Keeping People and Pets Together

  • February 4, 2020
  • |Publications

Evidence shows that animal companionship is fortifying and contributes to the emotional well-being of people experiencing homelessness, including encouraging owners to obtain sobriety, leave abusive relationships, and avoid incarceration. As part of the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ efforts to advance low-barrier emergency […]

The Alliance’s Racial Equity Network Action Steps

  • February 3, 2020
  • |Toolkits and Training Materials, Publications

The Alliance’s Racial Equity Network (REN) has developed some action steps that communities may find useful if they find racial or ethnic disparities in their homelessness system. These action steps follow the release of the REN’s Racial Equity Toolkit to […]

Statement on the Appointment of USICH Executive Director, Robert Marbut

  • December 3, 2019
  • |Publications

December 3, 2019 — Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Alliance to End Homelessness was informed that Robert Marbut will be named as the incoming Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), replacing Matthew Doherty, who […]

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 […]

Closing Out the Demographic Data Project: A Focus on Geography

  • September 30, 2019
  • |Publications

Previous installments of the Demographic Data Project have illustrated how people’s experiences of homelessness can vary based on WHO they are: their race, gender, and gender identity. But in the latest installment, we add a new layer on analysis: a […]

Demographic Data Project: Geography

  • September 30, 2019
  • |Publications

Other installments of this series focus on the racial, ethnic, and gender demographics of homelessness in America. They explore similarities and differences among groups. In this brief, we add a new layer to the analysis—geography. Demographic factors can vary according […]

Statement from the National Alliance to End Homelessness in Response to the White House Council of Economic Advisers’ Report on Homelessness

  • September 24, 2019
  • |Publications

The White House Council of Economic Advisers’ recent report, “The State of Homelessness in America” reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of homelessness, the programs that end homelessness, and the people who experience it. The authors cast doubts, refute progress, and offer […]

The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: A Comprehensive Approach to Reduce Youth Homelessness

  • September 18, 2019
  • |Publications

Late last month the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the third round of awards for its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). The total funding for this round is $75 million, and it will be distributed among […]

Priorities for Congress: September 2019

  • September 16, 2019
  • |Publications

It’s a busy week politically, and action is necessary to maintain Congressional focus on homelessness. The Senate Appropriations Committee will be “marking up” their version of a spending bill for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this […]

What Does “Public Charge” Mean for the Homelessness System?

  • September 6, 2019
  • |Publications

This post is jointly authored by Arianna Cook-Thajudeen, Bank of American Foundation Legal Fellow at the National Housing Law Project, and Katherine Lundie, State and Local Policy Analyst at the National Immigration Law Center. Coming on the heels of the […]