Community Survey: Protecting People Experiencing Homelessness from COVID-19

  • March 30, 2020
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The National Alliance to End Homelessness asked homeless providers, leaders, advocates, allies, and those with lived homelessness to complete a survey on what they needed to protect people experiencing homelessness from COVID-19. The Alliance released the survey on March 20 […]

Fact Sheet: Population At-Risk – Homelessness and the COVID-19 Crisis

  • March 25, 2020
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People experiencing homelessness are uniquely at risk for contracting COVID-19. The Alliance’s Homelessness Research Institute has compiled a fact sheet on COVID-19 and homelessness, based on researchers’ recent recommendations on how to serve this vulnerable population during the pandemic. These recommendations […]

Estimated Emergency and Observational/Quarantine Bed Need for the US Homeless Population Related to COVID-19 Exposure by County; Projected Hospitalizations, Intensive Care Units and Mortality

  • March 20, 2020
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Authors: Dennis Culhane, Daniel Treglia and Ken Steif, University of Pennsylvania Randall Kuhn, University of California Los Angeles Thomas Byrne, Boston University This report aims to establish the potential mortality and hospitalization costs associated with COVID-19 infection among the homeless population in the […]

Homelessness & COVID-19: Considerations and Action Steps

  • March 20, 2020
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This document was created and supported by the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and UnitedHealthcare Community & State. The full document is available here. State of Play: […]

The 2019 Point-in-Time Count: What Did We Learn About Family Homelessness?

  • February 27, 2020
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Each year, thousands of volunteers fan out on a late January evening to identify people living outdoors as part of the annual homelessness Point-in-Time Count (PIT). This count provides the only national measure of those living without shelter: people residing […]

Keeping People and Pets Together

  • February 4, 2020
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Published February 2020 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 […]

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
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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 […]