access shelter.
New Partnership Calls for the Use of CARES Act Funding to Serve People Experiencing Homelessness, Historically Marginalized Communities, & Extremely Low-Income Households
June 25, 2020 – A partnership of seven leading national organizations and experts have launched the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response to guide how homelessness systems can leverage the CARES Act to simultaneously conduct emergency protective measures while planning for recovery-oriented uses of these funds.
National Alliance to End Homelessness Statement on Structural Racism and Racial Inequity
June 2, 2020 – The National Alliance to End Homelessness stands in solidarity with all parties fighting to end pervasive structural racism in the United States. The recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and Breonna Taylor reinforce a terrible legacy of systematic racism, racial injustice, and senseless violence inflicted against African Americans. It is time now that we all stand up in opposition to such oppression.
New Survey Results Show Urgent Challenges in Helping People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 28, 2020 – New survey results released today by the National Alliance to End Homelessness show that people experiencing homelessness face alarming challenges in accessing the services they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Report Indicates Massive Human and Financial Impact of COVID-19 Virus on Homelessness
March 23, 2020 – A new report looks at the likely and alarming impact of the COVID-19 virus on the homeless population. It accounts for hospitalization and mortality rates for people experiencing homelessness, and assesses the cost of preventing these outcomes by adopting the same interventions and reductions in contact that are being required for the population at large.
New Homelessness Numbers Reflect Uneven Progress, Increased Urgency
January 9, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reveals that an estimated 567,715 people were identified homeless on a single night in 2019. This represents a 2.7 percent increase over 2018.
Statement on the Appointment of USICH Executive Director, Robert Marbut
December 3, 2019 – Today, the National Alliance to End Homelessness was informed that Robert Marbut has been named as the incoming Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), replacing Matthew Doherty, who left USICH on November 14, 2019.
Statement from the National Alliance to End Homelessness on the Dismissal of US Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director, Matthew Doherty
November 18, 2019 – The National Alliance to End Homelessness was extremely disappointed to learn last Friday that Matthew Doherty had resigned his position as Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) under pressure from the Administration.
Statement from the National Alliance to End Homelessness on Declines in Veteran Homelessness
November 12, 2019 – The National Alliance to End Homelessness is pleased to report that veteran homelessness went down 2.1 percent between 2018 and 2019 (based on data collected at a point-in-time in January of those years). The decrease was announced today by Secretary Carson of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. It is a welcome reminder that the mission of ending homelessness is, in fact, achievable.
Statement from the National Alliance to End Homelessness in Response to the White House Council of Economic Advisers’ Report on Homelessness
September 17, 2019 – The White House Council of Economic Advisers’ recent report, “The State of Homelessness in America” reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of homelessness, the programs that end homelessness, and the people who experience it. The authors cast doubts, refute progress, and offer disparate theories, while offering no realistic solutions.
Statement from the National Alliance to End Homelessness on President Trump’s Comments on Homelessness
July 2, 2019 – President Trump’s comments on homelessness in American cities are long overdue but far off target. Although the National Alliance to End Homelessness appreciates that the President views this crisis with urgency, his comment that, “we’re really not very equipped as a government to be doing that kind of work,” is surprising, given the success of the federal government in reducing homelessness over the past ten years.
Statement on the White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing Development
June 26, 2019 — Reversing the nation’s affordable housing crisis and halting the growth of homelessness will require a robust, sustained, and sophisticated effort. Removing needless regulation is one strategy, but it cannot be the only one.
Statement on Proposed Changes to HUD’s Equal Access Rule
May 23, 2019 – The National Alliance to End Homelessness is firmly opposed to the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to the Equal Access Rule.
Homelessness Declines Among Key Populations, Despite Stubborn Numbers Overall
December 17, 2018 – Homelessness in the nation increased by 0.3 percent in 2018, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress reports that on a single night in 2018, 552,830 people were identified as experiencing homelessness.
Budget Deal Represents Historic Investments in Homelessness Assistance
March 23, 2018 – 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.
New Homeless Numbers Underscore Urgency to Increase Investment in Proven Solutions
December 6, 2017 – 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
October 10, 2017 — 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
September 25, 2017 — 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, D.C. – 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
December 14, 2016 – The 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
February 8, 2016 – 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
October 25, 2016 – 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
July 8, 2015 – 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