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, […]

2017 Transatlantic Practice Exchange Report

  • Publications|
  • September 19, 2017

The Transatlantic Practice Exchange 2017 reports bring together learning and reflections from professionals in US and UK homelessness services, who spent up to two weeks hosted by providers in each other’s countries. The UK group covered Housing First for Women, Employment, Strengths Based Practice and Critical Time Intervention. The US group explored Employment; Youth Homelessness; Engaging […]

Homelessness in the Most Populous U.S. Metro Areas, 2016 – Interactive Map

  • Interactive Tools and Maps|
  • September 1, 2017

Data reflect homelessness on a given night in 2016 according to the sum of annual Point-in-Time counts reported by Continuums of Care (CoCs) within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Most MSAs encompass multiple city or county-level CoCs. Where a CoC geography is only partially within the MSA, counts are estimated based on the proportion of […]

Homeless System Evaluator Tool

  • Training Materials|
  • August 6, 2017

The Center for Capacity Building developed a Homeless System Evaluator Tool. This tool is designed to help communities determine how well they are preventing and ending homelessness based on data from their system.

Unsheltered Homelessness: Trends, Causes, and Strategies to Address

  • Data, Publications|
  • July 26, 2017

People sleeping on park benches and street corners are the most visible reminder of the United States’ continuing struggle with homelessness. On any given night, over 175,000 people are unsheltered, sleeping outside or in places not meant for human habitation. On a positive note, unsheltered homelessness has been declining nationally for several years, but some jurisdictions, […]

Advocacy 101 Motion Graphic

  • Interactive Tools and Maps|
  • July 26, 2017

Alliance Advocacy Guides 2017: The Essentials of Advocating to End Homelessness

  • Publications|
  • July 15, 2017

Advocacy is essential in the efforts to end homelessness across the country, as government resources and partnership help leverage local efforts. One of the most important things you can do to is get involved at home and organize in your community, and there are many different ways to take action, such as facilitating call-in or […]

Medicaid Call-In Day Guide

  • Publications|
  • June 28, 2017

On June 22, 2017, advocates across the country are coming together to flood their Members of Congress with calls to protect healthcare resources that are essential in the fight to end homelessness. As we get closer to that date, we need you to rally your communities to get engaged. Here’s what you can do: Email […]

Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Toolkit

  • Toolkits|
  • June 7, 2017

Providers around the country are finding that rapid re-housing can be an effective intervention to help young people experiencing homelessness. These providers are using the same core components of rapid re-housing as adult rapid re-housing providers: housing identification, rent and move-in assistance, and case management and services, but tailoring each component according to where young people are […]

Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Learning Community

  • Webinars|
  • May 25, 2017

The Alliance is conducting regular online meeting of providers, system leaders, and technical assistance specialists from around the country in an effort to better understand best practices for using rapid re-housing to end youth homelessness. This Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Learning Community provides an opportunity for peer learning and served as an outlet for the […]