Emergency shelters play a critical role in a community’s homelessness response system: they provide an immediate place to stay while people reconnect with housing. Shelters work best when people can enter and exit rapidly, with an appropriate level of services for their needs. However, emergency shelters nationwide are seeing an increase in the share of […]
This map serves as a database of January 2016 Point-in-Time Counts that have been reported in media reports or on Continuum of Care/government websites.
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This webinar breaks down the president’s FY 2019 budget proposal and launches the Alliance’s FY 2019 advocacy campaign focused on increased funding for homeless assistance programs and defense against harmful cuts to the social safety net. Speakers provide a brief overview of the federal budget and appropriations process and analysis of the administration’s proposed funding […]
Almost 60,000 families with children (57,971) are homeless on any given night in the United States, according to the 2017 federal Point-in-Time count. Nationally, that means 7.4 out of every 10,000 families are homeless. But family homelessness is not experienced equally across all states. Three states and the District of Columbia have rates far higher […]
In 2017, the Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building launched the Emergency Shelter Learning Series — a collection of webinars, infographics, tools, and assessments — to help shelters implement effective housing-focused practices. It provides guidance for how shelters can lower barriers and gives tools to system leaders to better integrate and support shelters in their efforts […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]