Conducting the 2022 Point-in-Time Count During the Omicron Surge

  • January 24, 2022
  • |Publications

However, the Omicron variant is dramatically increasing the number of COVID-19 cases nationwide, causing some CoCs to revisit their plans for collecting this critical data. Many communities did not conduct an unsheltered count last year due to the pandemic and […]

Exploring the Potential Impacts of COVID-19 Emergency Housing Resources

  • January 18, 2022
  • |Data and Graphics

A new interactive tool produced by the Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute can help communities revisit their ERA and EHV targeting strategies to recognize the potential of fully taking advantage of this once-in-a-generation opportunity. This data visualization is based on homeless […]

Homelessness in 2022: Five Key Questions

  • December 27, 2021
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Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness took on a greater priority in communities across the nation. Driven by the economic impacts of the pandemic, the federal government stepped forward with emergency resources to help keep people who had housing in […]

What Happened After Congress Invested in Emergency Housing Vouchers: A Survey of Homeless Services Providers

  • December 2, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Written by: Joy Moses Additional Contributors: Jackie Gardner and Julie Pagaduan The most recent legislation, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), became law in March 2021 and included $5 billion in new investments for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs), targeting people […]

What Will It Take to House America?

  • November 1, 2021
  • |Publications

By Richard Cho, Senior Advisor for Housing and Services, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Earlier this year, I returned to federal service, serving now at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). […]

Legislative Update: Homelessness in Congress’ Reconciliation Bill

  • September 27, 2021
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This week is extremely important for federal legislation and homelessness: it could be the week that the House votes on a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that includes significant investments in low-income housing and supportive housing services. The House Financial […]

2021 NOFO: What Is HUD Looking For?

  • August 30, 2021
  • |Publications

Such an analysis should influence how localities approach the new HUD Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Analyzing systems can help communities identify key priority areas for improvement to meet their own goals of helping people quickly exit homelessness safely and […]

National Alliance to End Homelessness Calls on State and Local Leaders to Distribute Emergency Rental Assistance Funds Immediately

  • August 27, 2021
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“Given rising levels of homelessness and the new and continuing surge in COVID cases, it is essential that families and individuals who have homes can remain in them,” said Nan Roman, President and CEO of the National Alliance to End […]

As the Pandemic Began, Troubling Signs About Homelessness Were on the Horizon

  • August 4, 2021
  • |Publications

Drawing from the 2020 Point-in-Time Count, the report paints a picture of homelessness and homeless services less than two months before the COVID-19 crisis began. At the time, there were already reasons to be concerned about homelessness. Now that pandemic […]

Hotels to Housing Case Studies

  • July 20, 2021
  • |Publications

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous states and localities successfully expanded their housing capacity by rapidly acquiring hotels and motels and converting them into permanent housing. The following case studies outline some of the most noteworthy hotels-to-housing initiatives […]