State Solutions to Ending Family Homelessness

June 26, 2019  |  Data and Graphics

Families experiencing homelessness at a point-in-time declined by 24 percent nationally since 2013, with 34 states reporting declines of one-third or more. 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

Frequently Asked Questions About Data Sources and Tableau

Overview of Family Homelessness
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and National Alliance to End Homelessness

On any given day, there are almost 54,000 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.

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