Building a Conversation: Aged Homelessness on the Rise

  • May 15, 2019
  • |Publications

Researchers are sounding an alarm on a trend that’s been emerging for years: the homeless population is growing older, and the number of older homeless Americans is growing larger. This is a trend that providers, first responders, and medical professionals have been seeing for quite some […]

It’s Time to Talk to Congress

  • May 14, 2019
  • |Publications

The next two weeks are a key time in Congress’s work to create spending bills for the 2020 Fiscal Year. Hearing from their constituents can make a big difference. You can help us make the case for more funding for […]

What I Learned about Housing First from Lloyd Pendleton

  • May 6, 2019
  • |Publications

This piece is authored by Matthew Doherty, Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness I was truly sorry to hear of the death of my friend Lloyd Pendleton in Utah earlier this year. Lloyd had provided incredible […]

Two Ways of Looking at It: How We Evaluate Homelessness Numbers

  • April 30, 2019
  • |Publications

The community of professionals working to end homelessness regularly rely on two types of numbers to judge progress in reaching our goal. “Counts” and “rates” figure significantly into both the Alliance’s recently released State of Homelessness 2019 and HUD’s Annual […]

The SYSTEM Series

  • April 25, 2019
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

The SYSTEM (Strengthening Your System to Energize Momentum) Series is designed to help communities more effectively end homelessness. Through Webinars, blogs post, fact sheets, and other resources, the SYSTEM Series provides tools that help communities: identify areas where they can […]

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 […]