Appendix: Resources to Support the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response

  • June 30, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Publications

The Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response provides guidance for how homelessness systems can leverage the CARES Act and approval of other funding sources (such as FEMA Public Assistance) to simultaneously conduct emergency protective measures while planning for recovery-oriented uses […]

State of Homelessness: Findings from the 2020 Edition (Webinar)

  • June 25, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications, Toolkits and Training Materials

In a recent webinar, the Homelessness Research Institute (HRI) at the National Alliance to End Homelessness provides an overview of key findings from the recently released State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition report. Learn about homelessness data on both national and […]

State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition Graphics

  • June 25, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

The following graphics correspond to data published in the State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition. Please click on each thumbnail to download the full version of the graphic. Data Rates of Homelessness: Race Increases in Homelessness (by Percent): Gender Permanent and […]

Racial Equity & Coordinated Entry: Where Can Disparities Happen in the Process?

  • June 4, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

Coordinated entry is a mechanism to shift homeless systems’ response methods from project-centric to person-centric, and based on community-level standards for referrals and program entry. Coordinated entry also ensures that scarce homelessness resources are triaged based on community-determined needs and […]

Racial Inequalities in Homelessness, by the Numbers

  • June 1, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics

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 […]

Community-level Responses of Homelessness Assistance Programs to COVID-19: Data from May 2020

  • May 28, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

A new survey, conducted by the Alliance in May 2020, demonstrates the continual challenges and gaps in resources Continuums of Care (CoCs) face while serving people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, targeted to CoC leadership, inquires how […]

How to Effectively Work with Federal, State, and Local Leaders

  • May 20, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

Regular engagement with elected officials is critical to any community’s efforts to end homelessness. Programs depend on federal, state, and local funding, so it is essential to regularly educate policymakers that investing in ending homelessness is good for their community. […]

Exploring the State of Homelessness in 2020

  • May 14, 2020
  • |Publications

Today the Alliance is releasing an updated version of its annual report—The State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition. As in previous years, it continues to be a tool to help evaluate the nation’s progress towards ending homelessness. Based on data collected […]

COVID-19: Federal Resource Guideline Series

  • May 6, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to homelessness systems, and with that, expanded several avenues of federal funding available for community response. The following resources are designed to help communities understand the various resources available to them, what activities […]

Using Your Data to Analyze Racial Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • May 4, 2020
  • |Publications

As many states have now begun to report demographic data about who is getting sick and who is dying from COVID-19, it should come as no surprise that the pandemic is hitting Black communities particularly hard. We know in general that Black people […]