Many Western and Southern States Lack Sufficient Shelter Capacity for Individual Homeless Adults

  • April 24, 2019
  • |Data and Graphics

The most recent Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress reveals that nearly half (48%) of all homeless individuals are unsheltered—living in their cars, on the streets, or in some other place not meant for human habitation. Unsheltered homelessness is driven […]

Introducing the SYSTEM Series

  • April 23, 2019
  • |Publications

Every day, the team at the Alliance works to help communities build more effective systems for ending homelessness. That work rolls out in several forms: through on-the-ground trainings and technical assistance in communities; with webinars, blogs, toolkits, and conference workshops; […]

The Alliance’s Racial Equity Network Toolkit

  • April 18, 2019
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

In 2018, the Alliance formed a Racial Equality Network (REN) of local and state systems and program leaders and advocates to inspire more engagement about best practices, data collection, and action steps at the systems level. The intent is to […]

Visualizing Progress: How Do We Translate Data?

  • April 16, 2019
  • |Publications

One of the most important advances in the effort to end homelessness has been the shift toward evidence based, data-driven practices. This requires analyzing large swaths of data from HMIS, HUD, and other related sources to see what efforts are actually moving the needle. That’s an awful lot of information to […]

Introducing the State of Homelessness 2019

  • April 10, 2019
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

The Alliance is excited to release the State of Homelessness 2019. This web-based annual report uses data to chart the nation’s progress towards ending homelessness. The information further informs policymaking as well as national discussions focused on improving awareness and solutions. As we move into a new year of the State of […]

Serving Native Women Experiencing Homelessness: From Trauma to Transformation

  • March 29, 2019
  • |Publications

This post is authored by Colleen Echohawk, Executive Director of Chief Seattle Club As Women’s History Month concludes, we have an important opportunity to discuss the intersection of women’s homelessness, their experiences of trauma, and racial inequity. Native American women […]

New Data Makes it Clear: Families Need Affordable, Permanent Housing

  • March 22, 2019
  • |Publications

New data from the National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE indicates that 1.355 million children experienced homelessness over the 2016-2017 school year. The data highlights the challenge facing homeless school liaisons who are charged with ensuring each of these […]

What Housing First Really Means

  • March 18, 2019
  • |Publications

No two people experience homelessness the same way. Some have a mental health diagnosis, some do not. Some are living with addiction, others are not. Some spend each night in shelter, while others sleep in doorways, cars, or encampments. Yet, […]

Five Questions for the Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference

  • February 15, 2019
  • |Publications

Next week, the Alliance will host its long-awaited West Coast conference. This year’s event represents a focused opportunity to address an often-overlooked population: individual homeless adults The sessions will take into account many subpopulations among individual adults, including veterans, youth […]

Individual Homelessness: What are the Trends?

  • February 11, 2019
  • |Publications

In less than two weeks, the Alliance will be convening nearly one thousand experts from across the country for a conference focused on ending homelessness among individual homeless adults. The need is clear. Despite successes with some subpopulations (like the […]