Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Voucher Program

  • May 2, 2024
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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 […]

Fair Housing and Why It Matters to Ending Homelessness

  • April 29, 2024
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The twin goals of the Fair Housing Act are to prohibit discrimination in housing, and to replace existing patterns of residential racial segregation with “truly integrated and balanced living patterns.” Notwithstanding, racial discrimination in market rate housing informs the disproportionate […]

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. […]

Homelessness Reaches the Supreme Court: As It Weighs One Approach, A Better One Waits in the Wings

  • April 23, 2024
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Written by: Joy Moses, Vice President of Research and Evidence In evaluating the case of City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider amicus briefs filed by a collection of jurisdictions that express varying levels […]

NAEH, NLIHC, CBPP: Supreme Court Case Highlights Need for Leaders to Address Homelessness with Humane, Proven Strategies

  • April 22, 2024
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On April 22, the solutions to homelessness will come into full view when the U.S. Supreme Court hears the most important case in decades influencing how communities treat their residents experiencing homelessness. At the heart of the case, Grants Pass, […]

How the Supreme Court Could Impact Homelessness

  • April 16, 2024
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About the Case The narrow issue in the case is whether a local government can issue tickets, fines, arrests, or otherwise punish people for “camping” outside in public spaces – even when adequate indoor shelter and housing spaces aren’t available […]

What Do We Know (So Far) About Homelessness Funding in the FY 2024 Budget?

  • March 13, 2024
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Last Saturday, President Biden signed into law a bill providing funding for the rest of fiscal year 2024 for some federal agencies. These include the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Interagency […]

What is Preventing Progress on Unsheltered Homelessness?

  • March 1, 2024
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In spring 2023, the federal government awarded 32 communities across the country with additional resources to address unsheltered homelessness. Before they began implementing their grants, the Alliance asked 24 representatives of the funded communities about the factors that had been preventing […]

How Federal Funding Sparks Innovation on Unsheltered Homelessness

  • February 27, 2024
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In 2023, thirty-two communities across the country won significant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to respond to unsheltered homelessness. These communities represent diverse settings facing different challenges. Due to the flexible nature of how this […]

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 […]