Resources

Data Visualization: The Evidence on Housing First

  • May 25, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics

Housing First has been thoroughly studied as an effective approach to ending people’s homelessness. System leaders, advocates, policymakers, and others are encouraged to review the following visualization, which demonstrates the overwhelming volume of research and data supporting Housing First. It […]

Data Snapshot: Comparing Point in Time Counts between 2019 and 2020

  • April 20, 2021
  • |Data and Graphics

The 2020 Point in Time count reflected a 2.2 percent increase in overall homelessness compared to 2019. However, states and Continuums of Care (CoCs) showed significant variation in the changes to their overall homelessness counts, as well as the counts […]

Fewer Than 4 in 10 Families with a Shelter Stay Have Dedicated Permanent Housing Support to Exit Homelessness

  • December 17, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Last year, approximately 52,000 families were assisted out of homelessness with rapid re-housing assistance. Another 7,300 families with high needs were assisted into permanent supportive housing and 1,300 families received other permanent housing assistance to exit homelessness. This is a […]

Surveying Local Homeless Service Providers (Part 3): Responses from November 2020

  • December 15, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

December 2020 The latest installment of community surveys reflects the findings of a third online survey of Continuum of Care leaders. These findings reflect how homeless service providers and systems have been able to maintain service delivery amidst the ongoing […]

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 […]

Transgender Homeless Adults & Unsheltered Homelessness: What the Data Tell Us

  • July 24, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics, Publications

Limited information exists about the number of transgender people experiencing homelessness. There are very few data sets relative to this population, but all the data tells a similar story: transgender people are more likely to be unsheltered than their cisgender peers, and those who […]

Data Snapshot: Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals Experience Unsheltered Homelessness at Higher Rates

  • July 14, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics

Data from the 2019 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count reveals that homeless transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are more likely to be unsheltered than cisgender adults experiencing homelessness. Forty nine percent of cisgender adults experiencing homelessness were unsheltered, yet a staggering 63% […]

Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Homelessness

  • July 13, 2020
  • |Data and Graphics

Point-in-Time Counts over the past few years have revealed a staggering trend: transgender and gender non-conforming individuals experience homelessness at higher rates — unsheltered homelessness in particular. Recent data for these populations exposes these stark disparities.   View the Data […]

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 […]

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