Resources

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 […]

2018 Point-in-Time Counts

  • Interactive Tools and Maps|
  • April 9, 2018

This map serves as a database of January 2016 Point-in-Time Counts that have been reported in media reports or on Continuum of Care/government websites.

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 […]

The Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness

  • Data|
  • December 8, 2017

The Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness is a new resource dedicated to synthesizing and explaining the key research insights needed to end homelessness. The Alliance partnered with Abt Associates to build the Evidence Base, a collection of research briefs that cover key areas in the study of homelessness. The Evidence Base can be searched […]

2018 Transatlantic Practice Exchange Application

  • Training Materials|
  • November 29, 2017

The Alliance and its partners in the United Kingdom are excited to open applications for the 2018 Transatlantic Practice Exchange. This project is delivered by Homeless Link and the National Alliance to End Homelessness, with funding from the Oak Foundation. The Exchange aims to develop future leaders in the homelessness sector and establish transatlantic good […]

Homelessness and the Opioid Crisis: Background, Funding, and Resources

  • Publications|
  • November 3, 2017

In October, 2017, President Donald 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 both overdoses and deaths in the United States. Opioid use disorders are particularly hard on homeless populations, […]

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