Resources

Make 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, […]

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 […]

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