Shelters Are Serving an Increasing Number of Older Adults: A Data Snapshot

  • September 26, 2023
  • |Data and Graphics

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2021 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (Part 2), the number of older adults experiencing sheltered homelessness* is on the rise, with a marked increase in those experiencing chronic homelessness over the […]

Calculating Change: Future Directions for Homelessness Data Use and Reporting

  • September 12, 2023
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

The Alliance spoke with several partners on how reforming data collection processes can improve service delivery and illuminate gaps in resources. This report provides highlights from these conversations and points to needed areas of homelessness data reform.

New Estimates Suggest that $4.8 Billion is Needed to Bring Homeless Services Salaries into the Modern Era

  • September 5, 2023
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

An estimated 350,500 people work in the homeless services sector, spanning crisis response to supportive housing roles. Many, particularly frontline workers, face a gap between their salary and what they need to make to afford housing. Without these investments, staffing […]

California Statewide Study of Homelessness May Have Nationwide Implications

  • August 21, 2023
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

In early June, the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative (BHHI), housed at the University of California San Francisco, released a groundbreaking report on the characteristics and causes of homelessness in California. The report, which was principally authored by Dr. Margot […]

Data Snapshot: Non-Cisgender Homeless Individuals Face Higher Risk of Being Unsheltered

  • June 20, 2023
  • |Data and Graphics

Federal homelessness data shows that transgender, non-binary, and gender questioning people experience unsheltered homelessness at dramatically higher rates than their cisgender peers (people who identify with the gender assigned them at birth). These rates are likely even higher for Black, […]

Connecting Older Adults to Housing: Examining Disparities

  • January 31, 2023
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

A new report from the Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute analyzes 2018 data from the Vulnerability Index Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool to examine the different ways in which older adults exit homelessness; identify disparities in types of exits by shelter […]

Increasing Latino Homelessness—What’s Happening, Why, and What to Do About It

  • January 24, 2023
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

This brief analyzes data from the 2022 PIT Count, examines the factors leading to an increase in Latino homelessness, and looks towards policy solutions at the federal and local levels. It also notes program changes that local Continuums of Care […]

State of Homelessness: 2023 Edition

  • September 27, 2022
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

The current edition of this report analyzes available data on homelessness for 2022 and over time. Key facts and data points include: Homelessness has been on the rise since 2017, experiencing an overall increase of 6 percent. In 2022, counts […]

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

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

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 […]

Using EHVs to Get People Housed: Focus Group Discussions on Challenges and Current Strategies

  • April 26, 2022
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

A new research brief from the Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute explores the progress and challenges that Continuums of Care and Public Housing Authorities have faced in putting these vouchers to use, and the strategies that are currently in play to […]