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; […]

The Housing ACCESS Act: A Pathway to Supportive Housing

  • November 27, 2023
  • |Publications

It is challenging to create supportive housing, no matter where you are in the country. For people with extremely low incomes who also face disabilities or complex health challenges, providing supportive housing can be a multifaceted task. It necessitates a […]

Learning Without a Home: Will a Housing First Approach Work on Campus?

  • November 17, 2023
  • |Publications

Pursuing a college education without stable housing can have a devastating impact on a student’s chance of earning a degree. Homelessness can happen at any age, including to college students. So how can colleges use a Housing First approach to […]

Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Voucher Program

  • November 14, 2023
  • |Publications

Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) vouchers provide dedicated rental assistance to support youth in two situations: youth exiting foster care who are at risk of homelessness, and youth who have become homeless (or at risk of homelessness) after having been […]

Supporting Older Survivors of Domestic Violence

  • October 11, 2023
  • |Publications

Since 1981, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) has been held each October as a way to unite advocates across the nation in their efforts to end domestic violence. During this time, advocates across the country raise awareness, identify ways to stop […]

Housing First is a Matter of Health

  • October 10, 2023
  • |Publications

Chronic homelessness is linked to poor health outcomes and higher risk of mortality. People experiencing homelessness often experience trauma on the street or in shelters, which creates long-standing adverse impacts. Having safe, stable housing is essential to a person’s health. […]

Potential Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know

  • September 26, 2023
  • |Publications

As the deadline looms for Congress to act on enacting a spending bill through the appropriations process by September 30, 2023, we are once again preparing for the possibility of another government shutdown. As a former federal employee and former […]

Why the Housing PLUS Act is a Threat to Housing First

  • September 26, 2023
  • |Publications

While homeless service providers may know the value of Housing First, Congressional lawmakers must also understand the critical role that Housing First plays in getting people experiencing homelessness back into housing. Communicating the importance of Housing First will be especially […]

The Truth About Housing First

  • September 22, 2023
  • |Publications

Rather than taking on the severe affordable housing crisis that is driving homelessness, housing insecurity, and rent burdens in communities all over the country, politicians, media pundits and others have seized this opportunity to blame Housing First as a failed […]

Earmark This: Can You Afford to Ignore Congressionally Directed Funding?

  • September 21, 2023
  • |Publications

What if you could get $5 million in funding to preserve and expand affordable rural housing in your county? What if your project could secure $300,000 to install a sprinkler system in the family navigation center? Would any of those […]