Data Snapshot: Reductions in Transitional Housing Do Not Cause Increases in Unsheltered Homelessness

  • February 20, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics

Most States Reduced Unsheltered Homelessness While Also Reducing Transitional Housing Beds An analysis of federal homelessness data debunks the claim that increases in unsheltered homelessness are the result of the federal government’s pivot to Housing First approaches. The analysis shows […]

Data Snapshot: Most Individual Homeless Adults Are Underserved by Existing Strategies

  • February 16, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics

According to the latest U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development data, individual homeless adults – those who are not part of a family with children during an episode of homelessness – represent the largest population of people experiencing homelessness. […]

Keeping People and Pets Together

  • February 4, 2020
  • |Publications

Evidence shows that animal companionship is fortifying and contributes to the emotional well-being of people experiencing homelessness, including encouraging owners to obtain sobriety, leave abusive relationships, and avoid incarceration. As part of the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ efforts to advance low-barrier emergency […]

The Alliance’s Racial Equity Network Action Steps

  • February 3, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Publications

The Alliance’s Racial Equity Network (REN) has developed some action steps that communities may find useful if they find racial or ethnic disparities in their homelessness system. These action steps follow the release of the REN’s Racial Equity Toolkit to […]

Statement on the Appointment of USICH Executive Director, Robert Marbut

  • December 3, 2019
  • |Publications

December 3, 2019 — Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Alliance to End Homelessness was informed that Robert Marbut will be named as the incoming Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), replacing Matthew Doherty, who […]

Poverty is Down — But Concerns About Homelessness Remain Up

  • October 7, 2019
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Poverty rates are down: the U.S. Census Bureau has been documenting modest declines since 2010. And, in a recent report, the agency detailed a 0.5 percent decrease in the number of people living below the poverty line in 2018. Since […]

Closing Out the Demographic Data Project: A Focus on Geography

  • September 30, 2019
  • |Publications

Previous installments of the Demographic Data Project have illustrated how people’s experiences of homelessness can vary based on WHO they are: their race, gender, and gender identity. But in the latest installment, we add a new layer on analysis: a […]

Data Visualization: Homeless Population Representation by Location

  • September 30, 2019
  • |Data and Graphics

The fourth and final installment of the Alliance’s Demographic Data Project analyzes how geography plays a role in the demographics of homeless populations nationwide. The visualization below demonstrates the occurrence of homelessness among major cities, “other urban” areas (smaller cities), […]

Demographic Data Project: Geography

  • September 30, 2019
  • |Publications

Other installments of this series focus on the racial, ethnic, and gender demographics of homelessness in America. They explore similarities and differences among groups. In this brief, we add a new layer to the analysis—geography. Demographic factors can vary according […]

Statement from the National Alliance to End Homelessness in Response to the White House Council of Economic Advisers’ Report on Homelessness

  • September 24, 2019
  • |Publications

The White House Council of Economic Advisers’ recent report, “The State of Homelessness in America” reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of homelessness, the programs that end homelessness, and the people who experience it. The authors cast doubts, refute progress, and offer […]