Resources

Racial Disparities in Homelessness in the United States

  • Data|
  • June 6, 2018

Most minority groups in the United States experience homelessness at higher rates than Whites, and therefore make up a disproportionate share of the homeless population: African Americans make up more than 40% of the homeless population, but represent 13 percent of the general population. American Indians/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and those of […]

Racial Inequalities in Homelessness, by the Numbers

  • Data|
  • June 4, 2018

Most minority groups in the United States experience homelessness at higher rates than Whites, and therefore make up a disproportionate share of the homeless population. African Americans make up 13 percent of the general population, but more than 40 percent of the homeless population. Similarly, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and people […]

2018 Point-in-Time Counts

  • Data, Interactive Tools and Maps|
  • May 22, 2018

Each year, communities in every state complete an annual “Point-in-Time” count of people experiencing homelessness. The most recent Point-in-Time count was conducted in January 2018 and the complete data will be released in a national report later this year. Before the national report, many communities publish results from their local counts. These local reports can […]

Matching Permanent Supportive Housing to the Most Vulnerable: A State-by-State Snapshot

  • Data|
  • May 9, 2018

Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is a proven solution for the most vulnerable chronically homeless people. PSH ends a person’s homelessness by pairing housing with case management and voluntary supportive services. Investments in PSH have helped decrease the number of chronically homeless individuals by 28 percent since 2008. Despite the progress, only 42 percent of PSH […]

Emergency Shelters Are Serving an Increasingly Vulnerable Population

  • Data|
  • April 18, 2018

Emergency shelters play a critical role in a community’s homelessness response system: they provide an immediate place to stay while people reconnect with housing. Shelters work best when people can enter and exit rapidly, with an appropriate level of services for their needs. However, emergency shelters nationwide are seeing an increase in the share of […]

Presentations from the 2017 National Conference on Ending Homelessness

  • Training Materials|
  • April 5, 2018

Catch up on the latest from the conference.

A Blueprint for the Year Ahead: The President’s Budget Proposal and What You Can Do About It

  • Webinars|
  • February 22, 2018

This webinar breaks down the president’s FY 2019 budget proposal and launches the Alliance’s FY 2019 advocacy campaign focused on increased funding for homeless assistance programs and defense against harmful cuts to the social safety net. Speakers provide a brief overview of the federal budget and appropriations process and analysis of the administration’s proposed funding […]

Family Homelessness in the United States: a State-by-State Snapshot

  • Data, Interactive Tools and Maps|
  • February 20, 2018

Almost 60,000 families with children (57,971) are homeless on any given night in the United States, according to the 2017 federal Point-in-Time count. Nationally, that means 7.4 out of every 10,000 families are homeless. But family homelessness is not experienced equally across all states. Three states and the District of Columbia have rates far higher […]

Frequently Asked Questions for Low Barrier Shelters

  • Webinars|
  • February 15, 2018

In 2017, the Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building launched the Emergency Shelter Learning Series — a collection of webinars, infographics, tools, and assessments — to help shelters implement effective housing-focused practices. It provides guidance for how shelters can lower barriers and gives tools to system leaders to better integrate and support shelters in their efforts […]

Making the Connection: Homelessness and the Opioid Crisis

  • Webinars|
  • January 19, 2018

Recently, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Years of rising prescription opioid use and misuse, followed by a surge in the use of illicit opioids, have led to a spike in overdoses and deaths in the United States. Opioid use disorders (OUD) are particularly hard on homeless populations, where the prevalence […]

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