Family homelessness has declined by 21 percent nationally over the last five years, but progress across and within states varies. State leadership can significantly further reductions in family homelessness through promoting evidence-based interventions. Below are resources and tools for state policy leaders and advocates interested in expanding effective programs to end family homelessness.
State Data on Family Homelessness
Overview of Family Homelessness
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and National Alliance to End Homelessness
On any given day, there are almost 57,000 families residing in emergency shelters, transitional housing or in places not intended for human habitation, such as cars, campgrounds, sheds or garages. Over the course of a year, approximately 150,000 families will reside in emergency shelters and/or transitional housing programs because they lack a safe alternative.