Working with Unsheltered People: Findings from the Alliance’s Workforce Survey

  • April 25, 2024
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

Written by: Joy Moses, Vice President of Research and Evidence During the summer of 2023, the Alliance surveyed the nation’s homeless services workforce. The online questions were answered by 5,044 people in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. […]

New Federal Funding Boosts Unsheltered Homelessness Response

  • February 27, 2024
  • |Publications, Data and Graphics

Written by: Nicole DuBois, Senior Research Analyst Unsheltered homelessness rose to an estimated 256,610 people on one night in January 2023, up 9.7 percent from the prior year. This continued a trend of increases that began in 2016 and has […]

Working in Homeless Services: A Survey of the Field

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

The following report summarizes key findings from a 2023 survey of homeless service workers conducted by the Homelessness Research Institute at the National Alliance to End Homelessness. It reveals insights on the workforce’s motivations to be part of this mission; […]

Racial Disparities in Homelessness Persist: A Data Snapshot

  • October 10, 2023
  • |Data and Graphics

Federal homelessness data reveals that most Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) groups in the United States continue to experience sheltered homelessness disproportionately to their share of the overall U.S. population. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

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
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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 […]