Rising Rents and Inflation Are Likely Increasing Low-Income Families’ Risk of Homelessness

  • June 17, 2022
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Rising rents and persistent inflation increase the risk for people becoming homeless and serve as barriers to people who are trying to exit homelessness. In a 2020 study, researchers at the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that “a $100 increase […]

Millions of Americans Are Housing Insecure: Rent Relief and Eviction Assistance Continue to Be Critical

  • November 9, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Written By Julie Pagaduan | November 9, 2021 Among the most striking results were the responses from August 18 – 30, 2021 (week 36 of the survey), when the federal eviction moratorium ended, indicating that nearly half of adult renters […]

Racial Equity Resources

  • October 27, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Data and Graphics

The following tools and resources can aid your system in learning more about racial disparities in homelessness, and the structural factors that contribute to them: criminalization, poverty, redlining, mental and physical health, incarceration, and more. The resources on this page […]

State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition Graphics

  • June 25, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

The following graphics correspond to data published in the State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition. Please click on each thumbnail to download the full version of the graphic. Data Rates of Homelessness: Race Increases in Homelessness (by Percent): Gender Permanent and […]

Racial Inequalities in Homelessness, by the Numbers

  • June 1, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics

Most minority groups in the United States experience homelessness at higher rates than Whites, and therefore make up a disproportionate share of the homeless population. African Americans make up 13 percent of the general population, but more than 40 percent […]

Community-level Responses of Homelessness Assistance Programs to COVID-19: Data from May 2020

  • May 28, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

A new survey, conducted by the Alliance in May 2020, demonstrates the continual challenges and gaps in resources Continuums of Care (CoCs) face while serving people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, targeted to CoC leadership, inquires how […]

Poverty is Down — But Concerns About Homelessness Remain Up

  • October 7, 2019
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Poverty rates are down: the U.S. Census Bureau has been documenting modest declines since 2010. And, in a recent report, the agency detailed a 0.5 percent decrease in the number of people living below the poverty line in 2018. Since […]

Data Snapshot: Racial Disparities in Homelessness

  • July 16, 2019
  • |Data and Graphics

In Every State, African Americans Are More Likely than Whites to Experience Homelessness July 16, 2019 – A new analysis by the National Alliance to End Homelessness sheds light on striking racial disproportionality in homelessness. In every state in the […]

People of Color Make Up a Disproportionate Share of the Homeless Veteran Population

  • October 22, 2018
  • |Data and Graphics

Despite progress in ending veteran homelessness overall, racial disparities persist: 43.2 percent of veterans experiencing homelessness are people of color, compared with 18.4 percent of the general veteran population. 33.1 percent of veterans experiencing homelessness are African American, compared with […]

Racial Disparities in Homelessness in the United States

  • June 6, 2018
  • |Data and Graphics

Most minority groups in the United States experience homelessness at higher rates than Whites, and therefore make up a disproportionate share of the homeless population: African Americans make up more than 40% of the homeless population, but represent 13 percent […]