Latest AHAR Confirms Growing Concerns About Older Adult Homelessness

  • September 23, 2022
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People using emergency shelters, transitional housing, or safe havens are more likely to be under the age of 50, but the share of those 50 and older has been growing. According to Part 2 of the previous AHAR (published in […]

State of Homelessness – Archives

  • September 22, 2022
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The State of Homelessness in America is a yearly report that charts progress in ending homelessness in the United States. It uses the most recently available data to present national and state trends in homelessness, trends in populations at risk of homelessness and trends in the types and utilization of assistance available to people experiencing homelessness.

Statement on the California Community Assistance Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court Program

  • September 20, 2022
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The National Alliance to End Homelessness today expressed its concerns following the signing of SB 1338 known as the Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court program. The organization has called on the Administration to take the bold steps needed […]

Helping Congress Understand the Realities of Homelessness

  • September 17, 2022
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It was a big day! Thanks to more than 1,200 advocates from across the country, the Alliance organized 245 legislative meetings which ranged from 20-30 minutes to more than an hour. While Capitol Hill Day has traditionally been part of […]

5 Pandemic-Related Lessons from the New AHAR Report

  • September 16, 2022
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The Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR) report highlights data focused on people living in homeless services system shelters throughout 2019 and 2020. This timeframe paints a picture of the status quo both immediately before and after the pandemic began. These […]

Employed and Experiencing Homelessness: What the Numbers Show

  • September 2, 2022
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The truth is that many do – in fact, a 2021 study from the University of Chicago estimates that 53% of people living in homeless shelters and 40% of unsheltered people were employed, either full or part-time, in the year […]

Honoring Our Sector on Labor Day

  • August 31, 2022
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Meanwhile, you are greeted by a Vietnam-era Army veteran who just walked through the door. He is homeless for the first time and does not know what to do. At the same time, your phone is ringing off the hook […]

Next Generation Assessment Tools Series

  • August 30, 2022
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The Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) has long been a key tool in communities’ assessments of how to prioritize service delivery for people experiencing homelessness. Communities are shifting towards other tools, as the VI-SPDAT is now being phased […]

How Providers Can Boost Voter Engagement

  • August 30, 2022
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Providers are allowed to engage in voter registration and get out the vote efforts, so long as these activities are done in a non-partisan way that doesn’t favor a particular candidate or political party. In fact, it’s encouraged – organizations […]

Moving The Needle: Leveraging the CoC Program Competition NOFO for Justice and Equity

  • August 25, 2022
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The 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) continues the work of past NOFOs by incorporating equity as a top priority, evident by the increase of available points in the 2022 CoC NOFO. Historically, CoC […]